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Digital Stories

  1. 1. Digital Stories Using Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows Carrie Roth [email_address] (248) 865-6643
  2. 2. Digital Stories <ul><li>This is the part that will take your team the longest, so reserve the majority of your time for planning. Once you have this prepared, digitizing should go very quickly! </li></ul><ul><li>You will want to get yourself prepared before diving into Digital Stories. </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some helpful tips! </li></ul><ul><li>Call Neil if you are going to use your teacher computer, he will come and download the program for you! </li></ul><ul><li>Place all of your evidence, pictures and images/scans of your documents, into one folder. Take the time to name them exactly what they are. (Example: students working on mission statements, 3 rd grade student samples of personal narrative writing…) </li></ul><ul><li>Create a simple story board of how you want your story to flow. What will come first, and then so on and so on. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are going to have narration, write out a script! </li></ul><ul><li>If you are going to use music, think about the mood you want to set. </li></ul><ul><li>Prior to downloading the program, you will need to install Windows Media Player 10 (also a free download from the same website) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Digital Stories <ul><li>STEP 1 Download the Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to this website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/PhotoStory/default.mspx </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or Google “Photo Story” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Download Photo Story 3 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Digital Stories <ul><ul><li>Click on Continue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click on Download </li></ul>
  5. 5. Digital Stories <ul><li>Click Run and wait  </li></ul><ul><li>Click Run and wait  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Digital Stories <ul><li>Follow the directions of the Set-Up Wizard. </li></ul><ul><li>When you are ready to begin find the Photo Story Icon and select it to begin! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Digital Stories <ul><li>Select Begin a New Story </li></ul><ul><li>Select Import Pictures </li></ul>
  8. 8. Digital Stories <ul><li>Open the folder that you have your pictures saved in. </li></ul><ul><li>To select more than one photo, hold the Shift button down. </li></ul><ul><li>Click OK. </li></ul><ul><li>You will then see your images in the Story Board. </li></ul><ul><li>To change the order of the pictures, simply click on the picture you want to move </li></ul><ul><li>and drag it where you </li></ul><ul><li>want it to go! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Digital Stories <ul><li>To get fancy, you can edit your pictures. You can… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change the colors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct red eye </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rotate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To edit select the image and then choose from the options. </li></ul><ul><li>At any point you can reset the picture back to its original settings. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Digital Stories <ul><li>Then continue to click Next to add more to the story. </li></ul><ul><li>You can add Titles on top of your images. </li></ul><ul><li>Adding something special! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Save blank power point slides with simple backgrounds (your school photo as a watermark, simple solid colors…) to add more text rich slides. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Digital Stories <ul><li>The next option is to add Narration to your story. I suggest you save this until the very end. So skip to the next option. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also customize the motion of your slides. This take a little bit of finesse and time. It can add a lot of pizzazz to your story, but is very time consuming. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Digital Story <ul><li>Finally add some music. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t break the law! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember copyright laws. Don’t download music and add it to your story! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Select Create Music and have some fun! </li></ul><ul><li>You can change the volume and/or have different music for different phases of </li></ul><ul><li>your story </li></ul>
  13. 13. Digital Stories <ul><li>Either go back and add narration to your story or SAVE!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>This takes a while, so be sure not to work on anything else while it is running! Enjoy a cup of coffee…don’t touch your computer! </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy your java while you watch </li></ul><ul><li>your story play before your </li></ul><ul><li>eyes! </li></ul><ul><li>Call me if something did not work!  </li></ul>

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