Class Procedures and Reminders
Midterms. A lot of people have contacted me about midterms and other tests this week, and here's the thing: don't worry! The reason there is extra credit in this class every week is so that you miss some assignments in this class any time, and then you can make up the missing points with extra credit later when you have some free time. So, good luck on those midterms, and don't worry if you have to miss some work in this class during crunch time in your other classes.
Project Stack. Yesterday I got through all the assignments turned in before noon on Sunday, and I'll keep working through the Sunday assignments today. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.
Storytelling Style. Many of you are writing stories today, so I wanted to feature a new style here in the Announcements: social media style! You can learn more here about using Simitator to create social media stories, and here's a wonderful example from an Egyptian story last semester: Ra Turns to Social Media for Help.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Writing. Words of wisdom from the Writing Laboratory: Writing does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
Storytelling. With the help of this periodic table, you will never ... NEVER ... run out of storytelling ideas! See a dynamic, full-sized view of the table here where you can click on each element to learn more: The Periodic Table of Storytelling.
Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Gossip Girl: The Dirt on Hawaii's Elite. Gossip Girl dishes the dirt on Hawaii's kings and princes, queens and princesses, celebrities whose love lives are full of every scandal you can imagine.
Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Dawn does not come twice to wake us (a South African proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. I'm not very good at waking up at dawn myself, but I still like this proverb!
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is making careful observations for use in future creative work: Creativity requires thoughtful observation. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: Dr. Steven R. Gullberg will be giving a lecture on Archaeoastronomy and Ancient Cultures at 6PM in the OCCE Forum Building (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.