Saturday, March 7, 2009

Husband, father, teacher, cartoonist!?

\A Mr. King Christmas\

I was reading from the Lifetime Learning Experience blog and noticed an entry called "New Tools this week."that mentioned a program called Toondoo.

I had always wanted to experiment with a animated type program and thought why not. I'm glad I did; it is simple to use and allows you to embed a cartoon you create into your blog as I have above. I can see using the program myself to illustrate concepts and I can see using it with students to allow them to express themselves in a more creative way. It is also a forgiving program; you can go back and edit it if you chose and it can be edited by others as well. You can also publish it so that all can see, you can keep it private, or you can share it with friends by sending it to their e-mails.

I expect I will make some cartoons using Toondoo that I will use when it is time to present my project in May. If there is a negative with the program, it would be the time it takes to launch it. I know there are other programs out there and I'd be interested in hearing from others about their favourite cartoon making programs. Be careful though, once you start playing with it, it is hard to quit.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just too cute for words! I like the concept, might try it myself in the near future, of course if I get stuck you know who I'll be calling for help!

Alec Couros said...

Very cool! I've been wanting to try out Toondoo for some time now, keep hearing great things. Thanks for trying it out yourself!

Miles Johnson said...

That's a great idea to use Toondoo for your project presentation. I am working on my final presentation and I may look at Toondoo as an option.....

Jessica | Ning Alternatives said...

I like it! The concept? it's good!Using toondo for your project presentation is great idea.