PuppetPals what an awesome app

Performing…. Writing, creating and telling a story

Puppet Pals – This is a very engaging app where students choose characters, backgrounds and create an animated story and record their voice, sound effects etc as they move (animate) the characters around the background. Finished stories can be saved easily and then exported and emailed.

How do you use PuppetPals

Open puppet pals app and click on Press to start – then choose up to 8 actors for your story, by clicking on
the actors you desire for your story.

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Choose up to 3 backdrops when you have chosen a background a green tick will appear on it – if you change your mind you can click it again an the green tick will go.
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All right we are ready to create a puppet show!

The first background appears with the characters, which you can move around and make larger and smaller to fit with your story that you are creating! When you are ready to begin click on the red button to record your voice, sound effects and actor movements.

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When you have finished your animation it is important to save your show and give it an appropriate name. You can then play or export your show.

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When you have exported your show successfully you will get this message!
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You find your saved show in the camera roll which is found in Photos apps – you can then email your creations to anyone in your contacts using the button.

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6 thoughts on “PuppetPals what an awesome app

  1. Thanks Clare. I’ve heard you mention puppet pals before and wondered how you were using the app. Really appreciate you sharing.
    Jenny : )

  2. Hey, this is the developer of Puppet Pals – I just happened to see your article, and thought it was pretty cool – Hopefully the kids really like this 🙂

    BTW, did you know that you can now add your own characters and backdrops from a photo? Scroll to the bottom of the list when choosing your actors, and you should see the option 🙂

  3. Hi Heber your app, PuppetPals is awesome we all love it at school. We have iPads 1:1 at year 7 and students and teachers both use and love it – you can be so creative and have so much fun designing and creating for any subject using PuppetPals. So thanks for the update it makes it even better. All our students and teachers have the directors pass and with the added new features of adding your own characters and backdrops it couldn’t get better for Educational use. 🙂

  4. as we move beyond just the wow factor of a new technology we will see how helpful this technology is in helping our children learn in a non linear fashion! Bravo!!! Great app!!!

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