DO YOU WANT TO WIN A DOZEN CUPCAKES FROM DC CUPCAKES?
This goes into the 'try try again' category.
Last summer I tried this contest and only one friend submitted. :( It wasn't an epic fail but it was fail nonetheless. However, like a Lost Boy in Neverland, I still believe so ...
I'm asking my students to condense the Gettysburg Address into 140 characters, twitter style. There was a cool contest done for the Declaration of Independence (here is the Slate story) that I'm liberating as an example of what I'm suggesting.
....SO...IF YOU WANT TO WIN A DOZEN CUPCAKES FROM GEORGETOWN CUPCAKES:
sum up perhaps the finest example of American rhetoric in 140 characters.
The contest is simple.
- My favorite wins.
- You must submit it with your full name (students-first name and last initial) in the comments box. You may also tweet it to d_mcintire using the hashtag #littleaddress. (I will post some of the twitter suggestions on the blog.)
- I will only accept submissions to the blog and twitter--sorry Facebook friends.
- There will be two categories--adult (college age and older) and student (high school and younger). One from each age group will win a dozen donuts.
Students--please please only give me your first name and last initial.
I will make my selection on December 18th and have them shipped out after I notify you and then you select your dozen. What a great Christmas 're'gift!
What? You say, you need a copy of the Gettysburg Address? Here you go!
This contest is open to anyone (student or adult, teacher or administrator; friend of Dave's or complete stranger) in the Continental US. The more the merrier!!! The only thing I ask is that you read the "Gentle Reminder" at the top of every page. I teach young women and men and my kids see this blog so ...