Two Good Tools to Help Students Create Animated Comics and Shows

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Here are two interesting apps we reviewed in the past and which you can use with your students to create simulated TV shows.  Students will get to experiment with a wide variety of multimedia materials, collaborate together, design characters, pick out themes and backgrounds, draw cartoons, and when they are done they can share and leave feedback on each other’s creation.  Check them out and share with us your feedback.

1- TeleStory
“TeleStory takes you behind the scenes to create and broadcast your own TV show! Record a music video, teleport to an alien planet, film a high-speed-chase, or perform on a reality TV show - TeleStory is a TV studio in your pocket. Here is how it works:
  • Pick a theme, then mix and match over 30 animated scenes to film your own story
  • Craft a script using our playful TV tropes (or write your own)
  • Dress up in 50 different digital costumes with face tracking
  • Perform and record your own show with animated settings and special effects
  • Broadcast your by exporting it to the camera roll and then sharing your creation with family and friends around the world! “
Watch this video to learn more about TeleStory

2- Toonastic 3D
“Toontastic is a creative storytelling app that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world…Making cartoons with Toontastic is as easy as putting on a puppet show - simply press the record button, move your characters onscreen, and tell your story. Toontastic records your animation and voice as a cartoon video to share with friends and family.”

Watch this video to learn more about Toonastic