Toontastic, a Creative Learning tool for the iPad from Launchpad Toys

[ 0 ] January 19, 2011 |

Startl is pleased to report that Launchpad Toys, a Startl Design Boost alumni, has launched Toontastic in Apple’s iTunes App Store (download the app)

The iPad app enables kids as young as five to create, capture, and share their imaginative stories with friends and family around the world through ToonTube, a hub of kid-created Toontastic cartoons.  Creating the cartoons is as easy as putting on a puppet show – simply press the record button and tell your story while moving characters around the screen.   Kids can add scenes, music for emotion and learn in very easy ways the concept of the story arc.

Developed in partnership with Stanford’s School of Education and Zeum: San Francisco’s Children’s Museum, Toontastic was recently honored as a Finalist in the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop’s 2010 Mobile Learning Prize.

Toontastic empowers the artist, writer, and producer in every child while teaching key storytelling principles that promote creativity at a young age. Toontastic’s drawing tools bring kids’ wildest ideas to life alongside virtual playsets chock full of pirates, princesses, far away galaxies, and many other characters and settings that spark the imagination. Cartoons can be narrated, animated, set to music, and then shared online via ToonTube, Toontastic’s Global Storytelling Network for Kids, by Kids.

Toontastic “Kids and parents will agree: Toontastic is fantastic!” said Michael Levine, Executive Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. “Toontastic offers a creative and engaging educational experience that builds a critical new bridge between informal and formal learning.”

Related posts:

  1. ToonTastic – Design Boost Team Profile
  2. iPad Apps In An Elementary Classroom
  3. Toontastic Update – New Features for Creative Cartoonists!
  4. Toontastic App – Summer Story Contest Ending June 30
  5. Toontastic Named a Best Education App by Apple

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Category: Design Boost, iPhone App, K-12

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