Here is a superb instruction video useful for students on how to make stop-motion animation! It was made by Catherine Elliott, the training manager at Sheffield South City Learning Centre. (some other great ideas from Catherine can be found in this post on Joe Dale’s MFL blog)
Could be very useful in many different curriculum areas, we have already used it successfully in geography this year for students to explore the formation of coastal landforms and some classes in science have been using it show animations of cell development. There are many other potential uses, for example in languages for students to design and narrate a short scene in their chosen language – using the mp3 microphones to create a soundtrack to go over their animation.