Giving students the opportunity to express their creativity and knowledge using technology is essential in this century. However, the problem is the learning curve and and the time associated with it.
There are many state standards to teach and learn so having technology that is simple to use and efficient is a must. One such technology is Photo Story 3 for Windows. It is free as a software download and can be taught in 10 minutes or less.
Most movies can be completed in two one-hour periods or less. I recommend students write their storyboard and locate their images on day one and create their movie on day two. Frederick County Public schools has a storyboard I like to use.