MyShakespeareis a resource for teaching Shakespeare in the digital age. Currently three plays are available: Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, and Macbeth (Julius Caesar is coming soon). The site has interactive, full texts of each play with accompanying footnotes and multimedia resources. Each play includes complete audio recordings that emphasize clarity and comprehension; contemporary translations to make the language more approachable; popup notes offering insights into literary devices; animated videos that explore the play and spark further discussion; performances of key scenes to bring the play to life; and interviews with characters about the events unfolding in the play and providing insight into the characters’ thoughts, feelings, and motivations.
We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), a nonprofit advocacy group seeking to diversify the publishing industry, has rolled out an initiative to fight book bans with a grant program targeting schools and libraries in underserved communities.
The Reach Every Reader initiative—a collaboration among Harvard Graduate School of Education, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Integrated Learning Initiative, and Florida State University—is expanding access to its pioneering Small Wonders app as part of its work to provide comprehensive early literacy solutions through research in education, developmental psychology, and technology.