Shadow Puppet Edu


The simplest way to capture and share student work. Designed with kids in mind, students as young as five can make videos to tell stories, explain concepts, or record their progress. Common Core aligned lesson ideas make it easy to get started!

2014 Best App for Teaching & Learning from American Association of School Librarians (AASL)


  • Search Library of Congress and NASA for images
  • Present a project or describe an experience
  • Develop digital storytelling skills
  • Demonstrate understanding of a concept for assessment
  • Improve speaking skills and practice reading aloud


  • Create mini-lessons for blended learning or flipped classroom
  • Develop a more engaging prompt for an assignment or discussion
  • Provide an example of a final project for your students

20+ ACTIVITY IDEAS IN APP (Common Core alignment):

Check out our activity ideas! Shadow Puppet can be used to support many Common Core State Standards, including:

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2-4.5: Create audio recordings of stories or poems
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5-12.5: Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.5: Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6: Use technology to produce and publish writing
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.4: Present information such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate


“Great app. Intuitive interface. Students loved hearing/seeing their voice+words+pics. Definitely upgraded their text-only narratives.” – Mr. Garvin, 7th/8th Grade Teacher

“The students absolutely enjoy this app! It’s AMAZING to use in the classroom. It’s great to see a student sitting in the hallway listening back to her own ‘math talk and work’.” – Ms. Laidlaw, 1st/2nd Grade Teacher

“It was fab, the students really got into it. Can’t recommend app enough—so easy to use!” – Ms. Smith, Foreign Language Teacher


+ Use photos, videos, screenshots from camera roll

  • Up to 100 items per video and up to 30 minutes long

+ Built-in web search for images and animated GIFs

  • Search: Library of Congress, NASA, Flickr Creative Commons, Yahoo Images, Animated GIFs
  • Safe search is automatically enabled
  • App automatically adds image credits to the end of the video
  • Option for administrators to disable web search

+ Record voiceover narration, add music, or both

  • Record voiceover as you flip through your photos
  • Choose one of our background audio tracks or a song from your iTunes library
  • If you make a mistake while recording, tap UNDO and easily re-record that page

+ Add animated text titles

  • Choose font, color, size, position, and animation

+ Draw on screen and interact with your images as you record

  • Draw with animated pointer tools
  • Zoom in/out, pan and swipe between images

+ Easy sharing – no app needed to view!

  • Send via email to parents, student, or colleagues
  • Upload to Drive, Dropbox, and other edu services
  • Embed on website or blog
  • Share to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Youtube or Instagram
  • Option for administrators to disable parental gates for sharing

+ Automatic video export with optional HD export

  • Save .mp4 video file to camera roll

+ Common Core Aligned Activity Ideas

  • Find ideas for English, language arts, history, science, math, art, and foreign language right in the app
  • Easily adapt ideas to your students’ learning level and your curriculum

+ Pairs with Apple TV

  • Watch and create videos on the big screen for all students to see

We’re here to help! Contact us with any questions or to request a FREE Teacher Resource Kit at [email protected] or tweet @puppet.

Shadow Puppet Edu is licensed for school use. If you’re not an educator or student, please check out our other app, Shadow Puppet.


Plan Price Details
Shadow Puppet Edu Free Compatible with iOS devices.


September 3, 2015

Shadow Puppet app is one I learned about to App Ed Review (another awesome site we reviewed a few weeks back).  This app is honestly the easiest movie making app I have ever used.  You simply create a new “puppet”, select or search for the photos you want to use, click record and talk about the images and add text to your movie.  Then you can immediately send it out through email, as a hyperlink or to various social media.  It literally took me 5 min to create my very first puppet. Concerns This app is…

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