Teacher Review for Toontastic

Fun with digital storytelling

Marcia B.
Media specialist/librarian
Bement School
Deerfield, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
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
Individual
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used Toontastic with students in grades 1-6. Students have worked individually to write stories and also as a group, taking turns choosing characters adding voice overs and animating the action. This is one app the children always beg to use.
My Take
Toontastic is a kid favorite for digital storytelling. Supplying story structure, a choice of characters and settings, animation and voice over, the creativity really flows. students are able to save their work, which is packaged as a nifty cartoon with credits.The free version has served me well, although students sometimes are disappointed by the locked characters. This works for both individual projects and in a small group collaborative way.