Here Is How to Create Animated GIFs to Use in Your Teaching

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Animated GIFs are a great way to share instructional knowledge and tutorials. Animated GIFs can be used for a wide variety of educational purposes: For instance, you can use them to help your students understand a complex topic, walk them through a step-by-step process of solving an equation, give feedback on students work, or you can use them to share instructions on how to use a particular educational tool. 


Animated GIFs are now popular especially in social media platforms but you can embed your animated GIFs anywhere on the web. You upload them to your Class website or YouTube channel, email them or share them using unique ULRs.

Snagit is one of our favourite tools for creating animated GIFs. Snagit is a powerful screen capture and screen recorder that allows you to create professional looking screencasts. With a single click, Snagit allows you to turn your recorded videos and tutorials into animated GIFs. The process is simple. First, record your video using Snagit or open file to choose a pre-recorded one. Select the parts of the video you want converted into animated GIF and click on the GIF icon in the bottom of the editor. Watch the video below to learn more about how to create animated GIFs using Snagit.