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Shakespeare in Bits: Romeo & Juliet Gets Reviewed by IEAR

IEAR.org says that Shakespeare In Bits: Romeo & Juliet "does an excellent job of letting a student experience the play in various formats with as much support as necessary."

"Purpose: A   
This product does an excellent job of letting a student experience the play in various formats with as much support as necessary. This support can be as simple as repeating a scene, or reading the dialogue as it is spoken, or as complex as reading notes prior, during or after a scene has played, or reading a synopsis. Each section of text offers the ability to translate difficult vocabulary. Each section also has extensions that explain the text, the language, the history and offer thoughtful questions for the viewer. All these can be accessed and closed with a simple touch without stopping the action unless the viewer chooses to do so.

The play can be viewed straight through or by scenes and acts. The cast can be better understood with individual descriptions including age and a relationship map. A separate section allows the student to read about the plot, themes, imagery, language, quotes and Shakespeare himself. All these sections are specific to Romeo & Juliet other than the one on Shakespeare which is a brief biography.

Program Functionality: A
The navigation of this iPad app is highly intuitive. Student comfort levels would be quickly reached.  Students would quickly find the best use of all the support factors to help them understand and thereby enjoy the play and all it has to offer...

Overall Educational Value: A
This app would easily fit into a Shakespeare study. It lends itself well to differentiation, extending and supporting understanding by the student by giving the student the control of these tools."

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