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Fun Fact Friday: Play Videos with Makey Makey

November 06, 2020

Recently, we had a question about getting videos to play with Makey Makey inventions. 

We thought we'd share a few ideas about how you and your students might go about it!

Create GIFS and Animate in Scratch

One way to create something like a video in Scratch is to create a GIF in Scratch by using pictures as the backdrop or as costumes for a sprite.

Here are two guides that explain how to do this:

Embed Youtube or Google Drive Videos in a Google Slideshow

Another way to play videos is to embed videos in Google Slides.

Open a Google Slideshow and click "insert video."


Search for the video you want to add to your slides.

Whlie clicked on the video, notice the "Format options" on the right hand side. Change the video to play automatically when this slide is clicked.

Now hook up your inputs to the right and left arrow and the videos will play on each slide when you press the right arrow when you are in the presentation mode!





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