Parapara Animation is a free animation creation tool developed and hosted by Mozilla. The tool is easy to use and it does not require registration in order to use it. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to create an animation with ParaPara Animation.
Applications for Education
I first learned about ParaPara Animation when Kevin Hodgson posted some of the creations that his students made. As you can see in those animations, students can use ParaPara Animation to tell short stories through their drawings.
Mozilla offers some lesson plan suggestions based on the use of ParaPara Animation. You can find those lesson ideas here.