If you have Windows and you want to make some movies, especially from still pictures , Windows Live Movie maker is very easy to use. I have used iMovie on my Apple Mac a lot and that is quite easy too but at home I tend to be on my Windows desktop. By making a movie I have something other than slideshows for my classroom use and then I also have something which can be played on any operating system or loaded to a video sharing site. When you add pictures and music you need to ensure you do not infringe copyright if you are publishing online. This video covers the basics of using Windows Live MM and so you can see how easy it is. You can use photos or create images in a paint programme if you want to show something you wish to teach. You can then let Windows Live Movie Maker create all the transitions and effects for you for you or you can play with those yourselves. Students concentrate hard on videos so you can capture their imaginations and their interest with a quick video that you show them. A couple of tips though – I tried using my Windows Live ID to load my movie onto my You Tube account. It didn’t upload the movie as I had made it! Load the movies up onto sites directly . Then there was the time WLMM decided to cut out converting my file to a movie at 96%. I just ignored it and converted it again. WLMM has never done that to me since. People have commented to me how clear my videos are. It does make very clear movies which show well on a big screen and that is very encouraging. Try it! If you think you cannot make a movie – you can!!