Item Number: JNR-TOON
Technology Integration: Language Arts
Technology Skill: Animation, Presentation
Program: Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Google, Google Slides, Office Online, PowerPoint Online
Includes: Visual Storytelling Lesson Plans for Grades 3-8, Digital Storytelling and Visual Narratives: Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities
Handouts and Assessment: TechnoToon Parent Letter, TechnoToon Certificate, TechnoToon Skill Summary, Digital Story Checklist, Peer Editing Checklist, Digital Story Marking Sheet
Sample Cartoons and Templates: Marco Polo, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Bicycle Safety Tips, My Dream, Super Dog, What Is It? Cartoon1 and Cartoon2 templates
STEM Integration Lessons: language arts with presentation and animation technology skills
Assignment 1: Digital Storytelling, Cartoons, & Comic Strips
Produce silly comic strips by writing text into callouts to describe what is happening.
Assignment 2: View Sample Digital Stories
Examine digital stories to learn about the structure and ignite interest in animated storytelling.
Assignment 3: Organize Story Ideas for the Digital Story
Invent a cartoon story. Determine the audience. Sketch events into a storyboard to form a plan.
Assignment 4: Make the Title Slide
Spark interest in the story with a unique title slide. Format text, text boxes, and slide background.
Assignment 5: Set the Scene
Convey information about setting, character, and plot by combining images with callouts.
Assignment 6: Create the Action Scenes
Illustrate the remaining scenes. Exaggerate the story action using starbursts and WordArt.
Assignment 7: Add Transitions and Animations
Divide the action using transitions. Animate each scene and sequence the timing of events.
Assignment 8:Digital Story Checklist
Self-evaluate the content, design, and animation applied to each scene. Revise the story.
Assignment 9: Publish your Digital Story
Prepare the story for an audience. Set the slides to play automatically. Invite peers to view it.
Optional Google Slides or PowerPoint Visual Storytelling Activities
- Generate a Story Idea: Pick a character, setting, and plot.
- Picture Editing Workshop: Trim, crop, recolor, and flip.
- Use Images from the Internet: Insert a file or link.
- Animation Workshop: Tips for animations, timing, and more.
- Peer Edit the Digital Story: Share the story. Invite comments.
- Print a Comic Strip or Comic Book: Print as a handout.
- Make a Video: Record the story, then share.
Use TechnoToon with unlimited users at your site. A site is a physical location such as classroom, school, learning center, daycare, library, or home. If you teach at multiple sites, you will need to purchase one set for each location. Curriculum ships on a USB drive. Transfer the files to all devices at your site. View the PDF teacher guides and workbooks digitally or print as many as you need. Files CANNOT be posted in public domain.