Teacher Review for Toontastic

Engaging storytelling app encourages creativity

Catherine B.
Classroom teacher
Copper Mesa Elementary (Highlands Ranch, CO)
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
We have done any of the in-app purchases, which I believe allows for more "themes". However, the kids enjoy what we have in the free version. I find that a guided lesson using the app is helpful to be sure that students are using it purposely. This app is engaging for all the grades I work with from K-3.
My Take
I love the structured format of this app. It walks the kids through the components of a story and provides engaging characters and props to help them create a story. I also love that kids can "animate" their characters and record their voice. The feature that lets them "draw" their own characters and props also really encourages creativity and a story that is entirely personalized.