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Lights, Camera, Play! Toontastic is a creative storytelling app used in thousands of schools around the world that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons. With over 7 million cartoons created in 200+ countries, parents and teachers rave about the app... and kids can't stop creating!
“Toontastic is fantastic. The app offers a creative and engaging educational experience that builds a critical new bridge between informal and formal learning.”
-Michael Levine, Executive Director: Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop
Making cartoons with Toontastic is as easy as putting on a puppet show - simply press the record button, move the characters onscreen, and tell your story. Toontastic records your animation and voice as a cartoon video to share with friends and family on ToonTube, the app's global storytelling network for kids.
Toontastic: School Edition scaffolds storytelling skills with a built-in Story Arc and ignites students' imaginations with 50+ playsets chock full of pirates, princesses, and far away galaxies. That's every character, setting, and feature in Toontastic unlocked automatically with each new release - an 80% savings! Toontastic teaches key storytelling skills that help promote creativity at a young age and map directly to Common Core standards for K-8 classrooms. For more information and best practices for using Toontastic in the classroom, visit: http://launchpadtoys.com/edu
Toontastic: School Edition Comes With:
- Video Export: Save videos to the Camera Roll to post online, add to students' portfolios, or remix in iMovie.
- Toy Camera: Create and import photos for backgrounds or add kids' faces to characters.
- ProtoToys: Draw your own animated characters complete with rocket boosters, helicopter blades, flying capes, and more animated effects.
- Special FX: Create your own Hollywood blockbuster complete with explosions, tornadoes, rainstorms… and falling anvils :)
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A tool that integrates playing and learning.
With this app even chlidren at elementary age could produce their own story telling animation. Characters, template or self-drawn, could be manipulated with music and own dialogue records played in the background.
It is absolutely fun for kids to play and learn effective story telling at the same time. The app also helps bringing out their innate creativity.
It is an visually appealing and engaging tool. The app is designed for kids, the interface is intuitive with large buttons and fonts, so they should not have any problems on how to use.
Note that resources come in the free version is quite limited, and it is a bit costy to buy the other sets.
Tips for using the product
Browse and share the products and encourage students to learn from work of the others