Update: The Week 10 project feedback groups are ready to go! :-)
Class Procedures and Reminders
My schedule today. I'll be away from my desk for part of the day today, so if I am slow to reply to an email, that's why. If you don't hear back from me in response to an email, I'll be sure to get back to everybody by the end of the day or on Tuesday morning.
Looking ahead. As of today, there are five weeks plus Dead Week left in this semester, and it's a good idea to have your plan in place for finishing up the semester, especially if your goal is to finish early. If you are aiming for an A, you should have 245 points right now, or around 265 if you want to finish before Dead Week. For more details, see this Grading Chart.
Project Stack. As usual, there is a HUGE stack of projects in the stack at the beginning of the week, and you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Reading. This is the Reader's Kama Sutra by Lena Pavlova.
Creativity. Wise words from Joseph Chilton Pearce: To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Word from Mythology. The English word "panic" comes from the name of the Greek god PAN.
Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Automaton: Robots of Legend. It contains legends of mythological robots, beginning with the legendary Talos, guardian of the ancient Greek island of Crete, and the mechanical eagle that fed each day on the liver of the Titan Prometheus.
Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Different strokes for different folks (an English proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This is one of my favorite proverbs!
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat has decided to stop and think: To get unstuck, you must first unthink. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: There will be a workshop on ZOTERO, a fantastic bibliography tool, today in Bizzell LL123 at 3PM; I am a big fan of this tool: highly recommended! (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.