Tuesday, October 21

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 10, and I've re-arranged the Declarations area in Desire2Learn so the new week is on top. Also, the Internet assignment for this week is now available! If you have not turned in your Week 9 Storybook/Portfolio assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit, and Tuesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the Reading Diary that was due on Monday. And if you missed them yesterday, here's a link to Monday's announcements.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Storybook/Portfolio Stack. As usual at the beginning of the week, there are still LOTS of assignments in the stack. If you turned something in on Friday or before 6PM on Saturday, you should have comments back from me; if you turned in something later on Saturday or on Sunday or Monday, it is still in the stack; you can check to make sure your assignment is in the stack: contents of the stack.

Finishing up the class: Storybooks
. There is no absolute requirement about the number of stories in a finished Storybook or Portfolio. Based on your strategy for getting your points in the class, you can finish your Storybook with just three stories or even just two stories if you want - it is up to you, and the same with the Portfolio. So, especially if you have been working ahead and/or doing extra credit, you might want to make up your plan for finishing up the class, deciding what assignments you like best to focus on. There is more information about grading and finishing the class here.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Book Recommendation: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars. These books are brilliant: for sure the best books I read (listened to) over the summer!

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is TITANIC from the Greek gods who were called Titans. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: India Travel Journal. This Storybook contains tales of India's natural wonders — from the river Ganges to the Vindhya Hills — and their mythological origins.

FREE Kindle eBook: The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. Longfellow's Hiawatha is a Myth-Folklore reading option this week!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is You must take the little potato with the big potato (an Irish proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. A potato-based version of taking the good with the bad!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Kichaka and Bhima; you can see them fighting while Draupadi looks on.

Tuesday Event on Campus: As part of Open Access Week, there will be a free screening of Buster Keaton's The General at 3PM in the Community Room of Bizzell Library - with refreshments! (details) Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online. The poster image below is from Wikipedia:

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.