Friday, September 5

HAPPY FRIDAY! You have reached the end of Week 3! The Read and Respond assignment (blog commenting) is available now. Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish Thursday's work.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Storybook Stack. On Friday, I hope to finish reading and responding to the Storybook assignments that were turned in before Friday (see contents of the stack). If you turn your Storybook in on Friday, it will be at the top of the stack for Monday. If you want comments back next week sooner rather than later, don't wait until Sunday night to turn in your assignment. The sooner you turn in the assignment (today or on Saturday), the sooner you will get comments back!

Suggestion Box: You may have already noticed the anonymous Suggestion Box which appears in the blog sidebar here. Please feel free to use that to share with me your comments and suggestions about the class. I really appreciate your feedback!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Time Humor: A Field Guide to Procrastinators. Yep, we are all procrastinators of one kind or another. I'm an Internet researcher AND a social sharer. Double danger!

Words to Watch: Today's words to watch out for are ROLE and ROLL. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Adventures through the East. Travel to Thailand, Nepal and India — with Hanuman himself as your travel guide, along with some help from Jambavan and Sugriva.

FREE Kindle eBook: The Cat and the Mouse: A Book of Persian Fairy Tales by Hartwell James. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book which includes some delightful stories, including a story about a cat as you can see:

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is When knowledge is hidden away, it rots; when it is shared publicly, it grows (a Latin proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is a rhyming Latin proverb: Condita TABESCIT, vulgata scientia CRESCIT. Even the monks of the Middle Ages appreciated the value of sharing... even if they did not have the Internet yet!

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image is Rama's army, which is made up of valiant monkeys and bears; see this blog post for a close-up.

Friday Event on Campus: There will be a talk by John Stewart in the History of Science program about an online class he is developing — Questing for the History of Science: A Gamified Online Class — at 3:30PM in Bizzell 339 (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Friday Film. There will be free showings of Maleficent in Meacham at 6PM, 9PM and midnight!

Note: You can page back through older blog posts to see any announcements you might have missed, and you can check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.