Dublin, Ireland – Leaving cert students today are digital natives yet a majority of their core texts are still print based. This is despite the fact that digital solutions offer teachers richer ways in which to engage more of their students, particularly when it comes to a topic like Shakespeare. Unfortunately, such solutions have been slow to gain traction in Ireland to date.
One school is bucking this trend; with leaving cert students this year studying Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Pádraig O'Shea in Rossa College Skibereen, Co. Cork will be approaching The Bard in a very different way. Using MindConnex Learning’s Shakespeare In Bits Live! Ms Corry will be giving her students 24/7 access to Macbeth and will be able to assign her students reading safe in the knowledge that they will have all the tools available to them for both comprehension and close reading. According to Pádraig “Shakespeare In Bits has been a revelation. It has made Shakespeare far more accessible for my students”