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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more
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This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission

Puppet Pals 2

Principal function(s): Story creators

Puppet Pals 2 allows its users to create animated videos with voice and other sounds. They can select characters, put them on the stage, and record their voices. Characters can be moved around while users are recording, and can also then be removed and replaced with different ones. After recording the video, it can be saved and shared. Evaluation: This app is a fun way to boost creativity. It can be a very useful tool for helping students who do not like to speak in public, or for foreign language students who want to improve their fluency or accent. Users can invent completely new stories or retell their favourite ones. This is especially interesting because it allows for using standard characters and backgrounds or importing new ones from the photo roll. The saved shows cannot be edited but can be imported into iMovie and then edited.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: http://www.polishedplay.com/support-pp2

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work

Skills

  • Speaking

Content

  • You supply

Usability

Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface

Simple

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

Medium

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

English

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

High. The company responsible for PuppetPals2 claims that no user information is collected, stored or shared. The app does not use cookies, but they collect non-identifiable information through a standard analytic tool in order to trace bugs and improvement opportunities (more information at http://www.polishedplay.com/privacy/)

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

Yes

Tailorability (If so, how?) Possibility of the tool to be used for a range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool)

Students can create or re-create stories as they want. However, scenarios, puppets’ clothes and other objects are pre-defined by the app.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Yes

Compatibility/ Operating System

iOS, Android

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