To get started, head over to the Teacher Dashboard and enable Giphy by clicking on the app card. You can choose to enable it just for you, or for your students too.

Make sure you double-check Giphy's terms of service before you use the app. You can review important notes by clicking on the App Privacy details in the bottom left.

To use Giphy in Book Creator, click on the + button, then More and choose Giphy.

Once enabled, you can use the search bar to search the Giphy database (note - you can use voice search here by clicking the microphone icon in the search bar).

Toggle the search results between GIFs and Stickers, and when you're ready, click on the GIF you want or drag it onto the page.

Safe search in Giphy

In their terms of service, Giphy states that their app is not for under 13s (and no under 16s who are citizens of the European Union, United Kingdom, Lichtenstein, Norway, or Iceland). So please bear that in mind when deciding whether or not to enable Giphy for your students. Some of the search results will be inappropriate for young students.

For our part, we are filtering Giphy content using their safest content rating level (Level 1 - G), but bear in mind that this relies on user's correctly rating their own submitted content.

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