In order to use Shadow Puppet, each teacher will need to do the following:
- Open the app and create an account.
- Sign each iPad/iPod into the account.
- Make sure all parents have signed consent for you to use it. (This step is already taken care of at registration for ENSC employees.)
So how is this app usable to you? Students can make whole presentations from the app. They can take various pictures or collect pictures online. To add to the presentation, students could use Skitch to annotate the pictures with text and arrows. Then the students can record their voice over each picture. Lastly, the results can easily be posted on a website or blog because the teacher will be provided with a link or even an embed code.
Opportunities such as this redefines the learning experience.
I just received an email today about a new update from Shadow Puppet. The new version features an automatic save to camera roll feature. Great idea that will certainly assist our primary elementary students when submitting work.
By creating a class account, the student recordings go to the entire class as well as your own iPad. There are some advantages and disadvantages to this process. The major key is organizing it properly. Train the students to respect each other's work. Also train them to put their name as the title. This will help with keeping all the work as it comes to your device straight.