Welcome!

This guide was created to help introduce teachers to ToonDoo. ToonDoo is a free illustrating service that allows anyone – regardless of artistic ability – to create and share great looking cartoons. ToonDoo cartoons can be used by teachers to inject humor into their classes, to visually demonstrates concepts, and to bring fresh, engaging lessons to their students.

This guide includes pages with all the information you’ll need to get you from registration to evaluation with ToonDoo. Links to the pages are given in the navigation bar to the right. As you go through the guide, feel free to leave any questions, comments, or tips on the pages to help us improve and the guide and help others using the guide.

8 Responses to “Welcome!”

  1. SensoryFriendlyLearning Says:

    I’ve just discovered your blog. Thank you so much for this guide- I will go through all of it thoroughly ! I work with K-3 kids with LD and ADHD and I’ve been looking at ToonDoo this summer for summer tutoring classes. Jeannie at sensoryfriendlylearning

  2. Arischa Says:

    Toondoo has racist images on their site http://www.toondoo.com/cartoon/5197146

  3. paulo dos santos rosalinop Says:

    gostaria de saber como usar as ferramentas.

  4. Pat Merritt Says:

    Why does this site spin and spin and spin? Students have projects which they are not able to open after their first work session, so they are extremely frustrated. We do love the site but wish that it was as fast to use as the byline states.

  5. Carla Says:

    Who is the author of this website?
    Thanks🙂

  6. Michael Carothers Says:

    I am one of the authors – haven’t been back here in a while though

  7. eileen ninivaggi Says:

    Thought this was going to be a fun site for students to create. I feel like I’ve been ripped off after paying for several months of a membership for 50 students. Guess I’ll have to go out on social media that works and put the word out on this site.

  8. wright46 Says:

    This site was not created by ToonDoo Eileen, it was created years ago as part of a grad school project and the goal was to help teachers get started if the information from ToonDoo wasn’t enough. When I helped create this (2009), ToonDoo was just beginning the paid edu accounts. With all of the free options out there I don’t think what ToonDoo offers justifies the expense. One alternative idea that I find very interesting is called Real Life comics (https://sites.google.com/site/pettycomics2015/home). The idea is kids pose, take pictures, and add in text to create the comics with themselves and their friends as the characters. I like that, in addition to needing to summarize the concept in a cartoon, students also have to think critically about how the pose conveys meaning. Another plus is this can easily be done at no cost. Google Drawing and Google Presentation both allow you to take pictures, insert them, and add text call outs (among many other visual tools). I’m sorry to hear you’ve had a bad experience with ToonDoo – hope you can find something that works for you and your students! ~Michael

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