Tuesday, May 2

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 15, and I've re-arranged the Modules area in Canvas so Week 15 is on top. There are just two more full days of class after today (class is over Friday), and you can find all the available assignments at the Week 15 calendar.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I read and replied to all the assignments turned in on Saturday, and today I'll be working through the assignments turned in on Sunday. Meanwhile, as always, you can check the stack to make sure I received your email.

Course Evaluations. I hope you will all take a few minutes to fill out your course evaluations at eval.ou.edu. You might even win an iPad!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Reading. Libraries are awesome: This is a Library. And for your studying convenience, Bizzell Library is open 24 hours a day during Dead Week and Finals Week.

Punctuation. Here's some grammar karma: YOUR versus YOU'RE.

Words from Mythology. The Norse god Tiw gives us the name of today: TUESDAY.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: CI: The Goddess Files. Detective Sara Rivers works for the Point Pleasant Police Department, but she is struggling to understand some very unpleasant crimes — crimes which strangely echo the events of the Indian epics.

Free Book Online: Today's free book is Mother’s Nursery Tales by Katharine Pyle. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. The illustrations are by the author:

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is A coconut shell full of water is a sea to an ant (a proverb from Zanzibar). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. In other words: it's all relative.

Video: The video for today is Indian Pantheons. You can see the preceding episode in yesterday's announcements: Pantheons of the Ancient Mediterranean.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is gearing up for finals: The bigger the challenge, the more you stretch. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: Are you curious about 3D printing? Come make your own action figure at the Visualization Lab today, 10AM - 8PM in the Innovation Hub, 3 Partners Place (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

May 2: Paolo Freire. Today marks the anniversary of the death of the great Brazilian educator Paolo Freire in 1997 (he was born in 1921). You can read about his life and work at Wikpedia, and Wikiquote also has a selection of quotes, like this one: Through dialogue, the teacher-of-the-students and the students-of-the-teacher cease to exist and a new term emerges: teacher-student with students-teachers.

Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day, or click here for past announcements.