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This podcast is part of the series: Quick Picks for Teachers
ToonDoo - Brochure
Narrated by: Patricia A. Gann
Moody Jr. High School
St. Clair County Schools
ToonDoo is an easy-to-use comic and comic book creation tool with loads of built in clipart and other creative features. For example, students can make a cartoon character to exemplify themselves so that they could be the hero or villain in a story or play they have written themselves. This is a great tool for language arts and English teachers to help students with creative writing. Students love cartoons, and her they have a vast array of characters and locations in which to let their imagination take them on a journey.
Content Areas: Professional Development
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[ELA2010] (7) 25: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources. [W.7.6]
[ELA2010] (7) 36: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.7.1]
[ELA2010] (7) 37: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. [L.7.2]
[ELA2010] (8) 25: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others. [W.8.6]
[ELA2010] (8) 36: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.8.1]
[ELA2010] (8) 37: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. [L.8.2]
AQTS_2.D.5: Instructional Strategies [Ability to select and support the use of instructional and assistive technologies and to
integrate these into a coherent instructional design.]
AQTS_2.D.6: Instructional Strategies [Ability to make developmentally appropriate choices in selecting teaching strategies to
assist diverse learners in meeting instructional objectives.]
AQTS_3.D.1: Technology [Knowledge of available and emerging technologies that support the learning of all
AQTS_3.D.3: Technology [Ability to integrate technology into the teaching of all content areas.]
Nets for Teachers 2008
2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS•S. Teachers:
design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity.
||develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress.
||customize and personalize learning activities to address students' diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources.
provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching