Teacher Review For Toontastic

Toontastic is fantastic!

Catherine P.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 2
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This app has so many possibilities. It is a world-wide story sharing network, so I began with creating stories for my grandchildren who live across the country. In my 2nd grade classroom, I have students record and animate their completed reports or stories. By posting them on the network, parents and extended family members get to see and hear their work. I learn so much about my students by listening to them speak. So do they and their parents! BTW, you don't need wifi to use the app, but you do need it to upload to the network. You also have approval-rights over any story prior to posting.
My Take
I love this app! It integrates reading, writing, listening and speaking for 21st century learning. Even preschoolers can be easily guided to produce simple stories. I can quickly adjust the settings for differentiation according to skill level. It is a great way to put personal connections into the tech revolution in education. I keep finding new ways to use it. It is well worth the cost IMHO. In addition, the app developers have been very responsive when I come across a stumbling block.