Teacher Review For Toontastic

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Ms. O.
Media specialist/librarian
Harmony Hills Elementary School
San Antonio, TX
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
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
Further application
Individual
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
How I Use It
Depending on what character/setting set you have this can be used in any number of ways ... the kids telling short stories, explaining a real historical occurrence or scientific breakthrough, or as a "book report."
My Take
Love all the different characters and setting possibilities (with the full version ... you get one set for free and then can buy new sets one at a time or with the pass). It's got a nice story structure framework inside the app to help keep kids on track. I would still have them do prewriting outside of the app just because that will keep them more focused. The only thing I wish is that the completed videos were not locked into their particular channel. I would prefer to be able to do whatever I wanted with completed videos ... post them to a teacher or school webpage. You lose a bit of control when you have to rely on embedding, especially in this day and age of so much being "blocked" by school filters.