E-Maze is a FREE tool which allows you to create beautiful presentations. Not only are the presentations gorgeous, but they have incredible templates and themes. Examples include: turning your presentation into an old Hollywood movie, guiding someone through a newspaper and even creating your online virtual gallery.
The online gallery blew me away and I can see some some fantastic ways to use this in the classroom. The most basic version would be that students create a gallery of their own work or of art work they have researched. Alongside the pictures, you can also put in as much or as little information as you would like, (so you could have this as a background presentation, while you talk in front of it, or you could have it as a stand alone presentation with all the information on the screen). I can see students creating a museum for a history or science project or showcasing their own projects.
I spent ten minutes and produced a gallery quickly. This video will show you how the gallery looks, why I think it is useful and then it will show you how to make your own!
I've even made a gif (using http://gifmaker.me/) - but it makes the transitions not look as smooth as they actually are:
Here's a little video highlighting the other template types too: