Thursday, July 22, 2021

Tell an Animated Story through GIF or Video with Creator Studio and Slides

Did you know that you can make animated GIF's or movies with Google Slides? It's pretty easy with an Add-On called Creator Studio

The free version of Creator Studio lets users create GIF's and videos without sound. If you want to add sound to your videos, you will either have to import to another program (i.e. iMovie, Clips) or buy the premium version. 

There are a variety of ways that you can use this; however, I would like to show you how you can have student reenact historical events, stories, or teach a lesson through an animation. For example, let's say that you are having students retell how the Boston Tea Party occurred. 

First, students would want to create a Slides presentation. Students can add slides, pictures, and speech bubbles to tell the story. This is a great way for students to practice planning and logistics because they will have to think of things like timing, communication, and symbolism. 



Next, you will want to use the Creator Studio Add-On to create your GIF or video file. Make sure that you install the Add-On from the Chrome Store.  




Check out my video on how to create your GIF or video in Creator Studio!










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Matt Bergman (2021)






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