Saturday, May 2, 2015

GIF that Video

An issue that comes up with Google Slides is when inserting a YouTube video ads are displayed. One solution to this issue is using a GIF instead of a video since its an image.

The GIF above I created from YouTube using GifYt. The web app is very simple to use, simply add gif in front of youtube in any YouTube video.

You simply move the video along to choose where you want your GIF to begin and then select a duration from 5 to 15 seconds. The longer the duration the larger the image will be. I chose 15 seconds and it did take a while to load in Google Slides.

I think this could be a viable solution for teachers wanting videos in a presentation but do not want ads displayed. While there is no sound in the GIF that could be an advantage in an instructional setting.