Middle School:Using Keynote to make Animated GIFs


I teach middle school Media Arts (and I am the district's technology coach) Here is a cool idea for students to learn the logistics to make animated GIFs using Keynote. Some of them are short movies that tell a story, or express a feeling. Great job, kids!

I used animated GIFs as a jump off point to movie creation since they both involve Frame Rate and Canvas Size. By 8th Grade students are using Final Cut Pro to create spec 


I have attached the student worksheet and a few student examples. Reach out if you have questions.


Jason Meltzer, PhD, Media Arts/Tech Coach


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Posted on April 19, 2024


Here are my visual steps for creating the animated GIF. I forgot to add this.

Maximum file size: 400MB

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