Tuesday, October 4

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 7, and I've re-arranged the Modules area in Canvas so the new week is on top. If you have not done any reading for this week yet, make sure you do some reading today. Here is a link to this week's assignments.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Week 7 Project Feedback. The Feedback assignment is available now, with random groups ready to go. I hope you will enjoy visiting some new projects this week! It's not due until the end of the week, but you might find it useful to do that earlier, separate from the blog commenting that will be available later.

Project Stack. As usual at the beginning of the week, there are still LOTS of Storybook and Portfolio assignments in the stack. If you turned something in on Saturday before noon, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned in something later on Saturday or on Sunday or Monday, it is probably still in the stack. And if you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writing. A pencil is powerful: When life gets complicated, choose to create.

Punctuation. Punctuation saves lives: Let's eat Grandma!

GrammarCatz. And, as usual, the cat is having some trouble with both spelling and punctuation: DOAN BOTHR ME.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: Tales of Ganesha. Ganesha has devoted followers all over the world, including Norman, Oklahoma! Join Ganesha at Campus Corner and hear the god tell the true stories of his own life.

Free Book Online: Japanese Demon Lore by Noriko T. Reider. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. This is a very recent book, generously made available online by the author and Utah State University Press.

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Don't call it a hop until you have jumped (a Polish proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This is something like "not counting your chickens" ... but you get to do the hopping!

Today's Video: Mahabharata: Karmic Revolution. Some of you in Indian Epics may be watching this series from Epified this week:

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat probably should try a different approach: You might need to try another strategy. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: There will be a screening of the film "Things Left Behind" in the Fred Jones Auditorium at 2PM, with a follow-up lecture by the filmmaker, Linda Hoaglund, tomorrow at 11:30AM (details).  I've include the Vimeo preview below:

October 4: Saint Francis - World Animal Day. Today is the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi. Because of the special love that Francis had for every creature in the animal kingdom, October 4 has been designated World Animal Day. You can learn more about Saint Francis at Wikipedia, and the image below is from the World Animal Day website. Celebrate animal life!

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