Easy way to combine images, voice recording, and text
Young students can use Shadow Puppet with ease, but older students will find it a great way to share their learning. It is a District 181 recommended app and it’s free! This post covers the Edu version.
Built-in Image Search
The built-in image search gives students a safe and easy way to find images from many sources including the Library of Congress, NASA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wikimedia Commons, and a filtered web search. Once a puppet is saved and exported, citations for the images are included at the end of the video.
Features of Shadow Puppet:
* Import images from the camera roll or the image search. Images can be resized within the app.
– Tap on the lower RH corner of an image to read a caption and information about it.
* Add titles to the images. This is somewhat limited, but there are several fonts, four sizes, five positions on the image, and a few animations of the title.
* Add music from eight built-in choices or from iTunes.
* Record your voice. You can pause and resume a recording and undo the recording for an image.
* Add animations to draw the eye to different parts of an image.
* Share the puppet via URL, email, or YouTube.
* To edit a saved puppet, you copy it an re-record.
* The app includes lots of ideas of how to Shadow Puppet.
* Review of Shadow Puppet Edu on Graphite by Commonsense Media.
9:01 minute tutorial from EdTech El Paso gives a good overview of the features of Shadow Puppet.
2:27 minute quick overview of Shadow Puppet
2:58 minute comparison of Book Creator and Shadow Puppet showing the advantages of each app