ToonDoo

I posted this on my personal blog and wanted to share it with all my DEN friends as well.

It never fails, after I click publish something REALLY COOL comes up. Again, thanks to Tech Crunch for showing this off. As described on their website, “ToonDoo is a wacky way to get creative with comics. You can now create your own comic strips, share them or insert them in your blogs with just a few clicks and drag-n-drops!” While still working at my old school, Kay Teehan shared with me a comic strip making software that she’s used and shared with some of the teachers as an alternative way to make a digital story. I know that students can get bored if you are doing the SAME type of project OVER and OVER. This gives the teacher a viable alternative, or giving the student/groups a choice of what they want to create!

Being the Social Studies teacher that I am…I went ahead and created one based loosely on the Three R’s (reduce, reuse and recycle). This is what I came up with: My ToonDoo. Very neat if you ask me, and it was a VERY easy interface to navigate and follow. The interface is Flash based. So enjoy!

Tom.

Comments

  1. Karen C. Seddon

    How cool are you! I love TOON DOON, Tom. Thanks for sharing. Hmmm, I’m feeling a “tuesdays” post and it’s only Friday!. I look forward to sharing this with all our creative teachers. Thanks to Kaye also.

  2. Tom Turner

    RAWK AWN Karen Seddon. Thanks for the reply. I thought it was a pretty cool tool if you ask me.

  3. Katie Knapp

    Hey, Tom, I was really impressed with this site and, after checking it out, emailed it to my staff. Unfortunately, about 20 minutes after I had checked the site, a VERY inappropriate comic and numerous postings with AWFUL language were right there on the front page. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up! I was amazed that it got through outr district filter!
    *Katie

  4. Janet

    This looks like it can really open opportunities for the very creative. I signed up and immediately was notified it was successful but haven’t been able to log on successfully yet. Thanks for showing us this neat tool.

  5. Stephanie Stipkovich

    OK, Toon Doon looks cool…BUT…I’m drawing a blank as to how I can use this to impact student learning in a direct & meaningful way. Any ideas/examples? BTW, I teach science.

  6. Tom Turner

    Stephanie.

    I have found that some students don’t respond to the normal digital storytelling/podcast type of project. This type of resource gives the student a new avenue that they might be able to authentically show knowledge/skills they’ve learned in class. I take more from what a student can visually show me (and describe/discuss his/her rationale for doing it) over some canned posterboard, display board or powerpoint created.

  7. Steve Dembo

    Love that one! There’s so many comic tools out there now, but this one just feels smooth. Thanks for the tip

  8. Michelle Brown

    After I read this, I thought this was a very creative way to have students express their thoughts. I also think that it will give teachers an opportunity to reach all learning modalities. Neat!!

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