Tuesday, September 12

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 4, and I've re-arranged the Modules area in Canvas so the new week is on top. The first reading is due today, and the blog commenting assignment is also ready to go, with a new randomizer for stories from last week. Here is a link to all of this week's assignments.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Blog post images. Some of you may have seen the "No Hotlinking" warning if you try to use images from another website like Pixabay or Project Gutenberg directly in your blog. What you need to do instead is to copy the image to your computer and then upload it to your blog; that way you won't have any problems. More information here: Images in blog posts.

Project Stack. I've replied to all the assignments turned in on Friday, and I'm now working on the ones turned in on Saturday. While you are waiting on comments back from me about your Project assignment, you can check the stack to make sure I received your email.

Extra Credit. In addition to the regular commenting assignment, there's also an extra credit commenting option each week. If you want to read the different kinds of posts people have in their blogs, do the extra credit option! Find out more in the extra credit section of this week's assignments.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Class Twitter. From yesterday's Twitter @OnlineMythIndia, here are camels with excellent haircuts. Find out more here: Pushkar Camel Fair, which is held in Rajasthan, India.

Proverb. This is a great proverb about mistakes: They wouldn’t make erasers if we didn’t make mistakes.

Storybook Archive. This project is from the Indian Epics class: Hello, when am I?. It's a mash-up in time and space as you find the story of Rama and Sita set in Verona, the story of Draupadi and her husbands set in the Wild West — so, jump through the time portal and see where it takes you!

Free Book Online: Today's free book is Old Testament Legends by M. R. James, with illustrations by H. J. Ford. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. These are apocryphal legends, different from the Bible stories you might know; this illustration shows Satan deceiving Eve in the river.

Story of the Day. Today's story is from Aesop's fables: Doctor Frog: which has a "physician, heal thyself!" moral. The illustration is by Arthur Rackham:

Video: The video for today is Deaf People Teach Us Bad Words. You can learn a lot about sign language from this marvelous video!

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is ready to learn: Real learning takes work. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: Several OU professors will be speaking this evening at a panel on Robert E. Lee, 7PM in Dale Hall 206 (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

September 12: Lascaux Caves. Today is the anniversary of the discovery in 1940 of the prehistoric cave paintings in Lascaux, France, which date back to around 20,000 years ago. You can read more about the Lascaux cave paintings in this Wikipedia article, which is also the source for the image shown below.

And here's a video tour with Rick Steves:

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