There are many web tools and mobile apps that you can use to create educational animations to use in your teaching. I have included many of these applications in previous posts. However, what many teachers don’t know is that Google Slides can also be used to design custom animations. The process is simple and straightforward.
|Source: Applied Digital Skills
|Create animations in Google Slides There is a video lesson from Applied digital skills Which will go through different stages to create your own animation. Basically, your animations are based on static images that you animated using various techniques. Generally, the process consists of three main stages: first you open a blank slide, then you insert an image or drawing and you edit it to your liking. In the second step, you do a little repetition of the images on the next few slides and repeat this action in the next slide until your animation is complete. In the last stage, you play your animation in current mode, adjust the slides, then when you are satisfied with your creation, you can share it with others.
By the end of this lesson, you will be able to achieve the following Objectives: “Create animations in slide presentations using a sequence of images to bring the story or process to life by speed; share the presentation with a partner to ask for specific feedback to improve the presentation; and use the current mode to make sure the images on the slide move naturally.” Digital skills How to address in this action: Add speaker notes, insert images, crop and resize images, draw with line tool, draw shapes, add line colors, find images and much more.
There are also several teaching materials with this video lesson: a lesson plan, a rubric and a printable certificate of completion.