Topic: Photo StoryLearning outcomes: Students will be able to: 1. use Microsoft Photo Story 3 2. Create an outstanding digital story that includes pictures, audio narration, and music for the background of each slide.Learning process: 1. Input images into the Photo Story time line 2. Add text to each slide 3. Add audio narration 4. Add music narration 5. Save the digital story into the appropriate format on a web browser
Content:*When you double-click the Photostory icon on your desktop, thefollowing screen is presented:*We are going to begin a new story, so well accept the default value andclick Next to proceed to the next step. The next screen you see will allowyou to import and arrange your photos. 1. Input images into the Photo Story time line The first step in Photostory is to import into the project the images that you will be using.
Once you click the Import Pictures button, you will be presented with adialogue box where you can select the images you want to use. Navigateto the folder suffrage images:You can select one photo at a time by clicking on the photo to select it,then clicking OK.
2. Add text to each slideLet start with adding a title to the first photo, the parade of suffragettes:In the text box, type the title. Notice that it appears in black type in themiddle of the picture. Not good. Lets fix it. Click on the text buttonand when the dialogue box opens up, you can change the size, color, andstyle of the font. Make it large enough for a title (suggest 18), choose acolor that will contrast sufficiently with the black and white of the photo(suggest yellow) and choose a font style (your choice!) that pleases you:When you have made your selections, click OK and they will be applied.Looks better, but still not great. The title is still sitting in the middle ofthe picture. Lets move it up so that it wont obscure the view. Click thetop vertical alignment button: (the first one) and the title willmove up to the top.
3. Add audio narrationWhen its time to record your narration, plug in the headset andmicrophone to the jacks on your computer. If you are in the LRC, be surethe button on the headset is set to record. Then, when you are ready tobegin, take a look at the three buttons at your disposal:To begin recording, press Record. When you reach the end of thenarration for the first slide, press Stop. If you want to test it out (and Iurge you to do so!), click the Preview button to listen to what youve got.If youre not satisfied, click the Delete button and try again. When youare satisfied with the narration for the first slide, select the second slideand repeat the process. Continue until you have recorded the narration forall nine slides. You can record up to a maximum of five minutes per slide.
4. Add music narrationThe starting point for adding music:Notice that you have two options for music: you can either select musicthat you have already downloaded to your computer, or you can createmusic from selections provided by Photo Story. Were going to use theCreate Music option for our story.To begin, select the first image where you want the music to beginplaying. For our story, we want the music to start when the first image isdisplayed, so well select the first image (click once on it to select it) andthen click the Create Music button. From here you will make yourchoices:
Select the genre, style, band, mood, tempo and intensity that suit yourpiece. To test out your choices, press Play. When youre satisfied withyour choices, press OK. Once you press OK, the music is added to yourpiece and is shown by a bar above the image timeline.This is a good time to preview your project. Be sure the first slide isselected so it will play from the beginning, then click the Preview buttonand watch the show. If you decide you dont like your music choice afterall, just click the Delete Music button and start over selecting music foryour piece. 6. Save the digital story into the appropriate format on a web browser Photo Story provides a Save Project button at the bottom of every page. Use it!! I recommend that before you ever press the Next button on any page, you hit Save Project first. And when youre editing photos, hit the Save Project button after every edit!! You cant use this button too often.When you save your project, Photo Story creates a .wp3 file. This is theproject file that you will want to re-open for future edits.