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Principal function(s): Story creators
Toony Tool is an online cartoon, comic and meme creator. Users can design their cartoons, comics and memes using the images, characters and props provided on the website, or they can use their own images. Once finished, they have the option to share it online or download and print it out.
Evaluation: This is a great resource for making cartoons, comics and memes. It is best suited for younger students as the characters and props are a bit juvenile and seem to be aimed at a younger audience. It is not possible to save one's progress and come back at a later time but it is a useful teaching aid for creative writing activities, for example. Its interface is very simple and easy to use.
Cost: Free, registration unrequired
Type Of Interaction
Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface
Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task
Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to
Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?
Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction
No, your cartoon can be printed, downloaded or saved online where a link will be provided for you to access it and share it.
Tailorability (If so, how?) Possibility of the tool to be used for a range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool)
Yes, you can use your own images to create your Toony Tool.
Compatibility/ Operating System
Other technical requirements
Playphrase (Tool to find the pronunciation of words from movies
Playphrase is a tool that searches specific words or phrases out of movie snippets from a database of audiovisual media with over 60,000 phrases. In this manner, it provides real-life examples of words’ and sentences’ pronunciation. Users just have to type specific phrases, watch them being used naturally in context within popular movies and TV shows, and listen to their pronunciation. Playphrase works mainly with English. Playphrase is not open-source, but it is freely available. It does not require setting up an account or signing in.
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