Saturday, June 11, 2011

Poetry immersion on the iPad

T.S Elliots poem 'The Waste Land' becomes an immersive experience on the iPad. with readings by various actors and poets, a video performance of the poem, explanatory notes about the poems references and allusions. Students can see the original manuscript and the editing notes and view a gallery of images that influenced the creation of the poem. $16.99

Poetry Everywhere (free)
If students think poetry is old fashioned and not relevant to them introduce them to the Poetry Everywhere app. This is a collection of short poetry videos featuring contemporary poets reading their own works

One way of developing students understanding of poetry is to turn them into poets. The following Apps could be used:

Poetry Magnets (free)

Great tool for kids to find different ways to express themselves. Choose from a tray of words and build your poem. You can choose certain categories of words, from common to mythical to religious.

rses - The Poetry game (free)
Verses comes with 4 banks of words,:
•Old School Words
•New School Words
•'The' Dictionary
•If Ands Or Buts Dictionary
You can email your poetry directly to your friends or save it to your iPad photo album.

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