Add your own images to create personalised puppets
Miss D and her class the Superstars have been taking a journey back in time this term to celebrate the 75th anniversary of their school.
“The students worked in small groups using the Puppet Pals app on the iPads kindly lent to us by Dr Jenny Lane from Edith Cowan University. Our class has been lucky enough to take part in the TPACK Project, which is researching the integration of iPads into classrooms to help teachers successfully integrate this technology in the future.
Our class has loved using the iPads, movies made with the Puppet Pals app show how our class has been reflecting on their learning in History this term and having lots of fun at the same time.”
Create your own animated puppet show
Puppet Pals can be used for digital storytelling. Students develop a storyboard, create scripts with dialogue, design their puppets and select backdrops for the story.
This is a great tool for learning a second language because students have to narrate their story. The stories shared recorded and shared
Jude the “Living Statue”: A boy who makes a difference….
This inspiring i-Story started with some emails in response to the TIPS2012 blog. Jude and his mum Tania asked questions about using iPads in schools in India and how to cope in settings with no WiFi network.
I directed them to the resources on the blog, and a while later received this email…
Dear Jenny, …
Thank you all so much for supporting Jude “The Living Statue” in raising money for an iPad for an Indian school. He raised a total £220 – which is quite amazing and inspiring, especially as it was all his own idea to do this.
The iPad caused huge amount of excitement and the children kept looking at their fingers when they were drawing/writing on the iPad, as they couldn’t understand why there wasn’t ink on them!
Here are some photos of Jude showing the kids at the school how an iPad works.
We spent hours at a rather nice hotel in the local town, using their free wifi to download some educational apps.
Thanks to the wonders of the internet, and Australian Dr Jenny Lane of iPad project in schools, we found some fantastic apps that can be used without wifi. Especially good were the animations and puppet shows with self recorded narration, which are great for story telling, imagination and those not confident in speaking English – plus they are lots of fun.
Thank you all again for your support…
Tania & Jude
Tania, Jude`s mother comments “I am amazed he had so much courage to stand on Ledbury Road, which is quite a busy street in Notting Hill. I am very proud of him and very happy for you to include on your blog – which was so helpful for us.”
“Living Statues” are people who dress up like a statue and stand motionless on the street, usually on a pedestal. They are usually painted from head to toe – white, bronze or gold, etc. and will only move, or shake your hand etc when you give them some money.
Toddler Sandbox, formerly known as “Wipe and Learn”, is an early-learning iPad app for K-2 children, which is also highly recommended for children with special needs.
“Sandbox” involves children swiping their finger across the screen to reveal a hidden picture. The word for the background picture is then spoken aloud. It requires close attention, accuracy and fine motor skills to complete successfully, making it a useful app for developing fine motor skills and word recognition.
For: Early Childhood Students, Students with Special Needs
Toontastic is a play-based storytelling / animation / cartoon creation iPad app for young children (K-3). It enables children to create stories using their own voice and drawings; and provides them with a safe online environment to share their cartoons with authentic global audiences on ToonTube.