Digital Poets! Web Tools, Apps, & Lesson Ideas

Digital Poets! Web Tools, Apps, & Lesson Ideas

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” Robert Frost

April is National Poetry month. I invite you to consider the possibilities of teaching with poetry. Poetry makes content come alive, because the poet has a deep connection with the subject matter. Poems can help students see what they consider a boring or tedious topic in a different light. Imagine students walking into math class and the teacher introducing long division with Bob Grumman’s long division Christmas poem. Imagine students learning about the food chain by hearing a reading of “Damselfly, Trout, Heron” by John Engels. Digital tools and apps can encourage our students to animate poetry and bring words to life with video, images, sound, and more. In the slide presentation and bookmarks below, I share ideas and resources for getting students to learn through poetry.

Digital Poets! Web Tools, Apps, & Lesson Ideas from Shelly Terrell

Lesson Ideas

Here are a few lesson ideas I talked about during my presentation. Students can:

Here are a few more resources:

Find many more ideas in my Pearltree bookmarks below. Click on the circle to make that resource appear.

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Challenge:

Try one of these tools or apps to get students interested in creating their own poems.

cross posted at teacherrebootcamp.com

Shelly Terrell is an education consultant, technology trainer, and author. Read more at teacherrebootcamp.com.