The first graders also enjoyed creating animated stories using Toontastic 3D, a free Google tool for creating digital animated stories. The Toontastic 3D platform offers characters, templates and backgrounds that children can use to draw, create, and animate 3D stories and cartoons. The Toontastic 3D templates guide children through the writing process to create an animated story that includes story elements for character, setting, problem, and solution. Students are also able to add audio to their story by recording their own voices. Using a multimodal tool such as Toontastic 3D provides opportunities for children to further develop all literacy skills for reading, writing, speaking and listening and to also build important skills” for critical thinking, creativity, and communication.