Thursday, July 24, 2014

Community Building with Shadow Puppet

I love it when I find an app that is both intuitive and oh-so versatile.  Enter Shadow Puppet
As summer days wane and thoughts start to drift toward those first few important days of school where you have an opportunity to build community and set norms, you might want to take a few minutes out of your summer break to explore Shadow Puppet EDU.  It's a perfect app for student-created  introduction slideshows to share as a get-to-know-you activity.

                                                                                                                        Image credit: Flickr user
Benefits:                                                                                                         Justin O'Rourke, CC 2.0
  • image-rich reflections of each student to share and revisit
  • voice-overs and images provide context and tell a story                  
  • easy way to introduce camera functions on the iPad                         
  • Digital Citizenship concepts of image sharing explored in an authentic activity

Check out this quick screencast tutorial I made demonstrating how to use Shadow Puppet EDU to structure this activity:

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