To stop "Ken Burns" on your photos in iMovie go to File / Project Properties and select "Crop" instead of "Ken Burns" in initial Photo Placement.

You can go back to your iMovie projects and make changes.
You can export your finished iMovie by selecting various options in the Share file menu.

Use the Ken Burns effect to scroll through a story by placing the green square at the beginning of the page and the red square at the end of the page.

Exporting the completed iMovie to iWeb to publish / share with others.

In the classroom
reflective journal
stimulus for writing (window on the world idea)
making your own class movies, news reports etc
assessment interviews
reading records (this is also great as a motivator - showing children their reading progress)
survey / research tasks
having children write a script builds writing skills and motivates reluctant writers
digital literacy skills
compiling daily diaries / compiling favourite parts of the day / year