However, where the App really shines is the ability to import your own images from the camera roll and add them to performances. The best examples of this being where children have created their own artwork to be added through a simple cropping tool.
Year 1 Example:
Click on the photo below to be taken to an excellent example of Puppel Pals being used in Year 1.
The two videos below show Puppet Pal videos created with a Year 2 class as part of a unit on the Lambton Worm. During the unit, the children had listened to the story and retold it orally. The children had worked in mixed ability groups to create scripts for part of the story, which they then performed as part of a whole class
re-telling. Following this, children create their own art work in the form of backdrops and characters, which could be used to re-tell the story. Their art was then added to puppet plas and used to re-tell the story in their own short animation.
Here are examples from two groups:
The Lambton Worm - Story Opening (Year 2).
As part of topic work, which included local history about George Stephenson, children in Year 5 and 6 used Puppet Pals to recount the events of the Rainton Hill Trials. Children had previously used iPads to research the even and then followed this up by collecting images themselves, adding them to Puppet Pals, cropping them, and retelling events through their own drama or narrative.
Click on the picture below to be taken to one example of this.