Class Procedures and Reminders
Week 2 Blog Comments. This assignment is now available, with new groups, and this time they are random! (Last time I tried where possible to group people by majors.) If you enjoy reading the blogs and doing comments, you might want to do more comments for extra credit; that option will be available every week.
Project Stack. Today and over the weekend, a lot of people will be turning in project assignments. As those come in, I'll update the stack, and you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Learning. Aquote from Ezra Bayda, a Zen teacher: When you really pay attention, everything is your teacher.
Spelling. We need all the humor about spelling we can get: Spelling with Werewolves.
Featured Storybook. This is one of my all-time favorite project from the Indian Epics class: Rate My Rishi. If you've ever used the website RateMyProfessors.com, you'll feel right at home at Rate My Rishi, where the rishis' students, fans, and enemies sing their praises and dish the mythological dirt, too.
Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman? (an English proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This proverb was famously invoked by the radical English priest John Ball, a leader of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381.
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is pondering the implications of neuroplasticity: You are the architect of your brain. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: It's TEDxOU today, so best wishes to Rijutha on her presentation, which is about how Bollywood contributes to the patriarchal society in India (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, or click here for past announcements.