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Photo Story 101

  1. 1. Photo Story 101
  2. 2. What is Photo Story? <ul><li>Free Microsoft program: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/PhotoStory/default.mspx </li></ul><ul><li>A show-n-tell tool </li></ul><ul><li>An organization assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Digital storytelling (in it’s basic form) </li></ul>
  3. 3. How does it work? <ul><li>Simpler version of Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>Upload photos/images (they must already be saved on your computer) </li></ul><ul><li>Add voice narration </li></ul><ul><li>Add music </li></ul><ul><li>Add transitions among images </li></ul>
  4. 4. Freebies <ul><li>Free music at: freeplaymusic.com </li></ul><ul><li>Free clip art: school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/ </li></ul><ul><li>Free photos: www.freedigitalphotos.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Free educational photos: pics.tech4learning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Free sound effects: sounddogs.com/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Finishing the Story <ul><li>Luckily, Photo Story renders , or finishes, your story into a Windows Media Player file. </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Media Player files can be played on any computer with Media Player. </li></ul><ul><li>Does not require the installation of Photo Story. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Great story telling in the classroom <ul><li>Show readers what authors mean – don’t tell them </li></ul><ul><li>Use Photo Story to show meaning from a story or novel </li></ul><ul><li>“He was very mad,” said Bill. Well, how mad is very mad? </li></ul><ul><li>Use sensory observation to “show” mad </li></ul>
  7. 7. Story Circles <ul><li>Let students use Photo Story as a Lit Circle discussion tool </li></ul><ul><li>Digital scrapbook of the novel </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting their reflections of a novel in a digital format </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation in the classroom </li></ul>
  8. 8. Resources <ul><li>Article: www.infotoday.com/MMSchools/jan02/banaszewski.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Digital story telling links: electronicportfolios.org/digistory/ </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki: jonorech.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Story FAQ: www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/faq.mspx </li></ul>
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