I just had a little time to play around with ToonDoo.
In an few seconds, I signed up and created this cartoon and inserted the code into my blog post. Real simple. There is not that much clipart available, but enough to get some creatitve juices flowing. I also saw the option to upload your own photos, which would make it really fun for kids if they can insert themselves in a cartoon. I am thinking:
- Foreign Language cartoons
- Retelling of stories
- Describing processes
- Summary or time line of a book
- School Procedures
Thanks for writing about ToonDoo. I just posted about it on my blog after reading about it here, and also shared several other online comic-creation sites you might be interested in:
Thanks for writing about us.
We are ToonDoo, not ToonDoon.
Please change the link to the text too. It is pointed at ToonDoon.
Meanwhile, why don’t you try the Flash embed smooth-scroller version? You can fit it neatly into any blog-column, and the whole image will show.
ToonDude from http://www.jambav.com
Thanks for pointing out the broken link. I tried out the flash embedded version, but it messed up my blog layout. It moved the sidebar to the bottom of the screen and centered all the posts.
I have looked at ToonDoo for use in the k12 classroom and hastily rejected it for the profuse amount of objectionable content, like this one…
Can you imagine my sixth grade kids seeing something so religiously offensive? I’m in the Bible Belt!
That said, I loved your last link to Make Believe Comix, and think that one is easier to use and more appropriate for children.
I would warn against using ToonDoo with kids!
Thank you for pointing that out!
I agree with Chris and I would like to warn parents not to let children access the service without supervision.
Having said that the service is great and you can end up doing some exciting stuff with the kids which was not possible earlier.
Maybe the answer is to create a separate section for the kids on the website where adult content is not used?
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