Thursday, October 20

Today is Thursday of WEEK 9. There is nothing due today, which makes it the perfect day to get ahead and/or do some extra credit, especially if you are thinking you want to finish up the class early! Here is a link to this week's assignments.

Update: The Week 9 blog comment groups are ready now! :-)

Class Procedures and Reminders

Diigo. As you've seen earlier, I use Diigo for bookmarking, and in particular for the reading options. Diigo has just changed their interface, so I'll need to update those links. I'll be working on that over the next few days, and if you run into any problems with a Diigo link, let me know: just send me the link, and I'll be able to send you back a corrected version that will work in the new interface. You can also click on "Classic Diigo" in the upper right-hand corner and the old links will work that way too.

Project Stack. On Wednesday, I got through all the assignments that had been turned in by Sunday at 6PM. I'll be working on the Sunday evening assignments today, and you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Fairy Tale Humor. Even if you are not a computer programmer, I thought you might enjoy these little fairy tales: GIT THE PRINCESS.

Technology. Meanwhile, beware the Caps Lockness Monster! :-)

GrammarCatz. This GrammarCat is still trying to figure out ITS versus IT'S.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: Post Secret Sanskrit: The Panchakanya. This collection of Post Secret stories, together with postcards, is told by the Panchakanya, the five women of the epics: Ahalya, Draupadi, Kunti, Tara, and Mandodari.

Free Book Online: Taytay's Tales: Traditional Pueblo Indian Tales by Elizabeth Willis Dehuff. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. You will find some coyote tales here!

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is You cannot hold two watermelons in one hand (an Iranian proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. It's kind of like "biting off more than you can chew," but with watermelons instead: don't pick up more watermelons than you can handle.

Today's Video: Story of Rama through Indian Art. This is a lecture that might be of interest to any of you in Indian epics:

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is looking for inspiration: Let another's success inspire you. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: It's College Night at the Art Museum from 7PM to 9PM: create art, eat food, and enjoy music by Annie Oakley (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

October 20. National Day on Writing. This is the Eighth Annual National Day on Writing sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. Participate by Twitter using the #WhyIWrite hashtag, and you can follow the conversation at the TagBoard.

Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.