Shadow Puppet is a storytelling app for iPad and iPhone. With Shadow Puppet you can easily create a narrated slideshow to explain an idea, tell a story and engage your students. You can share your puppet via text, email or on social networks, or embed it on a website or blog.
When we designed Shadow Puppet, we wanted to make sure it would be fast and easy to create something great. It’s straightforward, intuitive and fun for kids and adults. Even young kids can use Shadow Puppet independently to tell a story, explain a project or share an experience.
How are Teachers & Students Using Shadow Puppet?
Puppets Made by Students:
Develop Creative Storytelling Skills
3rd grade students worked together to develop a story, take
photos and record the narrative as a group.
Describe a Project or Experience
A kindergarten student shares her art project and tells a
story about it.
Develop Persuasive Speaking Skills
Third grade students persuade viewers to help others in need
using photos from image search and drawings. Read about
the entire lesson.
Demonstrate Understanding of a Concept
3rd grade students share what they learned in a social
studies unit using photos from image search.
Showcase Multiple Skills: Drawing & Public Speaking
1st grade students each contribute an iPad drawing and a
fact to a group presentation.
Review a Concept or Project with the Teacher
A 1st grade student reviews a math concept and her project
results with her teacher.
Describe a Project and Demonstrate Learnings
A 3rd grade student reflects on his art and explains what he’s
learned about color theory and a famous artist.
Puppets Made by Teachers:
Explain a Concept or Idea
Create presentations for students to learn at their own pace,
watch at home or to inspire a class discussion.
Give a Prompt for an Assignment or Discussion
Provide context for an assignment or discussion and get
students interested in the topic.
Provide an Example of a Final Product
Give guidance on what is expected for an assignment, unit
How Do I Use Shadow Puppet?
It’s easy to create something great! Check out our quick-start demo:
- Pick a set of photos from any album on your device.
- Drag-and-drop to reorder them, zoom in or out so they look right.
- Record your audio voiceover providing the story behind the photos.
- Tap and zoom to highlight points of interest as you go through the photos.
- Share your narrated slideshow via email, text or social media. A copy is also saved to your device.
- Parents, students and colleagues can watch your puppet, even if they don’t have the app.
How Can I Get Shadow Puppet?
Download in the iTunes App Store.
Questions? Feedback? Need Help?
We want to hear from you! Email us. Or tweet @puppet.