Saturday, June 28, 2014

New version of a great free app now designed for educational use: Shadow Puppet Edu

I received an exciting email from the folks at Shadow Puppet Inc, the developers of one of my favorite free apps to create social stories. (Read my post about the original Shadow Puppet app here.) They are introducing a brand new version of the app that is specifically designed for use by educators and students. Shadow Puppet Edu has all the great content of the original plus features that were requested by teachers and children. New features include: drawing tools, searches for Library of Congress and NASA, automatic image citation, 20+ Common Core aligned ideas and more. The creative uses for this app are limitless. Get started today for free!

If you would like to download Shadow Puppet Edu (iPhone/iPad, FREE), please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by using the link provided:

From iTunes:

The simplest way to capture and share student work. Designed with kids in mind, students as young as five can make videos to tell stories, explain concepts, or record their progress. Common Core aligned lesson ideas make it easy to get started! 

***Join tens of thousands of teachers and students using Shadow Puppet in the classroom*** 

∙ Search Library of Congress and NASA for images 
∙ Present a project or describe an experience 
∙ Develop digital storytelling skills 
∙ Demonstrate understanding of a concept for assessment 
∙ Improve speaking skills and practice reading aloud 

∙ Create mini-lessons for blended learning or flipped classroom 
∙ Develop a more engaging prompt for an assignment or discussion 
∙ Provide an example of a final project for your students 

COMMON CORE ALIGNED: Check out our activity ideas in the app! Shadow Puppet can be used to support many Common Core State Standards, including: 
∙ CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2-4.5: Create audio recordings of stories or poems 
∙ CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5-12.5: Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations ∙ CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.5: Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations 
∙ CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6: Use technology to produce and publish writing 
∙ CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.4: Present information such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate 

Sarah has been cleaning out closets all day and she is exhausted!

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