Creating Film Reviews with Sock Puppets App

Sock Puppet

Grade Six students have been learning what constitutes a film review and, as part of their unit, they  have been putting their new learned skill to work through the use of an app – Sock Puppet.  After having watched and discussed the film, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, they set about in groups to prepare and record their project.

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Sock Puppets allow just about anyone to quickly and easily create short animated movies using not only sock puppet characters, but (via in-app purchases) aliens and Halloween characters.  To create a video, simply select your puppets, a background, some props and tap the record button. The app detects a voice, and attempts to move the mouth of the puppet along with the vocals.
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Using Sock Puppet is one of the many ways in which children can have an interactive learning experience practicing a second language.  Even for the shyest student, the puppet they select acts as their Avatar, allowing them to feel at ease while recording.  Furthermore, they can self-correct any mistake and practice their pronunciation.

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