About a month ago I spoke about how I was starting to incorporate GIFs in the classroom (click here). Today I decided to try something a little different. I wanted to play the GIF image but also have video feedback on the same screen so students could see both.
— Adam Llevo (@MrAdamPE) October 22, 2015
First job was to create my GIF. I found a youtube clip with the “perfect model” that I wanted to show and copied the link. Found a website that creates a GIF from a youtube clip (http://imgur.com/vidgif) and chose the 5 second part that I wanted to show to the students. Then downloaded this to my computer.
I sent the GIF to my ipad using Simple Transfer Pro and then opened it up on my ipad. I noticed that the picture was not moving when I opened it up in photos, it was a static image. I loaded Gif Toaster and found it played perfectly.
Reflecting, a quicker method probably would have been to download the youtube clip and then use Gif Toaster to make my GIF.
I set up my BAM Video Delay but instead of just the one screen I used the multiple screen option (4 screens). This allowed the students to see their performance four times rather than just once. I changed each screen to a 10 second difference, screen one with a 30 second delay, screen two 40 second delay and so on.
Opened REFLECTOR 2 on my computer and now I could stream both ipads to the computer. Lastly, I hardwired my computer to the TV so students could see their performances during the class.
A great way for students to see the “Perfect model” but also compare their own performance in real time.