Did you hear the news? WeVideo launched GIF creation for educators!
You asked and we listened! ?
Educators, you can now create GIFs using WeVideo! ? pic.twitter.com/x4BIQXoJrV
— WeVideo (@WeVideo) May 11, 2020
We’ve seen in our research that teachers create GIFs for all sorts of reasons:
- it’s easy to embed in email and documents
- it connects visuals next to the words (instead of having to click to watch a video)
- attach to assessments as feedback
- short screen capture tutorials
- greeting cards
- to demonstrate skills
- capture the interest of students and help them remember concepts.
- short ‘how to’s’ when reminding students how to do a task.
Even students are creating GIFs for their classrooms. They create all sorts of things, like:
- use in digital infographics and documents
- blogs and assignments
- exit tickets
- visualize a quote or message as a GIF with words and images.
- creation mode for quick assignments i.e. six-word story or ticket out the door
- And much more!
Here are a few examples from our community on Twitter:
The New Market Elementary School (MD) Media Center used a GIF to promote their collection of eBooks.
Check out a FREE ebook from the media center! Thanks @thefitbrarian for sharing this cool @WeVideo GIF tool with me! I see fun in my future advertising upcoming events! @fcpsmedia @FCPSNewMarketES #fcpsvanguard pic.twitter.com/1iE4MA8xSW
— NMES Media Center (@FCPS_NMESMedia) May 12, 2020
Erika Sandstrom, Digital Media Teacher at Higgins Middle School (MA) has been supporting her students remotely with social-emotional learning GIFs.
Made you all a GIF! I've been watching it in those stressful moments for sure ❤️❤️❤️?? @WeVideo ? #COVID19 #coronavirus #mindfulness #create2unify #pandemic @peabodyaccess @PeabodyPublic @higginshawks @jarredhaas @cterrillteach @carlyandadam @STEAMuptheClsrm @MrTonyGugliotta pic.twitter.com/fHH35M2ZM8
— Green Screen Gal???????? ???????ö? (@GreenScreenGal) May 12, 2020
Jake Miller #EduDuctTape Podcast host, #EduGIF Guy, and Tech Integration Coach was so excited to share the news he created this instructional GIF using screen recording and callouts all in WeVideo!
You can create #EduGIFs in @WeVideo for Edu accounts! If you're experienced with #WeVideo, it's super easy.
Check out this post to see how this option stacks up to what I use (@Camtasia) and another tool that I often recommend (@Screencastify). #EduGIFhttps://t.co/L5ZxIZTxHp pic.twitter.com/QtFe6HAiwQ
— Jake Miller (@JakeMillerTech) May 12, 2020
Rayan Gornall Visual Arts teacher and WeVideo Education Ambassador in Spain uses GIFs to personalize his Google Classroom. How fun!
?Fantastic new feature in @WeVideo?
?Export to GIF!?
Now it's really easy to make dynamic and personalised headers for Google Classroom?@GoogleForEdu #Classroom #GreenScreen #onlinelearning #elcolesigue @EDUcre8ive @breicher @ISPSchools pic.twitter.com/ETEdGboRCg
— Ryan Gornall (@ryangornall13) May 11, 2020
There are so many ways to get creative with GIFs. Share your creations and new ideas in the WeVideo Creator Community and join our #Classof2020 graduation challenge!
Participate here: https://creators.wevideo.com/challenges/99