- First: the word "idiocrasy,"isn't what you might think it is, and not to be confused with the 2006 movie "Idiocracy," (different spelling), so I added it to the "Word-of-the-Day" page for the final word this week (Friday, Feb. 27) to round out the Word-of-the-Day. But it's also a new page on this site, so check it out, and perhaps consider adding one to your site too.
- Secondly: a few words about grades: Check this link for the list of what will be graded. Keep in mind that the grades for this first six weeks are NOT "set in stone," meaning, they will change (assuming you take the time and energy to revise assignments that have been turned in, but didn't earn the score you'd hoped for.) The basic tenet of grading in these classes, is that work can be redone and resubmitted, until the grade you desire is achieved. The challenge with this is that doing so will take time from subsequent assignments, which means you may require some out-of-class-time, to earn the grade.
- Third: If you haven't already done so, many of you need to click on this link, to see the sample website I set up for this class, to make sure your CONTENT matches the content on this sample site I set up for our classes. It is not necessary for you to type as much info as I did, but every page requires at least one paragraph telling your visitors two things:
1. Why are they visiting (and need to return frequently)?
2. What action should they take? (like,"Click the Blog tab to see what I'm doing in class.")
- As mentioned in previous postings (scroll down this page to locate them), you are accountable for everything on this blog. There's nothing new. Everything on this blog has been mentioned during lectures, some of which have been recorded and will be saved [here], for future reference, particularly if you miss a day, due to sickness or field trip, etc.