Monday, March 24, 2014

Great Free App - Shadow Puppets: Easily Create Social Stories, Presentations and More

Looking for a simple and free way to make social stories or other kid friendly video presentations? Shadow Puppet allows you to do just that and more. Choose photos from your own camera roll and narrate the slideshow.  You can tap to highlight an area within a picture and zoom in/out.  Features a "how to video" and 2 sample shadow puppets. The Help section under settings contains FAQs and the developer, Shadow Puppet Inc., responds quickly to inquiries and questions. This app is so easy to use and was designed with kids in mind.  Once you have created your original video you can share, copy, save, or duplicate. Share via email, Facebook, Twitter or to a Shadow Puppet profile. There are so many ways to utilize this app in an educational setting. Get creative and make some Shadow Puppets today.

If you would like to download Shadow Puppet (FREE, iPad/iPhone), please show your support by using our link:

****Requires iOS 6 or higher

 No ads or in-app purchases.  External links to social media, email and the developer's website.


From iTunes:

Turn photos into video stories that come to life and make the people you love smile! Designed with kids in mind, Shadow Puppet is the simplest way to make movies, record special moments and tell your stories. 

∙ Narrated photo slideshows 
∙ Easy presentations—think Powerpoint for kids 
∙ Fun mini-movies—unleash kids’ creativity 
∙ Personalized e-cards—100x better than cheesy Hallmark cards 

EASY AS 1-2-3! 
1. Select images from your camera roll 
2. Record your voice talking about the images 
3. Share with friends and family! 

FEATURES Simple Slideshow Maker / Presentation Tool 
∙ Use photos, graphics, screenshots from the camera roll 
∙ Add voiceover narration Interact with Photos 
- Everything is Recorded 
∙ Tap to highlight areas with a yellow star 
∙ Swipe between images 
∙ Zoom in/out or pan Easy Sharing 
∙ Send via email or text SMS. No app needed to view. 
∙ Share to Facebook or Twitter 
∙ Embed on your website or blog Video Export 
∙ .mp4 video file is saved to your camera roll. 
∙ Upload to YouTube, Vimeo, or Instagram. 

∙ Kids share their art project, DIY project or soccer victory with grandparents 
∙ Kids show off their Minecraft world or other favorite gaming tricks 
∙ Students create presentations describing what they've learned, practice reading aloud or document a group project 
∙ Teachers create mini-lessons, explain complex concepts or provide a discussion prompt ∙ Record a thank you note, holiday greeting or happy birthday message ∙ Share a weekend adventure, travel experience, vacation or special event 

Add Shadow Puppet to your edtech app arsenal. It’s a digital storytelling app designed for students ages 5+. Most students can use Shadow Puppet independently. More information and examples for educators is on our site: 

What Other Teachers Have to Say: 
“Great app. Intuitive interface. Students loved hearing/seeing their voice+words+pics. Definitely upgraded their text-only narratives.” - Mr. Garvin, 7th/8th Grade Teacher 

"The students absolutely enjoy this app! It's AMAZING to use in the classroom. It's great to see a student sitting in the hallway listening back to her own 'math talk and work'. I've shared it with my colleagues.” - Ms. Laidlaw, 1st/2nd Grade Teacher 

“It was fab, the students really got into it. Can't recommend app enough—so easy to use!” - Ms. Smith, MFL Teacher 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at or tweet @puppet 

Sarah is exhausted from trying to keep up with her daughter's social calendar over spring break. 

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