Monday, March 1, 2010

Catch of the Day - Toonlet - 1 Mar 10

The catch today is Toonlet, a comic creation site

Toonlet is a free web site for the easy creation of great looking comic strips and panels even if you're not a skilled artist.

Yesterday, I spent some time with a number of free online comic creation tools. Toonlet emerged as the easiest to use and the most powerful of these sites.

Toonlet Home Page

First, I watched two very good video tutorials and within 15 minutes I had created my first cartoon, a seven-panel piece on adding integers, embedded below.

Adding Integers

Adding Integers

Toonlet has a nice collection of characters and emotions to choose from, or you can create your own characters. There doesn't seem to be a limit to the number of panels your comic can include.

Your finished cartoon can be shared with a URL link or embedded in your blog or web site.

Favorite cartoon strip creators can be followed by Toonlet members. A word of caution, however, there are no safeguards to restrict content when used by used by students, and all cartoons can be publicly viewed. Use of the Toonlet site by children under the age of 13 is prohibited.


1 comment:

Mrs. Tenkely said...

It is too bad that students under 13 can't use this site to create. I do love the idea of using Toonlet as a teacher to create comic strips for students that explain difficult or new concepts. You are right, very easy to use!

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