Class Procedures and Reminders
Orientation. Make sure you finish ALL the Orientation assignments today. In future weeks, if you miss assignments you can make them up with extra credit, but the Orientation assignments are different: you need to complete them to be ready for Week 2 and the rest of the semester.
Extra Credit. There are extra credit options available for Week 1, as there will be each week. The extra credit is meant to be fun and also useful, and doing extra credit early in the semester is a great way to build up a cushion so that you can take time off in this class later on when you have midterms etc. in your other classes.
Project Stack. For those of you who are already finishing up Week 2, you can check the stack to make sure I received your Week 2 Project assignment.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Books. I know there are some Game of Thrones fan in this class, so here are some words of wisdom from Tyrion Lannister: A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.
Map of the Internet. I hope you will get a chance to explore new Internet territory in this class! For a visualization, check out Simon's Map of the Internet. Even "My Little Pony" has its own pink island, just north of the Sea of Subcultures and to the west of the land of Tumblr:
Spelling. Here's another pair of words that the spellchecker cannot help you with, which means you need to be aware of them: Throne - Thrown.
Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Different strokes for different folks (a proverb from the USA). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. That's why I try to include so many different options and choices in the class: different people like different things!
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is full of potential, as are we all: Our true potential is unknown ... and unknowable. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: I hope you will make use of the wonderful Bizzell Library this semester; they are open from noon until 2AM on Sundays; you can check out their hours at the Libraries.ou.edu website and find out about all their resources and services too.
Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.