GIFs are halfway between an image and video, they can relay more information than a static picture without the time investment of a video. In journalism they can be used to focus on a particular moment in an event such as in Sports. Or they can add explanation or illustration to a story.
Watch the short screencast below to see how to turn a video into a GIF using https://imgflip.com/gif-maker
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The following resources explain some more ways to use GIFs in the classroom