PowerPoint slide show explains step-by-step how to make animated GIFs by using just PowerPoint and a free online GIF-maker utility (instead of an expensive graphics program); demonstrates some examples that can engage student interest and direct their focus to important issues; shows the individual frames and how they work together; shows BlackBoard and Moodle setup; and also explains how to avoid safety issues
of frame-animation speeds between 2 and 50 Hz; also gives link to free color-blindness accessibility test site. Note: You can pause an animated GIF during a PowerPoint Slide Show by Right-Clicking your mouse; you can resume animation with a Left-Click. This mouse-trick works in PPT 2010, but other PPT versions may work differently.
To see free animated GIFs that I made with this technique,
What’s Happening? Asking questions is the beginning of wisdom…
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