Shadow Puppet Edu 4+

Seesaw Learning Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 475 Ratings
    • Free



Easily create videos in the classroom. Students as young as five can make videos to tell stories, explain ideas, or document their learning. Add videos into Seesaw to share student learning with classmates and families!

***Best Edtech of 2014. "A must-have app for elementary classrooms." - Graphite | Common Sense Media ***
**2014 Best App for Teaching & Learning - American Association of School Librarians**

∙ Present a project or describe an experience
∙ Search Library of Congress, NASA, Met Museum, maps for images to explain an idea
∙ Develop digital storytelling skills
∙ Demonstrate understanding of a concept for assessment
∙ Improve speaking skills or practice reading aloud

∙ Create mini-lessons for blended learning or flipped classroom
∙ Develop more engaging prompts for assignments or discussions
∙ Provide examples of final projects

+ Use photos and video clips from camera roll
∙ Up to 100 items per video and up to 30 minutes long

+ Built-in search for images and maps
∙ Educational Image Search: Library of Congress, NASA, Met Museum of Art, British Library
∙ Maps Search: Search and clip images from maps and satellite maps
∙ Automatic image credits added to end of videos to cite sources
∙ Safe search enabled
∙ Option for administrators to disable image search

+ Record voiceover narration, add music, or both
∙ Record voiceover as you flip through your photos
∙ Choose one of our background songs or a song from iTunes library

+ Add text titles
∙ Choose font, color, size, position, and animation

+ Draw on screen and interact with your images as you record
∙ Draw with pointer tools
∙ Zoom in/out, pan, swipe between images

+ Easy sharing - no app needed to view!
∙ Send via email to parents, student, or colleagues
∙ Upload to Seesaw, iCloud, Drive, Dropbox, and more
∙ Embed on website or blog
∙ Share to Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, or Instagram
∙ Option for administrators to disable parental gates for sharing

+ Video export with optional HD export
∙ Automatically saves .mp4 video file to camera roll

+ 30+ activity ideas right in the app
∙ Find ideas for English, language arts, history, science, math, art, and foreign language that support the Common Core
∙ Easily adapt ideas to your students’ learning level and your curriculum

+ Pairs with Apple TV
∙ Watch and create videos on the big screen for all students to see

∙ 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 to express information and enhance understanding of presentations
∙ CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6: Use technology to produce and publish writing

“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 work.” - Ms. Laidlaw, 1st/2nd Grade Teacher

Shadow Puppet Edu is licensed for school use. If you’re not an educator or student, please check out our other app, Shadow Puppet.

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What’s New

Version 2.8.4

It's now possible to use Shadow Puppet Edu on iOS 12! We've fixed the permissions bugs on iOS 12.1 that were causing issues adding photos from the camera roll and recording voice. Thank you for your patience as we fixed these bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
475 Ratings

475 Ratings

Trio momma ,

Great concept! But definitely has some inside

I’m a school teacher using this app for read alouds for my students. I LOVE the idea of it and but wish the background music was longer than 2 minutes...OR that it would confine over again while I’m reading and not just stop. Also when I tried to use iTunes music it would crash every time and I would have to start over. I would love to be able to use background music for my stories!

megs9389 ,

Needs improvement

I think the ideas and creativity behind this app is great BUT please fix some issues. It would be great if I could hear back what I said on the slide I am working on. Also the music only lasts for 2 mins and after that it won’t let me pick the same background music to continue. It would be great if there was an option to continue playing background music through the whole presentation. not all presentation will end at two minutes.
Since I couldn’t hear back what I had recorded I had saved the the shadow puppet and sent myself the link to hear it back and I didn’t realize I kept recoding myself talking after I meant to pause it.
There was no way for me to go back and edit that one piece without completely starting over which is really frustrating when I had an assignment due that night. Please fix these issues!

Assistive J ,

Excellent Assistive Technology Tool

I work in the assistive technology department of a very large school district and have found this app to be an excellent tool to support students and staff with technology. With only 3 AT consultants to cover over 90 schools, offering good support is challenging. Making these "tutorials" is super easy and open ended so I'm able to use it for a variety of purposes. It is intuitive, user friendly and very easy to use the end result. Folks I support have high praise for having a personalized tool to access whenever they need it. This will always be a tool in my AT toolbox!

App Privacy

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  • Usage Data
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