Lights, Camera, Action!


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"Lights, Camera, Action...Let's Go To the Movies" Using Photo Story in writing.

Students bring their writing to life by using technology tools to create their own “TV show/movie”! Students learn to add special effects, soundtracks, and their own voice narration to their photo stories. Then, personalize them with titles and captions.

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Lights, Camera, Action!

  1. 1. "Lights, Camera, Action!" Let’s Go to the Movies! Paula Wyka - 2009
  2. 2. The Audition
  3. 3. Persuasive Writing Prompt Your friend ________, wants to try out for the school ________ team and you want to audition for a new television show. The director of the television show is looking for two friends to play the part of best friends in the new TV series. Think about how you can persuade your friend to go to the audition with you. Now write to persuade your friend to audition for the part with you.
  4. 4. Do you want your ideas to flow freely? Use the “think bubbles” to jot down your ideas! Jot in the first box, fill in the other boxes with ideas that flow from the previous one. Connect your ideas to create your sentences! Think Bubbles…
  5. 5. As I start my training to become King Michael’s Knight, I find myself exploring the castle grounds. A Knight’s Story
  6. 6. Use your story line to help you pick and create your photos!
  7. 7. Pick your digital editor and start bringing your story to life!
  8. 8. 2. From file (bottom left) Getting photos 1. Go to “Get Photos” (top left, green button)
  9. 9. 3. Browse (find where you have stored your photos) 4. Open file
  10. 10. Select cutting tool.
  11. 11. Step 1: Pick two photos Photo 1: Select your area to “cut” and crop. Copy the image that you have cut.
  12. 12. Step 2: Cut image
  13. 13. Step 3: Paste and crop! Go to photo 2 and paste your cropped picture in.
  14. 14. Step 4: Resize to fit! Create as needed! Embellish and add details!
  15. 15. Create…
  16. 16. Create…
  17. 17. Create!
  18. 18. Let’s go on with the show!
  19. 19. Photo Story 3 – Create slideshows using your digital photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Then, personalize them with titles and captions. Small file sizes make it easy to send your photo stories in an e-mail. Watch them on your TV, a computer, or a Windows Mobile–based portable device. Free Download! Creating movies Using Photo Story 3
  20. 20. Getting Started…
  21. 21. Import your photos
  22. 22. Add text (your title, name, dedication) Create and design your project photos
  23. 23. Customize your transitions … Narrate and record your story.
  24. 24. create your own music within the program! Import your own music or Add music…
  25. 25. Enhance editing skills, build independence… incorporate text to speech tools
  26. 26. Natural Reader (Free download) This reader with highlighted text reads MSWord files, text files, Adobe PDF files, web pages and emails where you can change the voice, volume and speed. Natural Reader Professional and Enterprise versions can also be purchase that offer natural voices.
  27. 27. Read Please 2003 This basic reader can support fluency and reading comprehension with its highlighting feature as it reads.
  28. 28. WordWeb – A free dictionary and thesaurus for Windows. It includes a comprehensive English thesaurus and dictionary, and can be used to look up words from within most programs and the web. WordWeb works from a small icon in your system tray
  29. 30. Enjoy the rewards!