I am having an AWESOME Sunday with my family. My Dad went golfing for Father's Day so Brianna, Mom and I are hanging out at home. I made them a picnic and we ate outside on our deck.
Brianna invited me to come and hang out with her when Mommy worked on things for ISTE.
We even took our books outside to read. I looked at a Car's iSpy book from our school library. I love iSpy books and the Scholastic iSpy game on the internet.
When I came inside for a break we tried out another new app on the iPad. This one is called Toontastic. It costs only $1.00 in the iTunes store.
With Toontastic, you can create your own stories using different scenes, characters, music and effects. I created a story about pirates, knights and space monsters.
Using Toontastic was really fun and easy. You get to pick the characters and scene that you want and then move them around, make them smaller and even make them move! I really liked that about Toontastic. The characters look like a real moving comic.
I also learned about creating a comic story. There were 5 steps that I went through to create my story.
After each scene, I watched it to make sure I wanted to keep that one.
Once I had my comic story created, Mom and I sent it to the Toontastic ToonTube site from the iPad. I decided to call my comic story Adventures of Knights & Space Monsters (even though it also had pirates in it).
I loved watching my comic story from ToonTube. It was just like watching a real cartoon on T.V. I liked how the music added to the story too.
This is the comic story that I created. You can watch it here and share it on Facebook, Twitter and in an email. It is very easy to share with Toontastic if your parents set up an account for their kids to use.
Once you add a comic story in Toontube, you can also share your stories with the world. This is a screen shot of the comic stories that I created on the iPad.
On the Toontastic site, you can also watch comic stories created by other kids. This will give me lots of ideas for new stories.
I love Toontastic. I can't wait to draw my own scenes and characters for a comic story too.