Lesson Notes of Friday, November 27, 2009

Tuesday, Nov. 24: We spent the entire period playing ‘old school’ board games, such as Jenga, Connect Four, Guesstures, Outburst, and Chess.

Wednesday, Nov. 25:  We spent this period playing Video Games in class. Students brought in / played: NHL 10, UFC, a soccer game, and Guitar Hero.

Thursday, Nov. 26: We spent the day in the lab reading articles on two important concepts: stimulus addiction and immersion (which is defined as completing losing oneself in an activity so that one loses sense of time and space). We watched this video called Immersion and read this article on Stimulus Addiction.

Friday, Nov. 27: We spent the period finishing up Thursday’s work in class and then completed an activity that required students to choose one of two activities:
1. Create a VENN DIAGRAM  to compare the Similarities and Differences between OLD SCHOOL BOARD GAMES and CUTTING EDGE VIDEO GAMES.
2. Write a letter pretending you are either a BOARD GAME or a VIDEO GAME, and you are writing to your opposite counterpart: so a BOARD GAME writes to a VIDEO GAME or vice versa.  In your letter, you must explain why you are better or worse than the other. Note: You can be sarcastic if you want!

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