Category Archives: Learning Through Technology

The Groundbreaking Circle

Our lit circle has been loving Maggie Shipstead’s 2021 Booker Prize nominated novel Great Circle! Being an all-female group, Shipstead’s emphasis on feminism as really caught our attention and made this book very engaging. We appreciate how she highlights the … Continue reading

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An Appreciation of Sonnet XXIX Through Emojis

Here, I’ve used emojis in a video format to break down each line of Sonnet XXIX. This exercise helped me gain a better understanding of the poem whenever I attempted to choose an emoji that best fit the authorial intent … Continue reading

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Interpreting Sonnet 65 in Minecraft   Sonnet 65 Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o’er-sways their power, How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea Whose action is no stronger than a flower? O, how shall summer’s … Continue reading

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Minecraft Reimagined: Exploring #BritLit Monuments in the Virtual World

Minecraft is a game where creativity and divergent thinking is celebrated through architecture and creation, and Suffield students have taken advantage of this opportunity right in the classroom. We have begun to outline and construct the Tabard Inn, a place … Continue reading

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Make One Critical Observation between Shakespeare & Sting

What is happening in the Sting song, “Consider Me Gone”? In five to seven sentences of Standard English, create a critical observation about Sting’s lyrics. Be sure to supply at least one word, phrase, or line of textual evidence to … Continue reading

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How did The Last Lecture Inspire You?

While you may know that the word inspiration means to motivate or stimulate, the word inspiration derives from the root spiritus, which means breath. Part of the reason why we say “God bless you” to someone who sneezes, is that we … Continue reading

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