Animated GIFs can be more than reactions or clips from movies or TV show- what about using it to put together something in your teaching that shows a process, a natural activity– something that would help to see repeatedly for students to understand.

For some examples from science, art, math, and more see Grooving With GIFs, especially ones from these sources:

You can bring a process in your subject to life as an animated GIF made from a series of photos or images. This can be done in advanced tools like Photoshop

But you also do this readily in the Giphy Gifmaker tool

Here we can upload all of our photos.

In the slideshow settings, you can reorder the photos and use the slider to adjust how long they are displayed (up to a total GIF time of 10 seconds). If you forgot or wish to add more images, you can also do that here.

When done you can Continue to Decorate to add text, effects, etc to make your process GIF come to life.

How well do you think this does to show a process over and over? Are there other ways you can see using this?

Example for "Show a Process as an Animated GIF":

Apple GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

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2 Responses Completed for this Activity

  • A weird gif (Melanie Lefebvre, @ProfMelLefebvre)

    The gif may be weird but it sure represents how much our inner critic likes to yakity yak.

  • What is a variable? (Sidney, @data_professor)

    For Show a Process as an Animated GIF, I decided to make my animated GIF around the idea of a variable. I used the youtube video to get ideas, and see how they explain it. I knew I wanted to do something with boxes, and I don’t have photoshop on my laptop, but with limited means… Read more »

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