Update: The blog comment groups are ready to go! :-)
Class Procedures and Reminders
Blog commenting. After the Story post grace period ends at noon, I'll start putting together the new random blog groups for the blog commenting. I'll get that done this afternoon and will update these announcements when the groups are ready to go — I should be able to get that ready by 5PM at the latest.
Project Stack. I got a lot done yesterday! As of the end of the day on Wednesday, I had replied to any assignment turned in before 10PM on Sunday, and I am hoping to get through the rest of the assignments in the stack today (my goal each week is to get through the stack by the end of the week). You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment. If you want comments back before the weekend, turn your project assignment in today.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
English Language. English has words that come from so many different sources! Find out more at the History of the English Language Chart.
Phonetic Etymology. This one comes from John Atkinson's blog; he has a good sense of humor about the English language. I like ham-mock:
Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Greek Heroes: The Untold Tales. Desperate and alone, a mysterious man named Joed discovers an ancient scroll in the midst of the desert. The scroll contains the stories of heroes, and these stories have the power to transform Joed's life completely.
Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Better bend than break (an English proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This is another one inspired by an Aesop's fable: The Tree and the Reed.
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat can feel the learning: The emotions of learning: surprise, awe, interest, and confusion. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: At 7:30PM in Gaylord 1140 there will be a talk by William Preston Robertson about The Big Lebowski and working with the Coen Brothers (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.