SumoPaint Alternative: If you find SumoPaint to be too challenging, you can have the students create word art on the Google slide, fill with transparent, and make the line weight a high pixel. It won't have the same look, but you would remove the Sumo Paint step.
MakeGIF Alternative: Use YouTube to GIF website (tutorial) to turn the video into a GIF. The quality of the GIF is not as good as MakeGIF, but it works.
Here is a quick video showing you some examples and the steps I took to create the slides.
- Create a dictionary for each unit, assign in Classroom, and collaboratively as a class have students built based on unit vocabulary.
- Group students and assign various roles (example: GIF Maker, Word Maker, Definer).
- Have students collaboratively create a whole class animated dictionary.
- Have students create individual dictionaries and share with one another.