Saturday, December 19, 2015

Google Slides to Stop Animation

  • You can use Google Slides to create stop animation. 
  • Open a slides file
  • Create a beginning slide
  • Duplicate and change it slightly to tell your story
  • Do this many more times

  • When finished, choose File, Publish to the Web
    • you will set the file to auto-advance every second
    • set to start as soon as the player loads
    • choose restart the slideshow if you want it to loop

  • Press Publish and copy the code
  • Open a new tab and enter the url in the address bar
  • You will see in the url a portion that says delayms=1000, this means that that each slide shows for 1000 milliseconds or 1 second. You want it to move faster for the animation. So before you hit enter, change this number to something smaller. Half a second would be 500 milliseconds. We used 200 for most of our stop animation.
  • Press enter and check
  • Adjust as needed
  • You may need to make more copies of images where you want that image to be on the screen a little longer.

Once you get it the way you want it, copy the link again from the Publish to web, add it to a new tab, change the timing to what you feel is right, then copy that address to use where you want it to go.

Once you get it the way you want it, you can take the url and create a QR code. This makes a fun way for families to access the stop animation projects that students create. 

We used the QR codes in ornaments as a holiday gift for families. 
Interesting to Note: When we were adjusting the timing of the slides, the 3rd grade students seemed to easily make sense of how 1000ms is 1 second, so if they want the slides to go faster then 500ms would be half a second. When I asked how fast 200ms would be they worked it out quickly that it would be 5 slides a second.
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Maybe this will lay some foundation into how fractions work.

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