Monday, 16 June 2014

How to Make Jelly- How to show the steps in GIF Images

How to Turn Your Videos into GIF images

Today while we were making jelly, I took some short videos of each step, using my iPad. I used the Ipad app 5S Gif to turn the videos into 5 second Gif images. I then uploaded them to PhotoBucket (any photo storage website will work), which provides a HTML code, which allows me to embed them on my blog.  Tomorrow, when we continue our writing the children will easily be able to see each step.

Making Jelly

These are the steps we took today to make jelly. Can you write instructions to describe each step? Remember, in instruction writing, each sentence usually starts with a verb. 

Step 1:

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Step 3:

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In this video, Room 8 discuss some of the things they notice as they eat the jelly.


  1. 1. Boil the jug to make hot water
    2. Open the packet
    3. Cut open the bag of jelly crystals
    4. Pour into the bowl
    5. Measure the boiling water
    6. Stir the water until the crystals have gone
    7. Put in fridge to set
    8. Eat it yum

    From Lauren Room 8

    1. Great stuff Lauren- Each step started with a verb! Measure was a good verb to use too!

  2. Step 1. Put the jelly the bowl.
    Step 2. Measure 2 cups of boiling water and pour into the bowl.
    Step 3. Stir the mixture with a spoon
    Step 4. Put in fridge to set until it can wobble.
    Step 5. Eat it up......yum, yum

    By Georgie .,

    1. Well done Georgei, It was cool how you remembered that we used 2 cups of hot water. It is important to include amounts like you did!
      Miss Nicholas

  3. Step 1:Put water in the jug and boil it
    Step 2:Open the packet of green jelly
    Step 3:Cut the packet
    Step 4:Put it in the bowl
    Step 5:Pour hot water into the jelly
    Step 6:Mix the Jelly
    Step 7:Pour the jelly into a cup
    Step 8:Put it in the fridge to set

    By Mikayla

    1. Great job Mikayla- You included a lot of detail, like the part about adding water to the jug. That is very important information, imagine if we forgot to do that!!
      Miss Nicholas

    Step 1: Boil the water in the kettle
    Step 2: Open the box of jelly and pull the packet out.
    Step 3: Cut open the packet of jelly.
    Step 4: Put the jelly into the bowl.
    Step 5: Pour in the hot water.
    Step 6: (next we think we should) Mix the jelly.
    Step 7: Pour the jelly into the cups.
    Step 8: Put the jelly into the fridge.
    Step 9: Get the jelly out of the fridge and EAT IT!!

    By Cahill (Room 8)

    1. Excellent work Cahill, you included everything, even the part about pouring the jelly into cups!
      Miss Nicholas

  5. Step 1:boil the jug with water init.
    Step 2:open the packet with our hands.
    Step 3:Cut the white bag with scissors.
    Step 4:Pour the jelly in the bowl.
    Step 5:Pour the hot water in the bowl.
    Step 6:Mix the jelly up.
    Step 7:Pour the jelly into the cups.
    Step 8:Put the jelly into the fridge.
    Step 9:Get the jelly out of the fridge to eat it.
    Tessa room8.

    1. Fantastic Tessa- you were very specific with your instructions. You said the 'white bag' and you said 'with our hands' and 'with scissors.'

  6. I love making jelly in my classroom and I love the taste of it. From Mia

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it Mia, I had fun too, and I really enjoyed reading your wonderful writing.


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