A Quick Run-Through
> Start with the vision that your slide show is going to become video. Use your slides to create titles, and light animations. If you are a regular PowerPoint user, you already know how to have a little fun with text animation and slide transitions. If not, play around and experiment. Again--this isn't going to replace After Effects for serious video creation, but for the average student video project, PowerPoint will take care of your students' needs.
And, as always, if I made a goof with something in this post, please let me know.