Animated GIFs are familiar as expressions of emotion in social media but are also of educational value as short looping videos to demonstrate a process. Think of an animated GIF as a “short-form” video as way to show a phenomenon or the steps in a process where it would help understanding to see the steps repeated.
- Think about a concept or process in the subject you teach or are most interested in. What might you be able to demonstrate in an animated GIF form, one that allows rapid repetition in a few frames?
- Try the Giphy Make a GIF tool to generate an animated GIF from a section of a video or a series of uploaded photos.
- Include a link to your activity as your response for this activity.
- After you make your submission, save the web address to your response (found in the green confirmation box) so you can use it later for your badge submission form.
Sign With Robert is clearly an effective way to demonstrate sign language.
Can repetition illustrate the geometry of parking?
The geometry of a perfect parallel park. pic.twitter.com/rUUouEydsh
— Simon Pampena (@mathemaniac) November 25, 2016
Can it help to understand the motion of an organism?
Example for "A Serious Use For Silly Media":