Class Procedures and Reminders
Canvas feedback. I want to thank everybody for all the great feedback about Canvas and about the course. I shared your Canvas feedback with the people in OU IT and the Center for Teaching Excellence who are coordinating the Canvas effort, and they thank you also!
Something new next week! From the ideas you had about improving the course, there was one idea that is so good I want to try it this semester; I'll actually be working on that today to get it ready in time for next week, and I'll update the announcements when it's ready.
Update: Done! When you get to the Week 9 Storytelling assignment, you will see a big change there: Story Planning OR Writing. (You might need to hit refresh in your browser to see the new version of the page.)
Project Stack. I'll update the stack periodically today, and you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment. If you want comments back sooner rather than later, don't wait until tonight to turn that in!
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Libraries. Maybe you will be inspired to go study in Bizzell today: Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace, and wit, reminders of order, calm, and continuity — Germaine Greer.
Life. The weekend can be a good time for housekeeping, including the interior life — yes, it's another cartoon by Grant Snider.
Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: Vahana Therapy: Ganesh's Guide to Happiness. It's not easy being a vahana (a vehicle of the gods), and Ganesha is there to help these three vahanas — Nandi, Uchchaihshravas, and Garuda — work through some issues.
Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is A man travels as far in a day as a snail in a hundred years (a French proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. Enjoy your journey of today!
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is a free-thinker: Think independently. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: It's Archaeology Day at the Sam Noble Museum (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.