“Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube.
Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice.
Friends can work together with multiple puppets and create hilarious conversations. While recording simply tap a puppet and that puppet will lip-synch, tap a different puppet and switch auto lip-synching to it. Switch backgrounds to take your puppets to different places, move the puppets, props and scenery to animate them while recording. Cartoon and photo realistic puppets are included.”
(Above description taken from Apple Store online)
The above Sock Puppet video was something I created for an introduction activity with my second graders who were studying recycling. I imported a picture that I took of the Hilo Landfill and used my own voice, though modified so it wouldn’t sound like me. Then I hooked up my iPad to the projector and played it for them. Now that I figured out how to embed into the blogs, I think I can set it up for lessons.
Some ideas I had for using this app:
- introduction to concepts, units, topics
- conversations between students
- students explaining what they are doing in a picture, activity, etc. (images can be imported into app to be used)
I found it easy to use and to create. I think the hardest part was just getting a script or the right words for the video. It was easy to create low or high voices of the puppets and background or props. Exporting to iPad photo gallery was very simple, just click. There is an option to upload to Facebook or YouTube. Nice thing about saving to iPad is that you can email it or save for later use.
Want to learn more about the features of this app, click HERE for more information.