Teacher Review For Puppet Pals HD

Digital Storytelling Coming Alive

Melissa Z.
Classroom teacher
Springfield, MA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this app in a Special Education setting. This app helped my students to become storytellers. They learned to summarize a story by recreating it on the app. During writing class they were able to write a piece and than perform it on the app. This app was great motivation for the students. They would use it on their free time to create their own stories. I used it for fluency, retelling the main idea, different social studies topics, and math lessons. I really used it across the curriculum as a way for students to express their thoughts.
My Take
I think Puppet Pals is a great teaching tool!!! It is easy to use for all children. I love how they have already characters and how you can add your own pictures for a more personalize story. Students want to go on it because they think it is fun and don't realize how much learning they are getting from being on it. If I could use this app more often I would! The movies the students made were so much fun to watch and share with their parents.