Thursday, 10 August 2017

Create Animated Speaking Activities with Toontastic

Toontastic is a really creative tool for encouraging students to practice speaking and developing dialogues in a really enjoyable way.

It is available on mobile for iOS and Android users and once downloaded you can use it to create short 3D animated videos with your own voiceovers.

Just open the app, choose the type of storyboard structure you need then select the background and characters for each scene.

When you open the first scene you then click on record and touch the character you want to attach the voice to. You can hold your finger down on the character to move it around as you speak, then do the same with the other characters.

Once you have recorded the scene you can select the background music you want for it and review it. Move on through the scenes until the story is created. You can then download the finished video to your phone and share it on a site or through social media.

This is the kind of activity that could be used to get younger students speaking and it gives them the opportunity to play out different roles and to listen and reflect on their own speaking before they save and share.

I hope you and your students enjoy Toontastic. You can find links to many more tools like this and activities for the digital classroom in my ebooks at: All my ebooks are available for iOS and as PDF.

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Nik Peachey

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