Poetry Foundation for Inspiring Students
101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 76
Inspire a love and understanding of poetry in your students with the Poetry Foundation. This site offers hundreds of poems available to read, print out, and share. Teachers and students can also study up on poets and the context of their poetry. Poems are searchable by subject, occasion, region, and other identifying features. Teachers even have the option of only showing poems that are good for children. Some audio and video versions of various poems are also available. Other features include a podcast, articles for students and teachers, a glossary of poetic terms, and unique poetry tours of various cities. The Poetry Foundation also has an App available in the App Store and in the Android Marketplace so that poetry can be read and appreciated anywhere.
How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We’ve been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what’s good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we’ll throw ’em into the hopper.
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.