Wednesday, April 8

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 12. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the Reading Diary that was due on Tuesday — and if you missed them yesterday, here's a link to Tuesday's announcements.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. There are still LOTS of Storybook assignments in the stack, but if you turned something before 6PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in on Sunday evening or later, it is probably still in the stack waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

Mix-and-Match. Now is definitely the time to mix-and-match assignments, figuring out just how many points you need to finish and then choosing the assignments you enjoy the most. If you have any questions as you make your plan for finishing up, let me know!

April 18-19 D2L Outage. Not this weekend, but the next weekend (April 18-19), there will be a D2L maintenance outage. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to accommodate that, and I'll have more information next week as we get close to the outage window.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Language Resource: History of the English Language Chart. From Sabio Lantz (Triangulations blog) comes this nice chart showing some important features of the History of the English Language (full size).

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

Featured Storybook: Animal Tales From India to Oklahoma: Indian Tales as Told by Squirrel. You've all seen those squirrels on the OU campus, but there is one special squirrel in particular, a talking squirrel, who is eager to tell you the tales of his days in ancient India.

FREE eBook: Stories from King Arthur and His Round Table by Beatrice Clay. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book which covers the whole of Arthur's life, birth to death.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is The snake goes crookedly, yet it arrives straight within its hole (a Kashmiri proverb from India). Details at the Proverb Lab. A straight path is not the only way home!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Yama, the god of death.

Wednesday Event on Campus: OU student Manabendra Saharia from India will be speaking as part of the Beyond Our Borders series at noon in the Community Room (LL118) on Lower Level 1 of Bizzell Memorial Library (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

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.