EdTech Quick Take: Book Creator vs. Shadow Puppet Edu

A brief comparison of two great creation apps for elementary students.

June 11, 2015
Erin Wilkey Oh Executive Editor, Education Content and Distribution
Common Sense Education

CATEGORIES In the Classroom, Technology Integration, Tools

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We’ve reviewed a lot of digital creation tools on Common Sense Education, but it can be hard to know which ones are best for younger students. In this EdTech Quick Take, we compare two standouts -- Book Creator and Shadow Puppet Edu -- to help you decide which one is best for your classroom. 

Both Book Creator and Shadow Puppet Edu are easy-to-use creation tools designed with a young audience in mind. Their kid-friendly features make it easy for primary students to jump right in and start creating. Both apps allow kids to combine text, images, video, and sounds into engaging projects that they can show to their peers. Both tools make sharing a breeze, with lots of options for saving and exporting the final product. Check out the video above to learn about each tool's unique features and find out which one will work best for your students.

Do you have a favorite creation tool for the classroom? Tell us in the comments below! Also, be sure to post a Teacher Review on the tool's review page. You can share how you've used the tool, and any other best practices for teaching and learning with digital creation tools.