Teacher Review for Shadow Puppet Edu

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Sally S.
Classroom teacher
Jefferson Elementary School
Jefferson, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Arts, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
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
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Shadow Puppet is a great way for kids to share what they know and showcase their work with more than just a picture. Students can create a video of their artwork, explain the outcome of a science experiment, teach someone how to do a math problem, the uses are endless. Students can easily work their way through making the video and they love sharing it with classmates and parents. They can search for images and maps or upload pictures to use in their video, overlay text on their video, add music, and draw with color or emoji. Struggling readers can make a video for the classroom library by practicing a story and then recording it with illustrations they drew. Students can make tutorials to teach how to cook, draw, solve a problem, the options are endless. Shadow Puppet EDU is also the perfect tool for teachers to create flipped classroom lessons, visual prompts, provide examples of projects and so much more.
My Take
I think this is a tool that teachers need in their classrooms. It takes sharing student work to the next level by allowing the student to record. This allows them to express their thoughts and explain their work. It allows parents to see what is happening in the classroom while hearing from their child about that work. Sharing with parents at conferences becomes easy because students can create a quick portfolio of their work, no more papers to flip through and what parent doesn't love to hear their child talk about their work. It is easy to use but editing, while can be done, can be tricky. Students enjoy using Shadow Puppet EDU and are motivated to do their best on their work so they can use this tool to showcase what they know. Even the shy students get involved and start speaking up with Shadow Puppet.