This engaging app makes an excellent reference resource for any classroom. Let students get lost in another world where poetry comes to life, and they can contribute their own creations. The Poetry App's writing and recording tools could serve as an alternative to your standard writing assignments, and the share features allow students to send their work via email. Beyond that, it may be difficult to connect this app to your core subjects, and the lack of assessment tools make it difficult to track students' work. The Poetry App is best suited as a self-paced learning tool for students to explore independently in the classroom.Continue reading Show less
A crackling fire sets the tone for The Poetry App. Students can discover 16 poets from the past, including Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, and Robert Frost, and access over 100 of their poems. Beneath the flashy exterior is a simple reference library with writing and recording tools for students to create their own poems. The app makes it easy to incorporate favorite words from the selection of poets. Each poem has an audio option for students to listen along, and students can curate their own selection of favorites. Sharing features make it easy for students to share their work, or works from their favorite poets, via email and social media.
The Poetry App is an excellent addition to any library, allowing students to easily reference poets while writing and recording their own work. Students get exposed to poetry in an engaging way with reference and recording tools, and they have the ability to share their work via email and social media. There's potential to transfer The Poetry App experience into the non-digital world, but the emphasis remains on digital tools. With over 100 poems available, there's plenty to explore, but the lack of diversity in poets may cause some to lose interest.
Key Standards Supported
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9–10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11–CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.