Class Procedures and Reminders
Canvas grace period. For those of you who didn't finish the Tuesday work, there a Canvas "grace period" on Wednesday morning until noon. Canvas marks the assignment late when you turn it in after the due date, but there's no penalty in terms of points. It's basically a "no-questions-asked" extension the next morning until noon. Plan on doing the work on the due date, but you do have that grace period the next morning when life's surprises get in the way of your schedule.
Blogs. The blogs are looking great... and there are so many of them now. Thank you for all your good work on that! I'll keep commenting on the Favorite Places posts today, and then as many of the Introductions as I can. I may or may not get to all the Introductions this week; I'll do my best! Then, tomorrow afternoon (Thursday) I'll put you all into blog groups so you can do the blog commenting assignment. More on that in tomorrow's announcements.
Vampire Writer. As you embark on your storytelling career in this class, I thought this would be a fun graphic to share. Find out more at the Writing Lab blog.
Coffee. And speaking of coffee... beware the Caffeine Causality Loop.
Words from India. Did you know the word "bangle" comes to English from India? Find out more at Indian Words in English.
Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: Sweet Dreams Are Made of These: Karmic Bedtime Stories. Four brothers and sisters each get their own special Ramayana bedtime story with a lesson to learn and an adventure to enjoy before they fall asleep that night.
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat knows that growing gives you new perspective: The higher you climb, the more you can see. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: There are so many reasons to go to the wonderful OU Library... and here's another one: Pokémon lures are dropping every hour on the hour 8AM - 5PM until September 2 (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.
August 24: Vesuvius. On this day in the year 79 C.E., Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Italian cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in lava and ashes. You can read the dramatic details in this Wikipedia article, which is also the source for the image below which shows a computer-generated image of Vesuvius erupting. It was very eerie that there was an earthquake in Italy just yesterday, on the eve of this ancient volcano day: