Category Archives: 21st Century Skills

Dear Will on TNT #WillTNT

As scholars of a Shakespeare course at Suffield Academy, we have spent the past year studying the works of the greatest playwright of all time. When we first heard about Will on TNT, we could not contain our excitement. We would … Continue reading

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Create a Public Service Ad Campaign

This unit on Emerson, Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller is so important and relevant to modern life in America. So in small groups you will work on a public service campaign. You can create infographics, brochures, advertisement campaigns, etc. Less is … Continue reading

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Excited to Share My #PBL Experience at #NENTS15

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PQP Protocol for Peer Review

One of the most essential parts of building a positive and productive atmosphere for learning in any classroom is sharing what you learn. Another is giving and receiving useful feedback. With that in mind, we must give feedback on each other’s … Continue reading

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Let’s Have Fun w/an Alternative Assessment on Twain

Let’s collectively get “shot” [see author’s notice at the start of the novel] and express visualy one or several aspects of this “secret” plot. We’ll each make one infographic that I will later collate in our academic pinterest. The board … Continue reading

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An Interesting Story By Francis Coates Jones In this image we see two beautiful women and a young girl. One woman is reading a newspaper while sitting in the sunlight while the other woman is sewing. Both the woman sewing and … Continue reading

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Sharing Digital Moments About Emily Dickinson

I was pleased recently that a student shared John Green’s Crash Course English Literature with me. This YouTube project is impressive, and you can tell that the Green brothers have fun putting these video together. I think they create interesting … Continue reading

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PBL Mindset, Assessments, and Tools

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Twitter & TweetDeck Can Dramatically Change Your #PLN!

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We’re Skyping with Doug Harwood, the Editor of The Advocate

We are skyping with an expert on the Flora Slave Case, a case we learned while we were cross referencing possible Suffield leads from the UGRR site to our south, the Francis Gillette House. Here are the probate records of … Continue reading

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