I came across a superb web tool today called MessageHop. This tool allows you to quickly and easily create an animation using your own images and text and then share your work almost instantly with friends and colleagues. You don’t even have to sign up for an account – something which often stops many web tools being used in the classroom due to their age restrictions.
Here is an example that I put together in literally two minutes (excuse the text animations, this was the default but there were other options available).
You can then email the url to a friend or publish your work to one of the social networking sites such as Twitter or Facebook.
It is an incredibly simple and intuitive tool to use and I can see so many applications for it in every subject from a tour of castles in History to the development of a glacier in Geography.
There is a tutorial here if you would like a quick run through on how to set up your first animation.