CDC Kindergartners Create Digital Stories with Toontastic

This afternoon in the AT&T Classroom the CDC Kindergartners created digital stories using Toontastic on the iPads.  Toontastic is a free iOS app that allows children to draw, animate and share cartoons. The app offers several adventure themes that include backgrounds and characters for children to use to create their animated story. Children are also able to add audio to their story by recording their own voices.Using tools such as Toontastic to create digital stories provides opportunities for children to further develop their literacy skills (i.e., reading, writing, speaking & listening) and to also build important “twenty-first century skills” for critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.