Sock Puppets Complete
- making new creations
- using and applying technology
ProsShows are easy to create and puppets' mouths sync well with the voices.
ConsRecordings are limited to 90 seconds.
Bottom LineEngaging presentation option for both creator and audience.
Common Sense Reviewer
Presentation tool is fun for students to demonstrate their knowledge and fun for others to watch. With the altered voices and variety of sock puppets, there's bound to be a bit of creative silliness, too.
With only 90 seconds of recording time (30 with the free version), kids have to be concise. The varied selection of sock puppets and backgrounds empowers them to be creative, however.
The whole process is intuitive, but no in-app help or tutorial is offered. Tutorials are available on the developer's website. Videos can be saved to the camera roll (full-version only), saved in-app, or shared via YouTube or Facebook.
Teachers can create their own sock-puppet shows as hooks to introduce new material, or they can offer the app to individuals or small groups as presentation or assessment options. Students could use the sock puppets to present reports or to write and perform short skits or poems, and then share them with their classmates. As a presentation tool, Sock Puppets Complete aligns well with the speaking and presenting CCSS for fifth grade and up, but younger students could easily create puppet shows as well. ELL students may enjoy practicing speaking in front of an audience with the help of the sock puppets.Read more Read less
Sock Puppets Complete is a tool that allows students to create short puppet-show videos. To begin, students choose their characters, background, and props, and then simply press the "record" circle at the top of the screen to start recording. The puppet with the arrow pointed at it is the speaker, but kids can tap another puppet to change speakers. The recording timer counts down to let them know how much longer they can record. Then they can listen to the recording and redo it or save it. In Settings, kids can adjust the voice for each puppet, making the pitch higher or lower, and hear a sample so they can make further adjustments (but kids will need to adjust the voices before they start recording as well). Shows can be watched in-app, shared on Facebook or YouTube, or (in the complete version only) saved to the camera roll.Read more Read less
Creating short puppet-show videos is really easy with Sock Puppets Complete. Students will have fun creating their presentations, and classmates will enjoy watching them. With only 90 seconds to showcase their learning, though, students will need to spend some serious time planning and practicing their shows before going to the app. Time constraints may limit some creative expression but will challenge students to get their message across concisely.Read more Read less
Key Standards Supported
Speaking & Listening
|SL.5: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.5.5||Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.|
|SL.6: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.6.5||Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.|
|SL.7: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.7.5||Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.|
|SL.8: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.8.5||Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.|
See how teachers are using Sock Puppets Complete
- Fun, engaging way to introduce new content or assess students understandingBarbara C.
Arlington Elementary School
Lexington, KY4December 7, 2015
Students can be LEADERS in good digital citizenship.English Language ArtsGrade 4Deborah C.
Boiling Springs Intermed
Boiling Springs, SC5 steps
February 2, 2016