LoxiaStudio: What a cool way to create and publish FREE FLASH photo slideshow animations. According to the site:
LoxiaStudio specializes in the creation of creative content development tools.
There aim is to provide everyone with an easy and quick way of making high-quality animations, without the need for the technical know-how typically associated with this sort of task.
It is VERY user friendly. You can:
Crop and resize your pictures, add titles ,descriptions and links, customize size, layout and color, all of this is done online and in less than 1 minute.
They offer 52 different components (styles) ranging from a 3D rotating cube gallery to a sliding panels CSS3 animation.
Click on this link to view a project in which 5th grade students at both my schools were assigned a number and had to describe the number using 8 different vocabulary words (prime/composite, even/odd, etc) and find 5 real-life examples of the number (news from that day of the year, sports jerseys, historical events, etc).