Teacher Review For Toontastic

Love the experience this app has to offer.

mrsoclassroom
Classroom teacher
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My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
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 is site was used primarily in primary classes (1-2) to teach narrative writing but can easily be used for junior, middle or high school, it is that versatile. My students started with learning about the different sections of narrative writing (plot, characters, voice, setting, etc.). We then moved into writing stories as a group. Their stories would be used for the actual toontastic program. The program does everything for you. It has the characters, the actual plot, setting, and goes from beginning, to climax, to ending. It also adds music. The children will need time to experiment with the program and have some fun but it is very easy to get use too. The only negative for he program is that you cannot transfer your file to somewhere else you must use the toontastic world to see it. Overall great program.
My Take
This is an interactive app that lets students work on developing stories. Not only is it hands on but students can create, edit and reevaluate their thinking.