Welcome to Springappalooza, the blog series with some simple tasks and challenges to bolster your app skills. If you complete all challenges by Friday, May 3rd, you’ll be awarded a special Springappalooza 2019 badge and sticker to help you strut your stuff.
Your Week 1 challenge is to make a GIF. It’s Spring Break so get creative! Head outside and do an awesome cartwheel. Show proper grilling technique. Or make an artsy GIF of a kite flying. The world is your oyster.
There’s an app called ImgPlay in Self Service which allows you to use your camera or media on your iPad to make a little looping video. Here’s a quick overview (made with Clips) of how to use the app.
Download ImgPlay from Self Service and make a GIF from an existing video (or make a new video!). It doesn’t have to be related to school, just something to try it out. When you’re finished, leave a comment with an idea for using this in class. What will it make easier? How could students use GIFs in their work?
If you’re stuck, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back in touch.
In algebra 1, students can graph and shade inequalities in explain everything, then add the equation as a text in the GIF right? I think they would enjoy that.
Ooo, I like that idea! They get the benefit of thinking it through as a video in Explain Everything (verbal explanations, drawing, etc) and then the quick reminder as a GIF in the project. Great idea!
In my Intro to Art class I have students working on digital drawings. Because this is the first time we are working digitally with multiple layers, I broke the directions into steps. With many of the steps, I included a GIF to show students what the step looked like start to finish.
I usually do this with a series of videos, but I can definitely see that GIFs will work better for a few projects. I really appreciate that students don’t have the troubleshooting errors that can sometimes happen when embedding videos.