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The Bard lives on even in a digital age - Deseret News

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Shakespeare in the News

Check here for the latest news stories involving Shakespeare. Use these ideas in your classroom to make connections between the ancient world of Shakespeare and your students' lives.

 

A great source for checking out the latest news about Shakespeare. Ideas for using current events in your Shakespeare teaching classes. 

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English with Ms. W: Teaching Shakespeare: Keep It Exciting!

English with Ms. W: Teaching Shakespeare: Keep It Exciting! | Teaching Shakespeare | Scoop.it
@rockitt185 @mrsjjee I wrote a blog about this recently. Hope it helps! http://t.co/aKsgOnM2es #teachersfollowteachers #Shakespeare #elachat
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This teacher used to hate Shakespeare in high school, but now as a teacher, she has discovered a passion for Shakespeare and loves sharing it with her students, through interactive means. 

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6 Apps & Tools For Learning About Shakespeare

6 Apps & Tools For Learning About Shakespeare | Teaching Shakespeare | Scoop.it

he Bard can be daunting for most students, not to mention for many teachers teaching his works in the classroom. Since Shakespeare will always be a part of our curriculum, these online tools and apps can assist teachers prepare lessons and lead their students through an exploration of Shakespeare’s canon with enthusiasm.


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Wow! It's amazing that app makers actually make this many apps just for learning Shakespeare. My only complaint is that most of them are I-phone only, except for the first app, which also includes Android in the mix. 

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Teaching Students to Re-Dream with Shakespeare

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In his book Reinventing Shakespeare (1990), Gary Taylor unravels the long series of historical and theatrical circumstances by which the plays of William Shakespeare have somehow survived four hundre (#education | Teaching Students to Re-Dream with...

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Teaching Shakespeare approach ... have the students take a time travel trip ... to the Globe ... 

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Three Little-known Secrets to Great Teaching - Tinkerlab

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Before we ever stepped foot on the stage, we read the play numerous times, laughed over Shakespeare's play on words, and learned about some of the words that he invented (did you know that the word Moonbeam was first introduced in A ...
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Very inspirational about a teacher who was truly passionate about his topic: Shakespeare's play. Read for inspiration!

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Plymouth resident returns to the stage with two roles in outdoor Shakespeare ... - Hometownlife.com

Plymouth resident returns to the stage with two roles in outdoor Shakespeare ... - Hometownlife.com | Teaching Shakespeare | Scoop.it
Plymouth resident returns to the stage with two roles in outdoor Shakespeare ...


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He decided to audition for The Merry Wives of Windsor after realizing that he had acquired more experience teaching than performing.

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A community staging of the play, "The Merry Wives of Windsor" requires actors to take on more than one role. This is just how it was done in Shakespeare's day, because many of the plays had so many roles. Interesting! 

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20 Words We Owe to William Shakespeare

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No high school English curriculum is complete without a mandatory dose of William Shakespeare.

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This would great for introducing a unit on a Shakespearean play ... or adding some colour mid-way through the unit. This is a word study focusing on words that Shakespeare made up ... and he made up far more words than this. But this study focuses on twenty words, most of which we use on a regular basis. 

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The Bard lives on even in a digital age - Deseret News

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Shakespeare and All Those 'Big' Questions

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The word 'justice' resounded each time I heard the sound bite in the days ...

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How Shakespeare brings up the "big questions" and the important issues, and that is why it is still worth teaching. 

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Photoshop Proves Once and For All That Shakespeare Was a Hipster

Photoshop Proves Once and For All That Shakespeare Was a Hipster | Teaching Shakespeare | Scoop.it

Created over a period of five months, these mockups are about as true-to-life as any photoshop-enabled time-traveling fantasy could be; author and historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb made sure the 2013 versions of this historical superstars actually reflect what they might look like modern day, to whatever extent that's possible. 


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Shakespeare in todays world ... what would he look like ... these pictures do a photoshop mock-up to speculate on what he would be like. 

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The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company | The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company

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The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company brings Shakespeare rhymes and quotes to today's youth, interspersed with today's hip hop music. Very interesting group! 

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Free App of the Week: Shakespeare At Your Fingertips!

Free App of the Week: Shakespeare At Your Fingertips! | Teaching Shakespeare | Scoop.it

The ninth grade students at my school will soon be starting their unit on Romeo and Juliet by the most famous bard of all – Shakespeare. In preparation for the faculty that are introducing this play, I was doing some research online and came across this fantastic app that I had to share. The Shakespeare app is true to its name and offers users access to the full-length texts of Shakespeare’s works!


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This is really, really cool! An app that is gives all of the Shakespeare's plays,. and allows them to be searched by phone. This is a whole twist to writing your Shakespeare essay! 

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Shakespeare 'was a schoolmaster'

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William Shakespeare may have spent some of his "lost" early years working as a schoolmaster in a Hampshire village, local historians claim (Interesting!
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Shakespeare

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educational resources for teaching Shakespeare (My Pinterest board on teaching #Shakespeare. Pls. visit + recommend links to add.
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Wonderfully curated Pinterest board on teaching the Bard. Check out for resources to use! 

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10 Shakespeare Quotes that you can use in Modern English.

