Animasher is a very neat new tool to make online animations. It has two excellent features that stand-out (apart from it being easy to use) — you can grab images off the web to use in your animation, and you can use a microphone to add audio to it as well.
I think it has a whole lot of potential. However, I can’t add it to The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Animations — at least not yet. Even though I didn’t see any content that is not appropriate for the classroom, they don’t have a system in place yet to ensure that continues.
I do know that Martin Jacobson, one of the site’s creators, is trying to figure out how to make it usable by classroom teachers. Because it seems so easy to use, and it has the ability to provide audio narration, I hope he can make that happen.