Wednesday, April 27

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 14, and Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the Reading Diary that was due on Tuesday. Here is a link to this week's assignments.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. If you turn in something by 2PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me! I'll keep working on the Sunday assignments today. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

Project Favorites! (repeat announcement) I've prepared the list of project favorites: thanks to everybody for their nominations! You can see the list here: Project Favorites. I hope you will enjoy exploring the list; you might even find some projects you have not looked at so far this semester. If you would like to vote for your favorites, you'll find a ballot at D2L in the Week 14 area.

Project Feedback. (repeat announcement) The Project commenting assignments for BOTH Week 14 AND Week 15 are available now. There's no need to wait, so if you need those points to finish up the class, both weeks are ready to go!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

European Word Translator.You type a word into the "Translate it!" box, and then the translations show up on the map for the language of each country. Here I did the word "fable" (because I love Aesop's fables).

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

Featured Storybook: Maggie's Heptameron. The Heptameron of Margaret, Queen of Navarre, is a classic of French literature. In this Storybook, you will discover that the Heptameron is inspired by events that Margaret witnessed while spying on members of the royal family.

Free Book Online: Legends of the Middle Ages by Héléne Adeline Guerber. This blog post provides additional information about the legends in this book which include Beowulf, El Cid, Charlemagne, and even Reynard the Fox!

India Featured Book: Bhanumati: Granddaughter Of Krishna. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics which is a really exciting adventure involving Krishna and Arjuna too!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is No day so long but has its evening (a French proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. And there is no semester so long but has its ending!

Today's Video: Indian Jam: Harry Potter. The Indian Jam Project has some wonderful music videos like these; check out their YouTube Channel for more.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat knows what she wants: I'm ready for a challenge. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: Come hear "Heartbeat of the Native Soul" at 6:30-9:00PM followed by a potluck dinner at the Jacobson House (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 27: Mary Wollstonecraft. A great advocate for women's rights, Mary Wollstonecraft was born on this day in 1759. She is best known for her 1792 treatise, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Her daughter, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, was also a writer and is still famous today for her novel Frankenstein. You can read more about Mary Wollstonecraft in this Wikipedia article, which is also the source for this portrait of Wollstonecraft by John Opie.

Note: You can page back through the 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.