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Toontastic 3D Brand New App for Student Storytelling App

January 12, 2017

Starting today! You can now access Toontastic 3D, a redesigned storytelling app for students that lets users draw, animate, and narrate their own 3D cartoons. If you’re a regular reader of you know how much I love open-ended creation tools. As a one-to-one iPad teacher, I used the original version of Toontastic with my students. So I’m so excited about today’s new release!

Available for both Android and iOS devices, Toontastic 3D gives students the power to easily create their own cartoon. Using Toontastic 3D is easy, students can create their own characters and move then around the screen. As they tell their story, students record their voice and create an animated movie. With Toontastic 3D students can create their own cartoon on any topic.

Tasks Before Apps with Toontastic 3D

Toontastic is a favorite tool for classrooms. This app is now available for iPad and Android tablets and can empower students to tell their own stories. A creation tool like Toontastic 3D helps set a purpose for learning in your classroom. Students can explore a range of topics across subject areas, as they create a product for an authentic audience. Recording their voice, combining animation and images, are all part of the creation process. Students can embark on all of this with Toontastic 3D. Check out the video below to see this awesome app in action!


Classroom Activities with Toontastic Storytelling App

Next week I have a post on the schedule dedicated to the ways you can use Toontastic 3D with your students (get the post in your inbox). I want to give you a taste of some of the classroom activities you can design to help students explore content as creators of their own learning experiences. When exploring Westward Expansion with your students you might have kids create a scene between Lewis and Clark as they move across the United States.

Using primary source documents and research material, kids can craft a story that is based on information gathered from a variety of sources. When working with students to develop an understanding of literary elements, you can help them create a storyboard of a special moment to bring to life with their own cartoon animation.

Stay tuned for more classroom activities next week and visit Toontastic 3D’s website to learn more!

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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