Product Review of The Poetry App
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 learners 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 learners to listen along, and learners can curate their own selection of favorites. Sharing features make it easy for learners to share their work, or works from their favorite poets, via email and social media.
This engaging app makes an excellent reference resource for any classroom. Let learners 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 learners 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 learners‘ work. The Poetry App is best suited as a self-paced learning tool for learners to explore independently in the classroom.
The Poetry App is an excellent addition to any library, allowing learners 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.
Overall User Consensus About the App
Explore poems through text or audio, and create some of your own. Students will be hooked by the home page, where clicking on curious objects unlocks bonus features.
Curriculum and Instruction
Students are introduced to a select group of poets, each with a brief biography and several poems. Although the selection lacks diversity, the “Inspire Me” feature makes it easy to include the poet’s favorite words in your own work.
All the bells and whistles might make getting to the content a bit confusing for some learners, while others might find it engaging. The audio option makes discovering poems more accessible.