1.  A GIF can communicate messages visually and sometimes include an animation to draw attention to it. Explore using one of the application tools listed on this page (or an alternate you identify with your teacher).

2. Refer to your Project Plan and the supporting detail you are going to address. You may find writing a script or drawing a draft of you ideas to be helpful.

3. Review the Advantages of the media tool you have chosen in the 

Open the Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Media Table.

4. Play and explore the website or the software tool until you are comfortable enough to begin creating your animation. Note: Save your animation frequently as you work.

5. Show your idea and animation to another classmate or your teacher to make sure it communicates your message clearly. You may decide that this tool is not the best choice for this project plan. You can look at the other media applications.

6. When done, download or copy the link provided to share it with your teacher.

Canva GIF Maker

You can make GIFS from images and videos in Canva.
Example of an animated GIF 
WebsiteCanva Free GIF Maker   

Play the video below to learn how to created animated GIFs in Canva.

Make an animated GIF with Canva (6:02)

Google Slides to an Animated GIF

You can make animated GIFS using Google Slides.

Tutorial web site: How to turn Google Slides into an an Animated GIF for Free web site tutorial showing the use of the Tall Tweets website.

Tutorial video: How to Convert Google Slides into Animated GIF using the free Tall Tweets tool. (5:17)

Microsoft Animated GIF using Microsoft PowerPoint

You can make animated GIFS using Microsoft PowerPoint.  Play the video below to learn more.

How to Create Animated GIFS in PowerPoint (10:32)