First off I would like to thank everyone for making the gaming weeks a fantastic couple weeks. I think was a great time and I actually think you all learned a great deal. Really, I think it was a good way to have some fun and take it a little bit easier than normal. You have all been working extremely hard over the last couple months and you deserve a little bit of silly fun. As a teacher it was a bit of a risk doing a whole 2 weeks on games but you handled it very well and I hope that it was worth while in the long run.
Now for this week week we actually have to do the final task for the 2 weeks of joy. The project it to use a template form letter to construct a persuasive letter to a fictional organization who wishes to ban videos games from our lives. This is just evil! Your assignment will be to spend 1 day collecting your examples, points and arguments. Your should do this on a Google Doc so you can modify and work on it at home if you want. We will also have up a forum topic on it where everyone can share ideas and examples.
The second day I will give you access to the template I would like you to use. You will need to construct the letter following the directions of the assignment, which will be on the site HERE. The extra 5% will be given to the letters showing solid examples of skills, values, anecdotes (stories) and even images to support your view point. The letter will be slightly long (maybe 2 pages) but if you believe in the idea then the writing should come easily. TEMPLATE
The address your should put put if you want is:
PAVG 123 Boring Life Street Washington, DC 12345
The "Dear" whomever can be Dear Sir/Madam or To Whom it may concern or Dear PAVG. You can make up your own company, put Schutz School. whatever. It is the content of the letter that is important.
At the end of the week we should have a day or two of free time. You will be able to do as wish, game as you wish or watch what you wish. This is all of course dependent on if everyone's tasks are completed.
This week we will have 5 blogs. These are the last of the blogs for the Quarter, so make them good.
1 LINKED article from a website or your reader
1 based on the letter assignment and your thoughts about its value
1 on technology (something that is affecting your life would be nice)