Class Procedures and Reminders
Feedback groups. The feedback groups for Week 8 are available now; it's Storybooks this week, and quite a few of the Storybooks have a first story now too, so you can see how those projects are really starting to take shape.
Project Stack. Yesterday, I read all the assignments turned in on Friday and most of the Saturday assignments. Today, I'll finish the Saturday assignments and move on to Sunday morning. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment. If you didn't turn in a Week 7 Project assignment but want to turn in your Week 8 assignment now, that would be great; if you turn it in now, I'll be able to get comments back to you before the weekend.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Alphabet. Writing is my favorite technology, and in this graphic you can watch the evolution of the alphabet.
Writing. Wise words from Margaret Atwood: If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.
Words from India. The word/name "Buddha" is from Sanskrit, and it means the "awakened one." Find out more: BUDDHA. And see the free book below for the story of the Buddha as Josaphat!
Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: I Was A Teenage Mythological Creature. On this reality TV show, there are five contestants — Charlie the Unicorn, Ashley the Harpy, Serena the Siren, Milo the Minotaur, and Jack the Chimera — and you can read all the behind-the-scenes gossip in their not-so-private diaries.
Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is A thousand probabilities do not make one truth (an English proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. Life is indeed full of probabilities... but truth is harder to discern!
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is a thoughtful cat: Thinking is part of doing. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: It's "Write Night" at the Writing Center from 8PM - 10PM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.