Here is a VERY cool, fun, easy, and free Web 2.0 tool: ANIMOTO Video Player! Take a look at this little “test” one I created. There is no cost to create an account, and they even provide you copyright-friendly music to use with your videos! This is a web-based service that helps you create slide shows that look more like videos. I think this could be a great PR tool for showcasing student work, school programs, or other events/concepts you want to promote—also a fun little tool for student projects!
Visit http://animoto.com/ to get started—no special tech skills are required for this spiffy Web 2.0 tool!