Target Audience: Students reading Romeo and Juliet or any other work by Shakespeare
Shakespeare In Bits
"Shakespeare in Bits: Romeo & Juliet iPad Edition presents the full text of the play enriched with extra goodies to help facilitate deeper understanding and enjoyment of the material. Kids can click on highlighted words and phrases to get their modern translations and historical context and to understand how certain lines tie into the play's larger themes. There also are scene notes and synopses, character profiles, notable quotes, and a bio of Shakespeare; however, the app's crowning achievements are the cartoon reenactments of every scene that literally bring the play to life, complete with lines that highlight in red as they're being spoken so readers can easily follow along. There is a similar version for the iPhone and iPod Touch called Shakespeare in Bits: Romeo and Juliet that costs $7.99. You also can try each version for free with the Lite versions." (source)
Wordplay Shakespeare is a set of iBooks available for IOS. Wordplay Shakespeare provides the full text side by side with videos of actors performing the play. Each eBook/ play (i.e. Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Midsummer Night's Dream) costs $19.99. Click here to download.
But they are currently offering a free semester of licenses for Fall 2017-18 to teachers willing to participate in a large scale research study.
This page last updated June 5, 2017