Teacher Review For Toontastic

This app allows students to bring storytelling to life through cartoons!

Jacob E.
Classroom teacher
Manchester Community School
North Manchester, IN
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this app as an assessment tool. I had students create a video with specific content guidelines but allowed students freedom with the layout of their stories. Students had to draw their settings and characters for their stories, and also come up with a script. Using this app as an alternative assessment allowed students to show me what they had learned in a creative way.
My Take
I like this app because it allows students to be as creative as they want. The drawing feature in the app allows students to draw any background/foreground/characters they want. This ensures their creations are entirely their own. I saw the value in this app as a way to review material and use the material to tell a story. Students may not like the "elementary" feel of the app as it is geared toward a low grade level, but with some coaxing most students will love it!