Not just a slide show!

You've seen it; the teacher who wants to put together a slide show of students for parents' night or open house.

Out comes Power Point and perhaps even an embeded sound or two....


How about uploading those photos to Animato, grabbing some of the royalty free music, hit the MAKE VIDEO button and wait for the completed video!

Better yet, create a class account and let the kids do it themselves.

Thirty second videos are FREE; year's subscription for unlimited length videos is currently $30/year.

See a sample mix of last year's participants.

Animoto for Education
Teachers can apply for an education account to create unlimited videos. When approved, you will also receive a code for 50 students to use for 6 months free of charge. Enjoy this short video of teachers who were part of this year's GVC contest.


Kizoa


Yet another slide show maker you will say! Kizoa is really easy to use and allows also for simple editing. You do have to register, but registration is free. It also had direct import from facebook as well as editing and then you can republish back into facebook (or anywhere else). Lots of special effects, music too. Burn slides to DVD, post, or just simply email to friends.
Below is a spring slide show created by students of Lincoln School in Oak Park.
[note: I did go into the code and change the size from 640X480 to 320X240]

Kizoa slideshow: Spring Project

- Slideshow

Smilebox


Smilebox is a great way to send ecards and/ or slideshows to your partners. Use your own photos. Hundreds of designs for almost any occasion. Music too, or you can add your own. FREE version does have advertising.

Here's a sample of what you can do.
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow: Holiday Greetings
Create your own slideshow - Powered by Smilebox
Make a Smilebox slideshow