I chose this as a real alternative to Animoto plus I liked how it has managed to let you use features from the BBC Motion Gallery. Mashing allows you to mix video, still images, music and text altogether and then embed it on a Moodle or blog (or at least that’s the idea)
Examples are here: http://www.masher.com/gallery.jsp
Zooming presentations. Presentations for the 21st C. Students love making prezis and some very clever and imaginative ones about. Prezi now has the opportunity for online collaboration:
I wrote some helpsheets ages ago for Prezi – you can find them at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/30813554/How-to-make-a-Prezi-presentation If Scribd doesn’t now charge you! I think I also updated them to include how to link to framed objects – by clicking the link to the actual frame itself…always got me that one.