Sunday, October 23

Today is Sunday of Week 9. Make sure you finish the end-of-week assignments today, and you might want to do some extra credit assignments and/or get started on Week 10, especially if you want to finish the class early. You can find all the assignments at the Class Calendar.

Update: I added some extra credit Tech Tips for Canvas based on comments in the Canvas Survey you did last week. And remember, the Tech Tip Declarations for Weeks 9-15 are all available now, so if you want to do all of these tips this weekend, go for it! Let me know if you run into any problems with the instructions and/or if there are other tips I should include.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. If you want comments back sooner rather than later, try to turn in your assignment this afternoon; don't wait until Sunday evening! You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment, and on Monday I'll start replying to the assignments in the order that they were turned in.

Diigo: with images! I think all the Diigo link problems have been fixed (let me know if you run into any problems), and if you are using Diigo to browse class materials, you'll see thumbnails now too, like for Week 10 in Myth-Folklore or in Indian Epics.

Spring enrollment. The online Gen. Ed. classes fill up really fast, but I overenroll both classes, so I have full-course permissions I can give out after the classes are full (Myth-Folklore for Spring is already full). So, if you want to enroll for Spring or know someone who does, get in touch with me now.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Time Humor. Especially as the semester is probably very busy for everybody right now, I thought you might enjoy Sylvia Liu's Procrastination Flowchart.

Animals. This is from my all-time favorite Buzzfeed: Medieval Beasts That Cannot Even Handle It Right Now. Take a look at the Buzzfeed list for lots more beasts!

8. This dragon has
why everybody has frogs
coming out of their mouths.

Words from India. To find out more about calico-the-cloth, and calico cats, see CALICO.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: An Owl's Tale. A wise and sympathetic owl named Alice has been taken to an animal preserve because of her broken wing, and by the time her wing is healed she has told stories that charm the other birds and her human listeners too.

Free Book Online: Kalidasa's Raghuvanca, The Story of Raghu's Line by P. de Lacy Johnstone. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. This is the story of Rama's ancestors; Raghu was his great-grandfather.

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is They wouldn’t make erasers if we didn’t make mistakes (a proverb from the USA). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This is great proverb for growth mindset!

Today's Video: Tore Matware Naina. This is the first Maati Baani video I ever saw... and I've been a fan ever since!

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is a curious cat: Confront the unknown with curiosity. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: Cassandra (from Indian Epics) is assistant director for this weekend's musical at Sooner Theater, Next to Normal, and the final performance is a 2PM matinee today (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

October 23: Josh Kirby. Today marks the anniversary of the death of Josh Kirby in 2001, a great illustrator who is best known for the covers of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, and you might be familiar with his art for this Return of the Jedi poster; you can find out more about his life and work at Wikipedia:

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