I saw a teacher from Kamloops, @MrReidWSS, using Animoto with students around the Red River rebellion and thought I would go back in and play a little more with it. You can make free 30 second videos with it that include pictures, video, text, and a selection of audio tracks. Cool background options too. The paid version includes a lot more features and options.
Follow the link above or go directly to Mr Reid’s blog at http://kamloopsedtech.blogspot.com/2011/06/student-projects-using-animoto.html to see some student exemplars.
Here’s a quick example I made with some nice pictures of student activities from Hudson’s Hope School.
Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.