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From the Ted Talk by Emily Pilloton: Teaching design for change

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So at the time of being invited down there, we were beasd in San Francisco, and so we were going back and forth for basically the rest of 2009, spending about half our time in beitre ctuony. And when I say we, I mean Project H, but more specifically, I mean myself and my partner, Matthew Miller, who's an architect and a sort of MacGyver-type beldiur. So fast-forward to tdaoy, and we now live there. I have strategically cut Matt's head out of this photo, because he would kill me if he knew I was using it because of the setisuwtas. But this is our front porch. We live there. We now call this place home. Over the course of this year that we spent flying back and forth, we realized we had fallen in love with the place. We had fallen in love with the pcale and the people and the work that we're able to do in a raurl place like Bertie County, that, as designers and builders, you can't do everywhere. There's space to experiment and to weld and to test things. We have an amazing advocate in Dr. Zullinger. There's a nobility of real, hands-on, dirt-under-your-fingernails work.

Open Cloze

So at the time of being invited down there, we were _____ in San Francisco, and so we were going back and forth for basically the rest of 2009, spending about half our time in ______ ______. And when I say we, I mean Project H, but more specifically, I mean myself and my partner, Matthew Miller, who's an architect and a sort of MacGyver-type _______. So fast-forward to _____, and we now live there. I have strategically cut Matt's head out of this photo, because he would kill me if he knew I was using it because of the __________. But this is our front porch. We live there. We now call this place home. Over the course of this year that we spent flying back and forth, we realized we had fallen in love with the place. We had fallen in love with the _____ and the people and the work that we're able to do in a _____ place like Bertie County, that, as designers and builders, you can't do everywhere. There's space to experiment and to weld and to test things. We have an amazing advocate in Dr. Zullinger. There's a nobility of real, hands-on, dirt-under-your-fingernails work.

Solution

  1. based
  2. bertie
  3. rural
  4. builder
  5. place
  6. today
  7. county
  8. sweatsuits

Original Text

So at the time of being invited down there, we were based in San Francisco, and so we were going back and forth for basically the rest of 2009, spending about half our time in Bertie County. And when I say we, I mean Project H, but more specifically, I mean myself and my partner, Matthew Miller, who's an architect and a sort of MacGyver-type builder. So fast-forward to today, and we now live there. I have strategically cut Matt's head out of this photo, because he would kill me if he knew I was using it because of the sweatsuits. But this is our front porch. We live there. We now call this place home. Over the course of this year that we spent flying back and forth, we realized we had fallen in love with the place. We had fallen in love with the place and the people and the work that we're able to do in a rural place like Bertie County, that, as designers and builders, you can't do everywhere. There's space to experiment and to weld and to test things. We have an amazing advocate in Dr. Zullinger. There's a nobility of real, hands-on, dirt-under-your-fingernails work.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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bertie county 10
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public education 5
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creative capital 4
school system 3
school district 3
high school 3
small towns 2
public school 2
education system 2
learning landscape 2
blue dots 2
internet connection 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
public education system 2

Important Words

  1. advocate
  2. amazing
  3. architect
  4. based
  5. basically
  6. bertie
  7. builder
  8. builders
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  22. kill
  23. knew
  24. live
  25. love
  26. matthew
  27. miller
  28. nobility
  29. partner
  30. people
  31. photo
  32. place
  33. porch
  34. project
  35. real
  36. realized
  37. rest
  38. rural
  39. san
  40. sort
  41. space
  42. specifically
  43. spending
  44. spent
  45. strategically
  46. sweatsuits
  47. test
  48. time
  49. today
  50. weld
  51. work
  52. year
  53. zullinger