Saturday, November 5

Today is Saturday of Week 11. I hope you are enjoying the weekend... and be sure to check out the ISA Diwali announcement below: the big event is tonight!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. On Friday I finished replying to all the Week 10 projects plus most of the Week 11 assignments too, but there were still some assignments left in the stack: those will be at the top of the stack on Monday! You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

Online education survey. (repeat announcement) A graduate student in OU's Education Schoolcontacted me with another survey to share: this one is about student attitudes in online courses: Community and Collaboration Online. There will be a raffle for people who complete this survey; you could win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Meet Michelle Pacansky-Brock. (repeat announcement) My friend Michelle teaches at California State University - Channel Islands, and she's developing a new podcast, seeking students who might talk to her about learning experiences that leave people feeling inspired and transformed. If you'd like to be part of this podcast, you are very much invited to participate! You can find out more here: Humanized Education Podcast.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Punctuation. It's vocative punctuation humor from Cyanide and Happiness.

World of Tomorrow. Words of wisdom from Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking: What the world of tomorrow will be like is greatly dependent on the power of imagination in those who are learning to read today.

GrammarCatz. The Grammar Cat is struggling with an irregular verb: ATE v. EATED.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Desperate Goddesses: Life on Mythological Lane. Izanami-no-Mikoto, the Japanese goddess of creation, has left the world of the living long behind, but she still watches over the desperate goddesses of Mythological Lane — Aphrodite, Pele, Ishtar, and Devi — and shares their stories with you.

Free Book Online: Mythology of All Races: India by A. Berriedale Keith. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents, and you can find the other volumes of this Mythology series online too.

Proverb Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Bacchus has drowned more people than Neptune (an English proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. Here Bacchus stands for alcohol, while Neptune is the god of the sea.

Today's Video: Weapons of the Gods. Here's another one of the videos from Epified:

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is ready for the weekend! Stay creative: have fun!. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: It's the DIWALI INDRADHANUSH (Rainbow) tonight at 5:30PM in the Reynolds Arts Center (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

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