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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 is an iOS app for creating animated stories using digital puppets and backgrounds. Users can add their voices, select characters, props, and settings to craft their narratives, and then animate them using simple touch controls. These creations can later be saved and shared. Puppet Pals 2 is available on the Apple App Store, with additional in-app purchases for extra content. Signing up for an account is not required for use. Evaluation: Puppet Pals 2 is fun to use and can boost creativity. It can be useful to help students who dislike speaking in public or for foreign language students who want to improve their pronunciation. Users can invent new stories or retell existing ones using standard characters and backgrounds or import them from their devices. Average IT skills required.

Cost: Free with registration

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



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work


  • Speaking


  • You supply


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

Simple, slightly old-fashioned

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


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


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

High (?). Polishedplay, the administrator of PuppetPals2, claims that no user information is collected, stored or shared. It does not use cookies or analytics either. Unfortunately, its privacy section lacks information on important aspects such as security. PuppetPals2 does not explicitly state compliance with the GDPR. See more here.

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


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)

Yes. Students can create or re-create any story. However, scenarios, puppets’ clothes, and other objects are pre-defined.





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Installation required?


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Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


You supply
Website/other users supply


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