Writing DE materials(PhotoStory)

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Writing DE materials(PhotoStory)

  1. 1. Sultan Qaboos University College of Education Department of Instructional & Learning TechnologiesMicrosoft PhotoStory3 Module Done By : Asma Baqi 90761 Iman Bait Said 89815
  2. 2. Introduction:Photostory is free software from Microsoft. The collection of three lessons gives youthe opportunity to investigate, experiment with, and create a digital story that isillustrated with still images and audio. Photo story involves useful elements of videoproduction such as writing, imaging and editing. They will help guide you and showyou how you can create your slideshows using digital photos. With a single click, youcan touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. You can also add special effects, voicenarration and personalize them with titles and captions. Small file sizes make it easyto send your photo stories in an e-mail or watch them on TV, a computer, or aWindows Mobile–based portable device. Lessons are designed by Captivate programand other assistance programs. It demonstrates step by step for the learner (usingcaptions, notes & screen shoots). It contains three lessons: the first lesson is abouthow to open the software, import new pictures, rearrange them, add text and saveyour work in each step., The second one is about how to edit your pictures, narratethem and customize the motion and the last one is about how to add transitions,background music, and save your work.. Also it includes objectives & instructions forusing this instructional modulePURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: To improve classroom instruction through the implementation of technology.DESIRED OUTCOME(S):By the end of this course, participants will have : 1. A better understanding of how to use and create a PhotoStory. 2. A completed PhotoStory for use in classroom for the upcoming school year.
  3. 3. Objectives:By the end of this instructional module you will be able to: Open Microsoft Photo Story 3 Import new pictures to your story and rearrange them Add text Save your work in any step Edit your pictures Narrate your story Customize the motions Add transitions between pictures Add background music Save and publish your story Learning outcomes Process 1. Outcome 1:- 1. group think and discuss the instructor will :-  present a question to the group. By the end of this module,  ask for everyone to think about his or her learners will have a better response to the software. understanding of how to use  ask them to discuss the question in pairs. and create a PhotoStory. . 2. preview display prior PhotoStories The instructor will  share with his learners some of previous PhotoStories. . 3.Brainstorming Learners will have opportunity to choose topic of PhotoStory creation.
  4. 4. 4. BREAK 5. Wrap-Up Learners will share his/her PhotoStory topic 2. Outcome 2:- 1. Create new Folder 2. Locate and save images (using By the end of this module, PowerPoint) learners will have a completed 3. Open PhotoStory (new project) PhotoStory for use in classroom 4.Create Photostory about the chosen topic for the upcoming school year . a) Import images b) Captions c) Narration d) Merging e) Slides f) Music g) Other features 5.Save and Publish PhotoStory a.Convert PhotoStory (if necessary) 6. Submit your PhotoStory to the PhotoStory Dropbox ( tech tool for uploading and sharing information)Self Assessment Questions: 1- What type of MS PhotoStory related to? 2- How could you use the keyboard and Mouse and use their function in MS Word? 3- When are you using MS Word, How could you get help from
  5. 5. the software without using Internet? 4- I your view, what fields that you can use MS Word in it?Let us startContent 1 :- You can import pictures from your computer, a network folder, or an MSN Groups Web site. For each story, you can import up to 300 pictures, which can be files with .bmp, .dib, .eps, .gif, .jhif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg … etc Your pictures appear in the film strip (timeline) at the bottom of the page. If you import more pictures, Microsoft Photo Story 3 adds them at the end of the film strip. Also it provides feature to remove unwanted borders from the pictures after you import them it will be shown blew the import picture buttonPlease watch lesson 1Which we’ve created http://goo.gl/Y9YbX Activity 1: 1. 1-Import and Arrange Your Pictures. a. Clicking begin new story then import picture. b. Clicking begin new story then next. c. Clicking begin new story then help. 2. After importing picture, where your photos appear? (one word) 3. You can remove the black borders in the import and arrange your pictures step. a. True b. False
  6. 6. 1. Clicking begin new story then import picture. 2. Timeline or what we called the film strip. 3. That’s true after importing picture remove black borders button will be display.Content 2 :- Add Narration And Custom Motion You can record up to five minutes of narration for each picture in your story (optional). You can narrate the pictures in any order you want and if you do not like the narration for a picture, you can delete the narration and record it again. (see Fig 3.) Deleting the narration does not delete any of the other enhancements made to your story so far! (You can also type notes for each picture to aid your memory as you narrate!) By setting the motion manually, you can select the general areas of a picture that will appear at the beginning and end of the pictures video clip. In the Customize Motion window, you can also do one or more of the following: - Specify the number of seconds that a picture without narration is displayed when your story is played. (The settings you specify in this dialog box only apply to the selected picture.) - Specify whether a picture starts playing with a transition, and select the transition. - Specify the number of seconds that a transition is displayed when your story is played. (The settings you specify in this dialog box only apply to the selected picture.)Please watch lesson 2 http://goo.gl/fNN65
  7. 7. Activity 2: 1. Photostory does not contain crop image feature a) True b) False 2. 2- How you can set a duration ? a) Customize motion then set duration automatically b) Customize motion then set number of seconds to display the picture c) Customize motion then set end position to be same as start position. 3. 3- How many minutes of narration for each story? (one word) 4. False it contain the crop feature by clicking on edit the check the crop. 5. Customize motion then set number of seconds to display the picture 6. Up to five minutes.
  8. 8. Content 3 :- Adding Background Music To Your Story You can add background music that plays during your story. A different piece of music can play for each picture or for a group of pictures. You can add as many pieces of music to a story as there are pictures in the story. (Though this will increase the overall time it takes to save the finished story and the actual size of the file too.) There are two types of music you can add as a background to your story. WMA, MP3 and WAV You can use music from your computer such as WMA, MP3 and WAV files. Photo Story will then make your story as long as the music you are adding. So a 3:30 minute MP3 track will mean a 3:30 minute Photo Story... Please note though that if you are trying to use a DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected track, this will NOT work with Photo Story 3.Please watch lesson 2 http://goo.gl/xJPLr Activity : 1. After adding a title to your picture and clicking next what will appear …… 2. You can’t control the volume of the music. a) True b) False 3. In the last step of the project after viewing your story what you should do before exiting? A. Click exit only B. Save the project then exit C. Click cancel D. Click help
  9. 9. 1. Adding music to your background2. False3. Save the project then exitResources http://goo.gl/jkgMO http://www.jakesonline.org/pho tostory.htm http://www.techlearning.com/h ow-to/0022/how-to-create- slideshows-with-the-free- photostory-3/44023

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