Class Procedures and Reminders
Canvas outage. As I explained in the email yesterday, there was a Canvas outage for several hours yesterday. I think I've updated the points manually for anyone who was not able to make a Declaration during the outage, but if you need me to make a correction for you, just let me know!
Project Stack. I've replied to all the assignments turned in before Sunday at 3PM, and I'll keep working through the Sunday assignments today. As always, you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.
Style Idea: Open-Ended. As a style idea for today, I want to suggest something fun that Shruti has been doing with the stories in her Portfolio: she is leaving the stories open-ended, and asking people to suggest the ending they prefer in their comments on the stories. I think that is really fun, and I've enjoyed coming up with endings to Shruti's stories when I send comments back to her. To see what that's like, here are her stories: Shruti's Portfolio.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Spellcheck. You've probably done this too: Is spellcheck working?
Storytelling. Check out this blog post for the text of Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling.
Word Mix-Up. This is an especially sneaky mix-up: DISCREET versus DISCRETE.
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is ready to try something new for storytelling this week: Open the door... and explore the unknown! You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Upcoming Event on Campus: This Saturday is Soonerthon, and Sonali (from Indian Epics class) will be participating; here is Sonali's Soonerthon page. Last year, Soonerthon raised $721,941.16, and the goal this year is one million dollars: wow! You can find out more at the Soonerthon website, and here's a recap of last year's Soonerthon:
Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day, or click here for past announcements.