April is National Poetry Month and, although I'm a bit lat in getting it to you I wanted to share an app I came across in another blog I read: Free Technology for Teachers. It called the Josephine Hart Poetry App and is free for now. Here's the description from the App Store. Read it then check it out. What a great way to get your students interested in poetry!
Great poetry read aloud by great actors.
The Poetry App will draw
you into a parallel universe of over 100 poems from sixteen of the
greatest poets of all time, accompanied by video and audio narrations
from over 30 world class actors and performers including Juliet
Stevenson, Bob Geldof, Simon Callow, Dominic West and Roger Moore.
the poetry lover - enjoy a wide selection of great poems, chosen by
Josephine Hart and explained through her essays and introductions.
For the poetry novice - explore the power of poetry through the narrations of world-class actors.
Read poetry from 16 of the greatest poets through the ages
Listen and watch powerful narrations by over 30 world class actors and performers
Read in-depth introductions and essays by Josephine Hart on each poet and their poems
Create your own poems with the ability to record your own narration
Share everything through Email, Twitter and Facebook
favorites library – allows you to download audio and videos for
viewing without and Internet connection. Download your favorite poems
and take them with you anywhere.
Remember, however, that not
everything is what it seems and additional content has been hidden
throughout the app such as Bob Geldof readings and interviews with
Josephine Hart and Jeremy Irons.