Being able to convert Powerpoint or Keynote presentations into movies has its advantages if you are a teacher and a non movie maker. Most teachers can easily use these slide presentation programmes and so can their students. So why not try the next step? Create your slide presentation as you normally do and then put in the animations and transitions you want to. In PowerPoint you go to the file menu and save it as a movie. In Keynote you go the the menu bar and then to share and then export and you can export it as a movie or iPod movie. You can then create a teaching video or your students can use this approach to present work. Once you have your movie you can import it into Windows Live Movie Maker or iMovie. It means you can then add music, other pictures, video snippets or movie effects really easily. I have used this to teach vocabulary and grammar quite successfully. In one example I taught the students negatives using my original keynote presentation. As they were working on exercises to master this new knowledge, I imported the keynote into iMovie after I had saved it as a movie. I added some good pictures and then a nice French song. I played it to them in the last 5 minutes of the lesson as a form of revision. I have put an example of what you can do by turning slide presentations into a movie so you can see the effect. What you choose to do then is a matter of your own imagination!