As stated on Millie Furmans website, "Photo Story 3 is one of Microsofts best kept secrets!" Photo Story is a FREE program offered by Microsoft® that allows you to create your very own digital stories! Many refer to it as making your own slide show. I like to move away from the "slide show" wording and simply say your own digital story/movie.
A way to tell a story through images, sound and/or narration.
Introduce a new topic Share daily events with parentsSocial Studies: Timeline of events Photo story of a historical event Photo story of a historical figureScience Tell about a topic using pictures
Math Have students teach a math concept with images and narrationLanguage Arts The new book report!Health Have students teach the class about health and wellness
Images can be found in many places. Most students go straight to Google and do a Google image search. Make sure to remind students that they MUST give credit to the owner of the image (cite sources at the end using a credit roll)
Narration can be recorded right in the Photo Story program! Just make sure you have a microphone!
Once again – make sure you tell your students to give credit to the owner of images, music, sounds that they “borrow” for their projects.Where to find music/sound: CD‟s Online
It‟s easy to find free sounds by visiting www.freesound.org.OR --- something fun to teach students is to create their own sounds! To create your own sounds you will need a sound recording/editing program. I use Audacity.
Make sure you have Photo Story 3 downloaded and installed. http://www.microsoft.com/download/e n/details.aspx?id=11132 Choose a topic Find images, sounds, etc..
Download image and sound files from Presentation website:https://sites.google.com/site/photostory3fo riceindiana2011/home
Unfortunately, Photo Story does not have the option to create a title for your presentation. You can create your own title several ways: Use Paint to create an image Use PowerPointRemember – whatever you create you must save as an image file: jpg, png, gif, etc.
Open PowerPoint Create the “slide” you wish to become an image Once satisfied – you will save your work
Click on the MOB (Microsoft Office Button in Office ‟07 and later) or File in versions prior to „07
Change the file type to either: JPEG, PNG, or GIF
You will then be asked to save current slide or entire presentation. This is your choice – if you are working with one slide only then choose that – if you have created several slides you wish to turn into images, choose entire presentation.
When you have saved your PowerPoint as animage PowerPoint creates a folder, named thesame as the file name you gave. Inside thatfolder will be your newly created images thatcan be imported into PhotoStory.