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Digital Media for the Classroom: GIF Images

A guide to digital media tools for the classroom

Microsoft GIF Animator

"Microsoft GIF Animator lets you create or extract animated GIF files using GIF Animator. Add raster (exif, bpg, bmp, tiff, png, jpeg) images to a list, set frame delay interval and create a animated GIF. Also select animated GIF files and display individual frames in designated folders.


GiftedMotion is a free and easy to use open source GIF animator.

Online GIF Creation Software

Examples of GIFs Designed to Educate

  U.S. History - GIFs are more than just entertaining animated loops, they can actually teach us tons of quick and interesting facts.
Golbez (2014). Image source:  

Image source: Smithsonian Magazine, 2012