Animoto is a cool little free program available for anyone. Basically it makes movies in minutes! There are tons of different ways you could use this in the classroom. All students would need to do is prepare some pictures and then plunk them into Animoto. They could use the videos to spice up a presentation or as a 'virtual tour guide'. One of the best tools that is included is the music that you can add to your video. It's not bad - they already have it in theme packages AND its acutally legal to use! Which is often a worry and/or struggle to find. Here is a video of my wedding I made quickly this week:
Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.