CONCEPT: sequence a set of photos from your camera roll then add narration to each to tell a story.
DELIVERY: Some apps are so stuffed full of features and options that they can be daunting for those new to iPad based teaching. Puppet takes a different approach and is utterly minimal. This makes it an especially good choice for projects with the younger learners in school.
In fact it's so simple that the single sentence written above under CONCEPT really does say it all! Images can be reordered and narration re-recorded if needed but that is all you need to create a puppet presentation. Other simple options include the ability to pan and zoom the image to perform a simple cropping before recording on the image. You can also hold on the arrow for next slide and select from four simple transition effects if desired.
The completed project saves as a video file and camera roll export is available so it can be embedded into ebooks or more complex apps like iMovie.
LIMITATIONS: The simplicity of the app could also be seen as it's weakness. Lacking the ability to add any text is a key limitation.
CONCLUSION: The fact that it is so simple will endear it to less tech savvy teachers as well as making it perfect for younger students. 3/5
Narrated photo albums
Presenting the sequence from a science investigation