Several edubloggers have been writing about Animoto. A few days ago, I signed up for a free account and made the video below, literally, in 30 seconds. Most of the wait time was importing pictures from Picassa. Here's my baby girl with music from Get Ready For College and My-Education.
This is a great Web 2.0 tool. I visited the educational side of Animoto today. I registered for a education account. Then I watched a couple of school/classroom videos. ( I can't really call it slidehow even though its all pictures.) Check them out below.
Time to Make a Difference from Tod Baker on Vimeo.
You can see more videos here.
I plan on using this for our lobby slideshow at school. It will also be playing before our next evening performance to keep the audience entertained while waiting for the live acts. I'll also use it to produce shorts of field trips that my classes take. (We've got a few coming up.
I'd love to here you ideas in the comments below.