While I was playing around with .GIFimages and trying to create my own, and experience that it was SO EASY to make one, I thought ‘How can we use this in class?’
Then, dear Phil Calogeridis came up with this lovely idea and shared it with me:
”I recently used the following GIF image with my C2 adults in a vocabulary review PPT to illustrate the expression: “keep a straight face”. 10-year old Ss as a follow up of a Present Continuous (or Simple Past) review, I would ask them to create their own gif images in class, doesn’t take long, and then share as a class. I haven’t done it yet but I will certainly do it.”
We can also have our students create one for themselves and make a short presentation or share it on our class blog.
makeagif.comThis is my first GIF image 🙂 Go to and create your own!