Macbeth, Cambridge Edition for iPad


Big Blank Page highly recommends this app version of Shakespeare’s ‘Scottish Tragedy’. The app contains the full text with audio, visual, a comprehensive glossary, and notes. The text scrolls automatically as the lines are delivered in audio, so it’s a dream to use projected onto the board in class. Mock marking is also made easier as all words are searchable and the quote you’re looking for appears in a split second. It’s a bit more than the average app (€12) but less than the paper version and well worth the €uros. Also available in the series are: Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s dream and Twelfth Night. More are in the works. Have a look here.


A Perfect Paradox

imageThank you Leaving Certificate English papers for this perfect paradox. Empty pages in in the exam booklet are labelled ‘BLANK PAGE’, presenting a useful example of a paradox. It’s a more tangible explanation for students than the Oxford Dictionary’s:
paradoxnoun – a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true