A site maintained by teachers for teachers
ToonDoo is a free comic generator which could be used in classroom. Both teachers and students can create their own toons and comics to make the lesson more interesting. In order to use this tool, one will have to sign up for free in this site: http://www.toondoo.com/.
In the Wikispace (referenced below), I mostly agreed with Versaci(2001). He said that “being exposed to comic books helps develop children’s analytical and critical thinking skills.” Therefore, Toondoo is the ideal tool for letting students experiment with comics and develop their skills. As it is an easy tool to use, Toondoo leaves more time for developing the characters and stories. One of the features that interested me is that one can upload their own photo and create their own avatar. Moreover, agreeing with WordPress, pictures grab the student’s attention and hence, they become more engaged to learn. Another feature mostly useful for schools is the ToonDoo spaces. This allows to create comics in a private and secure environment. However, this requires additional charges.
In the link below, I’ve posted a tutorial of how one can use ToonDoo in class:
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