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What I Learned from the High School Fellowship: A Teacher’s Notes

By Corinne Viglietta We just wrapped up our (exhilarating!) 2014 High School Fellowship, dubbed affectionately by its 16 participants as “Varsity Shakespeare.” Since September, local high schoolers gathered here every Monday to take on big questions and deep learning around Shakespeare and the humanities. They saw productions of King Lear and Julius Caesar and performed… Continue Reading »


Dana Huff: A Model for Integrating Technology in the Classroom

[getty src=”171252433?et=ZoqmzaXaTphcNdtZArpvlw&sig=fUHVQyXIKAOG94288DIaetXdJyS6EjRlkQT2fac_yg8=” width=”507″ height=”387″] With all the technology tools out there, how can you sort out which ones are the most useful for your classroom? Dana Huff, the Humanities/Technology specialist for the 2014 Teaching Shakespeare Institute at the Folger, recently offered a valuable breakdown of some of the more popular tools. As she highlights, the… Continue Reading »


Macbeth Set Free

Folger Education entered  new territory on Tuesday February 15 with the beginning of Macbeth Set Free, an online course for teachers. With the help of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and New York Institute of Technology, we are able to reach teachers across the country with some solid approaches for teaching Shakespeare…. Continue Reading »


Shakespeare 2.0

It didn’t take teachers too long to realize that they could access all of Shakespeare’s plays in places other than books. In the early days of computing, that meant loading a play from a floppy disk: although it took lots of them to upload the Complete Works. Later they were available on smaller disks: but… Continue Reading »


Shakespeare Goes to High School (the Movie!)

As the movie industry continues to reinvent itself, Shakespeare has been a mainstay amidst developing trends.  King John was one of the first silent films, and Taming of the Shrew one of the first to receive a soundtrack. Shakespeare’s characters have even found themselves reinvented as high school students in teen movies! Similarly, as technology has… Continue Reading »