Anyone that appreciates the written word, especially poetry, can attest to the fact that it is sometimes, if not most of the time, very challenging to put together a piece that is not only cohesive and mechanically well written but also beautiful and representative. But, now the process of writing poetry could not become any easier–with the help of the app “Word Mover.”
Word Mover simplifies the act of composing a poem. The app has eight “canvas backgrounds” to illustrate their writing, each of which comeS with a word bank ready to use. All the user has to do is drag the words over to compile their lines for the poems. If there is a specific word that is not available in the word bank, s/he can add them manually.
From an educational stance, this can widen the students’ eyes to various forms of literature. From my own personal experiences, poetry seems to be one of the more difficult forms of writing to comprehend for young readers. They struggle with the idea of poetry and build up mental barriers before they even approach the work. An app like Word Mover may be able to break those walls down and show them the simple facets of poetry. Of course, this doesn’t make every child an Emily Dickinson or Edgar Allan Poe, but it adds an interesting element. What exactly is considered poetry?
What do you think of this app? Is it something that could open up another facet of literature for students? Or is it turning a form of art into a game of mad libs?