Update: The Week 9 Project Feedback groups are available now. :-)
Class Procedures and Reminders
Project Stack. I've been updating the project stack over the Break, and on Monday I'll start in on the assignments that were turned in last weekend, working through the assignments in the order they were turned in. There are a lot of new stories for me to read this week; I'm looking forward to seeing what you all have added to your projects as the second half of the semester gets underway! You can check the contents of the stack here.
Week 8 Surveys. I wanted to thank everybody again for all the information and ideas you shared with me in those surveys during the Week 8 Review. I've compiled and shared the Canvas Survey feedback with the people who are running the Canvas project at OU, and I will be writing up a new Tech Tip about configuring the Dashboard, since that was something several people had mentioned. I'll have more to say about all that next week; this week I've got all those new stories to read! :-)
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Reading. A thought to keep in mind as you embark on this week's reading: All this "reality" is really cutting into my reading time.
Writing. Here's a Game of Thrones Character Arc Generator. Every fantasy world has its own rules which all your to create new stories by means of mix-and-match... including the fantasy world of Games of Thrones.
Words from India. You might be surprised to learn that this is an Indian word in English: CHEETAH.
Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: Badri and the Dashavatara. From the time he was a small child, Badri has had mysterious encounters with the avatars of Vishnu, one after another after another.
Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening (an English proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. You can think about the grace period as having that special morning-hour power!
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is looking ahead to the second half of the semester: Feedback helps you see the road ahead. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: It's Earth Month at OU, with lots of events coming up (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.