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Presenting History Using Photostory in the U.S. History Classroom January 2010
Photostory:  What Is It? <ul><li>A free tool to create movies out of digital images, text, and audio. </li></ul><ul><li>St...
Using Photostory in the  History Classroom <ul><li>- Digital storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>- Visual mini-lessons </li></u...
Why Use Photostory? <ul><li>It’s free! </li></ul><ul><li>It doesn’t take very long to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a simp...
Tips & Things to Consider <ul><li>Need microphone to record narration  </li></ul><ul><li>Use iMovie for Macs </li></ul><ul...
Credits <ul><li>Childers, Tim.  “Audacity and Photostory in the Classroom.”  Available at:  http://www.slideshare.net/lisa...
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  1. 1. Presenting History Using Photostory in the U.S. History Classroom January 2010
  2. 2. Photostory: What Is It? <ul><li>A free tool to create movies out of digital images, text, and audio. </li></ul><ul><li>Student Example </li></ul>Microsoft Photostory3
  3. 3. Using Photostory in the History Classroom <ul><li>- Digital storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>- Visual mini-lessons </li></ul><ul><li>- Music videos </li></ul><ul><li>- Visual book reports </li></ul><ul><li>- Documenting a field trip </li></ul><ul><li>- Oral histories </li></ul><ul><li>- Historical timeline </li></ul><ul><li>- Paperless research paper: biographies, local historical sites, historical events, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>- Illustrate a student essay </li></ul><ul><li>- Illustrate a historical poem or speech </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Use Photostory? <ul><li>It’s free! </li></ul><ul><li>It doesn’t take very long to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a simple program – it guides you through all required steps. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s active, hands-on learning. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s popular and used by teachers and students across grade levels and subject areas. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tips & Things to Consider <ul><li>Need microphone to record narration </li></ul><ul><li>Use iMovie for Macs </li></ul><ul><li>Time investment </li></ul><ul><li>Do research and create a storyboard before starting the Photostory </li></ul>
  6. 6. Credits <ul><li>Childers, Tim. “Audacity and Photostory in the Classroom.” Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/lisashusband/audacity-and-photo-story-in-the-classroom </li></ul><ul><li>“ Creating Your Photostory. What is Digital Storytelling?” Innovative Teacher. Teachnet. Available at: http:// www.teachnet.ie/innovative_teacher/default.asp?NCID =365 </li></ul><ul><li>Leonard, Sara. “Photostory in Social Studies Classrooms.” Connexions. Available at: http://cnx.org/content/m18055/latest/ . </li></ul><ul><li>See also www.historyconnected.wikispaces.com </li></ul>

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