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Toontastic is a creative storytelling app that enables you to draw, animate, and share cartoons. You can press record and manually move your characters onscreen, while the microphone records your voice.
The app includes hundreds of characters and backgrounds to choose from, and different special effects to play with. You can also create your own characters and backgrounds and make decisions around mood, emotion and action.
Toontastic has a helpful audio guides that can teach users about story arcs (setting up a conflict, a challenge, a climax and a resolution) and how to match music to emotional intensity.
What we think
|Toontastic may provide individualised support for developing various skills including;
– Story telling (narrative)
– Emotional awareness
– Social communication
|The app has audio guides and visual prompts to assist with both navigation and creation of your cartoon.
Enjoyment from the app is predicted for both novice and expert users.
Yes, the app could be used over a range of different environments. Different goals can be targeted in this app, or it could be used for leisure.
|As the app encourages creativity, there are no right or wrong ways to use it and therefore it has no rewards for specific choices.
Watching your finished product can be rewarding and exciting.
|Enjoyment from the app is predicted for people with a range of backgrounds, and may be particularly motivating for visual learners, creative thinkers and fans of animation.|
The operation of the app can not be personalised, however the individual can personalise their videos to their taste.
Yes, the app is designed to encourage story telling and creativity.
The app could allow text to be added to scenes and incorporate text-to-speech dialogue particularly for non-verbal users.
|Seeing the emotion icons change as you increase or decrease the “emotional intensity” of a scene is a fantastic idea to support emotional awareness.|