PHOTO STORY 3 www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11132
PHOTO STORY 3
Free software program for Windows users
Mac users have iMovie or Adobe Premier Elements for Mac
Great if you are beginning to create your own digital stories
Only supports still images not digital video
Use Windows Movie Maker or Adobe Premier Elements for video clips
Easy program for students to learn and manipulate
HOW CAN IT BE USED?
For digital story telling
Biographical writing or family histories
Reinterpretation of an existing story
Examine a historical event from different perspectives
To solve a math problem and view student thinking
To critique or explain a field trip or special event
To explain a scientific phenomenon or fact
View students’ thinking and unearth misconceptions about a concept
3RD GRADE SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES PROJECT
Interdisciplinary project between science and social studies about life in New Orleans during mid 19 th century.
Science focus is archaeology. Social studies focus is Creole culture in New Orleans.
Partnership with the Historic Gallier House Museum in the French Quarter.
Students create a Photo Story about the Gallier family, house, and our mock archaeological dig of Gallier House’s courtyard.
Gallier House Photo Story dig 2011.wmv
COMIC CREATOR MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX
Easy comic strips maker
No registration required
Email or print results (no save option)
What is Make Beliefs Comix???
Make Beliefs Comix is used to encourage writing, reading and literacy and the learning of English.
Encourage students to express themselves through writing and creating their own comic strips through dialogues.
Google and UNESCO selected MakeBeliefsComix as one of the world’s most innovative web sites in fostering literacy and reading (http://www.google.com/literacy/projects.html).
RESOURCES ON DIGITAL STORYTELLING
The College of Education at the University of Houston web site: Summarizes the benefits and has links to more information.
The Georgetown University Digital Storytelling Multimedia Archive : Offers a series of articles and includes several mini video interviews with teachers and students about the distinctive benefits of learning by creating digital stories.
Council for Exceptional Children web site: Use digital storytelling to improve your students’ writing skills.
Edutopia article: “How to use digital storytelling in your classroom” - Offers advice about incorporating digital storytelling projects into your classroom experience.
The Center for Digital Storytelling: Find storytelling essentials, Photo Story and storyboarding tutorials, and student examples.
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