AASL Recommended Apps: Books: Ryan North’s To Be or Not to Be

ryan_north to be or not to beIn June 2016, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced their 25 Best Apps for Teaching and Learning. The apps encourage qualities such as innovation and active participation, and are user-friendly.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet is experienced from a whole new perspective with the use of this app. The reader can make their own plot choices, and read from the point of view of Hamlet, Ophelia, or King Hamlet. This app can help start conversations about how Shakespeare has been adapted over the years, and also about the different impacts that can be created by a change in setting and point of view.

This review from Touch Arcade gives the app five stars and explains the features in detail. The review warns the beginning may be a bit slow, but the story becomes very entertaining as you continue. This post from Steam also includes several reviews from individuals as well as a video of the app.

Cost: $5.99
Level: Middle and High School
Platforms: iOS and Android