Digital Storytelling How to get your kids to SHOW you what they have learned….
Photo Story Activity
Find someone in the room you DO NOT KNOW
Sit down with them and find out their name, what they teach and 3 interesting facts about them
When you are done---come get your picture taken
We all have stories about the events, people, and places in our lives.
It is a fantastic way to engage students and get them to show what they know by telling a story
Increases interest in writing / storytelling
What our students are saying should always be more important than how they are saying it.
http://www. storycenter . org/momquicktime .html
Step One Find your pictures
Create a folder on your H: ALL files will live here.
Create a word document for all your citations.
GOOD PLACES TO LOOK FOR IMAGES:
www.google.com (image tag)
http://www.loc. gov/rr/print/catalog .html (Library of Congress)
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm (NY Public Library Images)
http://accuweather.ap.org/cgi-bin/apl.pl (AP Multimedia Archive--NOTE this is through Power library and can only be accessed at home with passcode –see librarians)
http://www.kitzu.org/ (online kits)
Saving your pictures
You need to be sure you are saving the PICTURE FILE.
Picture files have the extension jpg, jpeg, bmp, png, jiff
NOTE .htm or .html is NOT a file extension for a picture file
How to copy / save
FROM UNITED STREAMING
Log onto United Streaming
Search for images
Choose size (small or medium)
Save in your folder—DON’T FORGET TO COPY CITATION
FROM A WEBSITE
Find an image
Open the image –NOT THE THUMBNAIL
Point to the image and RIGHT CLICK: Save as
Check to be sure the file you are saving has the correct file extention
.jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .gif, etc…. NOT HTML
Note: Be sure you copy the citation for EACH picture file used
Create your Photo Story
Launch the program
Opens the welcome screen. Choose begin a new story.
Upload your pictures Photo Story imports multiple pictures at a time in alphabetical order. Be sure to name or number them appropriately before importing to save you time in arranging them in the timeline.
Adding More Pictures
Your pictures appear in the timeline at the bottom of the page. You may add more photos at anytime using the Import Pictures button. They will be added to the end of the timeline.
Arranging your Pictures
The Drag & Drop Method
1. Select the photo you want to move by clicking on it in the timeline.
2. While holding down the mouse button, drag the image to it’s desired position in the timeline.
3. Drop the image onto the timeline. The photo now appears in it’s new location.
The Arrange Buttons Method
Select the photo you want to move by clicking on it in the timeline.
Using the buttons to the right of the timeline, move the image back and forth until it is in the desired position.
Highlight the photo that you wish to delete.
Below the arrange buttons, you will find a button marked with an X. This is the Delete button.
With the unwanted photo highlighted, click the Delete button
You can also click the Delete key on the computer keyboard .
NOTE: When a photo is removed from the timeline, the attached files (such as narration or music files) are also removed
Click on the photo in the timeline that you wish to crop
Click the Edit button.
In the new window, make sure that the Rotate and Crop tab is selected.
Click the checkbox beside Crop.
Using the handles (little dots along the edges) resize.
In Photo Story you can add a title page to the beginning of your story, or you can add titles to each photo in the story.
when you add text to a photo, that photo becomes static in your story and does not contain any panning or zooming.
To add motion to a static photo, you must customize the motion for that photo.
Titles (con’t) You can edit Text Font Alignment
Narrate Your Pictures
The next step is telling your story
FIRST-test your mic
Click on the red RECORD button to start recording
Click on the square STOP button to stop recording
You can rerecord at any time
record stop Re-record Test mic NOTE you are recording the slide that is highlighted
Creating Background Music
The next step is to add music to create the mood.
You have 2 choices
Safe to use
Lots of options
MUSIC ON YOUR
To your folder
Preview your work On the Narrate your pictures and customize motion window as well as on the Add background music window there are Preview buttons.
Saving / Publishing Your Photo Story
One of the most important steps in is choosing how the world will see it. The quality of your output depends on the choice you make.
Higher quality options
*Save your story for playback on your computer . WHAT WE WILL USE
Lower quality options
Send the story in an e-mail message . If possible, Photo Story compresses your story to be one megabyte (MB) or less.
Save your story for playback on a Pocket PC with Windows Media Player 10 Mobile . Can be played on Windows pocket pcs.
Save your story for playback on a Smartphone with Windows Media Player 10 Mobile . Builds a story using a profile that is appropriate for your device.
Save your story for playback on a Portable Media Center . Builds a story using a profile that is appropriate for your device.
Steps to save & view your MOVIE
Click the Browse button to select WHERE you want Photo Story to save your project.
The Save As window opens. Navigate to the FOLDER we created.
Name the project (NO CHARACTERS OR SPACES).
Click the Save button-- Back in the Save your story window, click the Next button.
The Building your Story window opens and begins to put your story together.
When complete, the next window gives you the opportunity to view your story or
create another story.
When View your Story is selected Windows Media Player opens to play your story.
SAVE YOUR PROJECT
The Save Project button saves your story as a .wp3 file.
This is a working file that can be opened in Photo Story 3 and can be edited
Especially important for students so they can make changes