10 Shakespeare Quotes that you can use in Modern English. | Teaching Shakespeare | Scoop.it
The English Language owes a huge debt of gratitude to William Shakespeare. Not only did he give us some of the world's most memorable plays that have stood the test of time, he also enriched our la...

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It is great to show how students that Shakespeare's influence is still going strong in our culture, and Shakespeare quotes definitely proves this point! 

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Are Video Games the New Novels? - The American Conservative

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The American Conservative
Are Video Games the New Novels?
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A powerful argument against the notion that video games are the next novels. Literature is for being thoughtful ... but video games are for the childesh. A defense of literature for those of who teach English. 

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Matija Sprogar's curator insight, March 7, 4:44 PM

Yeah, but just leap into the first multiplayer Mario platformer set in a 3D world! Play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad—each with their own special skills—in the all-new Sprixie Kingdom. At http://s.shr.lc/19obdCc

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Shakespeare After All - Harvard Extension - moocnewsandreviews.org

Shakespeare After All - Harvard Extension - moocnewsandreviews.org | Teaching Shakespeare | Scoop.it
Marjorie Garber's Shakespeare After All: The Late Plays provides insight and enlightenment, even to veteran Shakespeare readers and viewers.
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Interesting article about learning Shakespeare in an online format. 

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The number of college students majoring in humanities is falling. Why that's a good thing.

The number of college students majoring in humanities is falling. Why that's a good thing. | Teaching Shakespeare | Scoop.it
Of course it's important to read the great poets and novelists. But not in a university classroom, where literature has been turned into a bland, soulless competition for grades and status. Lee Siegel on putting the joy back in reading.

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, August 14, 2013 8:43 AM

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“It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear.”Dick Cavett

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Are you up to the challenge?

 

I've scooped two articles that focus upon a subject that I would think very few literature teachers want to hear. But, the challenge is still there for those who actually do want to hear what they don't want to hear. 

 

This and the preceding article (Against High School Literature)  reacting to this article throw down a gauntlet that CAN be ignored only by the proverbial ostriches who are okay with burying their heads in the curricular sand.

 

We who teach literature may not like either argument, but if we are truthful in our desire to teach critical thinking, we may want to consider not only our own criticism of the authors' comments but also their criticism of our practices.

 

I really try to suppress my own opinions at least in terms of taking the stance that my opinions are better than yours. But, I will make this exception. It is my opinon that any literary reading educator who does not read these two articles is a pedagogical ostrich.

 

NO! I can't do that. That's too harsh.

 

Just read them. My guess is you won't like them. But, they certainly will challenge your existing pedagogy and practice.

 

If we love literary reading, what do we do with this? And, if we do nothing, what have we done?

 

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

 

 "Google Lit Trips" is the fictitious business name for GLT Global ED an educational nonprofit.

 

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Performing Shakespeare,
Building Community

Performing Shakespeare,<br/>Building Community | Teaching Shakespeare | Scoop.it
The Macbeth that was unfolding in the Chelsea Town Hall Tuesday didn’t much resemble a Shakespearian tragedy.
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A fantastic program that uses Shakespeare as a tool to get kids moving, performing, dancing ... they are doing it new ways that engage the kids and also engage the audience! 

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Shakespeare for the modern age - Birmingham Mail

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Shakespeare for the modern age
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They are currently producing a range of free educational resources for schools to use in English and drama lessons.
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It's nice to see some young people becoming really engaged in performing a Shakespearean play, with such a fresh approach. 

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Woodbine home inspires Calgary playwright - Calgary Herald

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Woodbine home inspires Calgary playwright
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“It's about Shakespeare coming to life in modern-day Calgary,” which goes into development this month with Alberta Playwrights' Network.
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A wonderfully inspiring interview with a playwright, Caroline Russell-King who is presently writing the play, "Shakespeaere Under the Bed." 

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Teaching Shakespeare is now live!

Teaching Shakespeare is NOW LIVE! Take a tour of our ground-breaking online professional development programme. "It's a real model of teacher-education onlin...
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This looks fantastic! An online professional development course that teaches teachers how to present Shakespeare to classes. 

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How to teach … Shakespeare

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There is no better time than the week leading up to Shakespeare's birthday to check out the Guardian Teacher Network's hundreds of lessons and teaching ideas on the Bard (“@EducationFest: How to teach … Shakespeare
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 A great packet of resources all available for teaching Shakespeare ... but first you have to sign up for the site. 

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PHD Comics: Searching for Shakespeare

Link to Piled Higher and Deeper

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This is a fantastic little video that gives some great background on Shakespeare and The Globe. What makes it stand out is that it is made by young university students, and is modern and hip. This little video will give you the background you usually read in a little Shakespeare book introduction, but this is in a very different form. Highly recommended! 

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New to PHD? Read the 200 Most Popular Comics or read this guide.    

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Talk Like Shakespeare - Home

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I loveth i! To speak thus like this Shakespeare fellow, should be a fellow pleasure for me and Thee! 

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Value Added: They teach business lessons, courtesy of the Bard

Value Added: They teach business lessons, courtesy of the Bard | Teaching Shakespeare | Scoop.it
Ken and Carol Adelman distill Shakespeare for others, and profits for themselves. (Even the devil can use Shakespeare for his purpose!
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