Combine Photos and Voice into Fun Mini Movies!

Designed with kids in mind, Shadow Puppet is the simplest way to make a movie, slideshow or presentation

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Shadow Puppet App for iPhone and iPad. Simple slideshow app. Educational app for digital storytelling, Help students meet Common Core by using technology in lessons or easily create videos for a flipped classroom.

Shadow Puppet Classroom Stories

Reflecting on Art Projects in Elementary School

I love that using Shadow Puppet combines art, literacy and technology into one great piece of work.”

Lys Olson, 1st – 6th Grade Art Teacher

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Science Videos for Flipped Classroom

Shadow Puppet completely changed the way I share concepts with my students. Now I create customized content easily.”

Heather Green, 7th – 8th Grade Science Teacher

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Learning and Practicing Using Foreign Language

Getting students to speak aloud is one of my biggest challenges. Shadow Puppet helped get them excited about speaking.”

Gabrielle Schoppa, 7th – 8th Grade French Teacher

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Shadow Puppet Activity Ideas

English & Language Arts

  • Practice reading aloud from a book or poem
  • Summarize a story describing beginning, middle and end
  • Diagram a sentence or describe grammar rules
  • Create an infomercial for a make-believe product
  • Describe the steps of how to make something
  • Practice spelling by sounding out words


  • Practice counting using the tap-to-highlight pointer
  • Find geometric shapes, angles, or fractions around the classroom
  • Explain the steps to solve a math problem
  • Show how make a graph from a set of data
  • Explain how to count money
  • Teach someone how to tell time


  • Document an experiment and explain results
  • Explain a cell diagram or frog dissection
  • Describe the lifecycle of a plant, habitat of an animal or structure of an element
  • Compare the planets in solar system or the world’s different biomes
  • Use images to explain concepts that are hard to access inside the classroom

History & Social Studies

  • Create mock advertisements for historical services
  • Tell what you would do if you were president
  • Share the history of a city, state or country
  • Pretend to be a historical figure and share your thoughts on an issue
  • Summarize a historical event describing beginning, middle and end


  • Explain the meaning of a drawing, painting, photograph or sculpture
  • Give a report on a famous artist or art movement
  • Color & form photo scavenger hunt
  • Make a portfolio of the year’s projects and create a virtual museum of the class’ work
  • Create technique tutorials or how-to videos

Foreign Language

  • Use new vocabulary in a creative story
  • Read a news article or story written in the language and summarize it
  • Explain how to conjugate verbs
  • Diagram sentences, explain and read them aloud
  • Make personalized flashcards
  • Describe weekend plans in the language

Volume Purchase Discount

If you’re part of an educational institution, you can purchase multiple copies of Shadow Puppet at a discount through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program.

We’re also happy to provide a free evaluation copy so you can test Shadow Puppet before you make a volume purchase.

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Combine Photos & Voice into Mini-Movies

Simple Presentations

Choose images from the camera roll or take some in the app. Easily organize them into a slideshow.

Add Narration

Record your voice. Students tell a story, explain a concept, practice speaking skills, reflect on a project.

Interact with Your Images

Tap to highlight an area of a photo, double tap to zoom in. All interactions are recorded.

iPad & iPhone

Compatible with iPad and iPhone. No iPad/iPhone needed to view videos.

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Easy Sharing

Share with students, parents and colleagues via email or SMS. Embed on the classroom website or blog.

Video Export

A .mp4 file is saved to your camera roll. Add to students’ digital portfolios or upload to YouTube.

Painless Account Creation

Use one account for your class. Projects are automatically synced across multiple devices.

No Limits

There is no time limit on the length or number of photos.

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It’s As Easy As 1-2-3!


1. Select a few images


2. Record your story


3. Share with parents or students!

Like Powerpoint for Kids

Shadow Puppet is a great way to combine images and voice to record powerful presentations. Plus it’s easier for kids to use than more traditional presentation software, like Powerpoint or Keynote, because it’s simple and straightforward.

You can use any images that are saved in the iPad camera roll in your Shadow Puppet presentations—photos, images from image search, or graphics produced in other programs.

Shadow Puppet is also great because each presentation is saved as a video that can be emailed to parents, replayed for assessment or replayed by students to review a concept.

3rd grade students share what they learned in a social
studies unit using photos from image search

Easily Create Lessons for Flipped Classroom

Shadow Puppet is simple, straightforward and extremely versatile, which makes it great for teachers too!

It only takes a few minutes to make a puppet. Here’s how:

  • Select a few images
  • Add your voiceover narration
  • Share with students, parents or colleagues

Whether it’s creating mini-lessons for blended learning, explaining a complicated concept with the help of images, developing a more engaging prompt for an assignment or class discussion, or providing an example of a final project for your students, Shadow Puppet makes it fast and easy to create the lesson materials you need.


Use Shadow Puppet to make video lessons for flipped classroom or blended classroom. Also great for sending videos home to communicate with parents. Edtech

Common core app. Add to Common Core lessons to help meet technology requirements for Common Core. Digital storytelling, 21st century skills like communication, collaboration, use of technology. Edtech

Meet and Exceed the Common Core

Shadow Puppet can be incorporated across your curriculum to help students meet Common Core Standards:

  • Use technology to produce and publish writing
  • Strategic use of digital media to express information
  • Use technology to collaborate and interact with others
  • Integrate multiple sources of information to solve problems
  • Evaluate pros and cons of different mediums to present ideas

Help ensure your students have the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century.

How Other Classrooms Are Using Shadow Puppet

Teachers create mini-lessons, explain a complex concept, or provide a discussion prompt
 Students describe a project, practice speaking skills, or work through a problem
A group of students give a presentation, tell a creative story, or document a project

A teacher creates mini-lessons for students to learn at their own pace, watch at home and to inspire a class discussion.

A student reflects on his art and explains what he’s learned about color theory and a famous artist.

Third grade students persuade viewers to help others in need using photos from image search and drawings.