PhotoPeach
http://photopeach.com/home

PhotoPeach is a place where you can make slideshows and add music to them. You can also add quizzes and smileys and it takes only minutes. It seems to be a little better than Prezi because you can add music and it is easier to manipulate. There is an option for Educators to have up to 30 student accounts with lots of perks but it costs $30 a month!

Here is a PhotoPeach slideshow I made to go with a lesson on Inference for third grade:

http://photopeach.com/album/vvpaxk?invitecode=8f0b76ff1f

Pros:
  • Easy to use.
  • Music makes it interesting.
  • Variety of uses is endless-only limited by user's imagination.
  • Photos can be easily reordered by dragging and dropping.
  • Editing is easy after logging in to your account.


Cons:
  • Have to have pictures available-may need jump drive or stored on computer.
  • Music selection may not be appropriate for what you are teaching. You have to upload your own (and may have to pay for upload if iTunes, etc.) music.
  • Student accounts require you to have a paid account.

The uses for the classroom are many and far-reaching. It can be used for any subject as an introduction to a new subject or an accompaniment for any lesson. The music that can be added makes it interesting to students and gets their attention. It is quick and easy to make if you have the photos available at the time and can be easily reorganized by drag and drop. Social Studies can quickly come to life in a slideshow!