A very quick and easy way to create an animated GIF in slow motion is to use the "Speed" option in the settings offered in YouTube. Along with the super useful Chrome extension, "MakeGIF Video Capture", you can quickly and easily create a slow motion animated gif of any skill that you find demonstrated in a YouTube video. (To install the MakeGIF extension, click here.) If you add your GIF(s) to Google Slides, you can use a projector for whole-class skill development. Or, you can share, with your students, a presentation with a number of slides that include GIFs and, in stations, they can practice various skills.
This, also, lends itself to methods of gamifying the learning of skills!You can learn to do this in just over 5 minutes, right here: goo.gl/SnpcUV. (Note, when you click the link to "Save GIF", if nothing happens, right click "Save GIF" and click "Open Link in New Window". The GIF will open in that new window and you can right click on the image there, choose "Save image as" and you'll be able to save it.)
If you've always wanted to be able to create GIFs, but didn't know where to start, this is a great way to give it a go!
Check out what a side-by-side can look like. Also note the slick way that you can drag the GIFs (that you created and downloaded) right onto the Slide - shown at the very beginning here:
Extra hint: Check out Ryan Armstrong's YouTube channel for a great place to find videos to convert: goo.gl/KCxOv9 Just another great way to put technology to work for our students!!
Note: before you put too much time into searching for video and greating GIFs from them, you might want to check out this resource where other awesome PE pros have shared lots of ready to use GIFs: goo.gl/jxpCCK