Using Microsoft Photo Story To Enhance Student ProjectsPresentation Transcript
Using Microsoft Photo Story to Enhance Student Projects A Technology Workshop Presented by James Hendricks Third Grade Teacher, Southeast Elementary School and Member, Mansfield Public Schools Technology Steering Committee MANSFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
Strand Meeting Times
Meeting Seven Hours Total This Fall
3 Hours Today
1 Hour on Wednesday, January 14 Running on Elementary Strand Schedule 4:15 to 5:15 (even for middle school participants)
3 Hours on Professional Development Day, Monday, March 23
MS in Educational Technology
Third Grade Teacher, Southeast
Member of the District Technology Steering Committee
Web Manager for SE Web Site
Connecticut Educators Computer Association District Advisor
Co-Director of the Southeast Student Network (Radio SE, Classroom Connections, SE TV, and more)
Other Web Experience
EOS, EOS Alumni Network, Classroom Site, WAIM
Make sure that you sign-in for each session.
Bathrooms for women are down the hall in the staff room.
Bathrooms for the men are the “visitor’s lavatory” right outside the staff room.
All workshop materials will be available in an electronic format on the shared Mansfield School District Folder (M: Drive)
Homework will be required as part of this professional development workshop.
Assignments will be given later.
Additional CEUs will be awarded beyond the 0.7 CEUs given for class-contact time.
What is Microsoft Photo Story?
Photo Story is one of Microsoft’s best kept educational secrets!
It allows anyone to create slideshows using digital pictures.
It has picture editing tools.
You can include titles, captions, special effects, music or soundtracks, and narration to your pictures.
It is completely FREE!
Source: Digital Storytelling: Photo Story 3 http://millie.furman.edu/mll/tutorials/photostory3/
Photo Story vs. PowerPoint Few Options Some Options Picture Editing Each slide animates, but focus is on text. Pictures can move to focus attention. Slide Animation Hard to include music on multiple slides Provided in program or add your own MP3, can run for part or entire slide show Music Can Be Difficult with So Many Features Easy! Easy of Use for Students Provide Lecture Presentations Animated Movie Primary Goal PowerPoint Photo Story Function
Photo Story Process Done in Class Done in Computer Lab Source: Online Learning Community, Schnectady City School District www.schenectady.k12.ny.us
Typical Folder Setup CONTINENT PROJECT Pictures can be placed in this folder for students to use. Images should be at least 800x600. Sounds/Music can be placed in this folder for students to use in project. Saved projects go in this folder for students to open and work on later. When finished with project, students save a finished video to be played on Windows Media Player. Create a folder where students will place their projects. This folder will house extra media files for the project. Source: Visalia Unified School District http://www.visalia.k12.ca.us/teachers/mblanton/techcoach/typical_photostory_kit.htm Pictures Sounds or Music Saved Projects Finished Videos