Before the tip: I had a great time on Monday in Polk County as they celebrated their implementation of unitedstreaming. This county was the top user in Florida a few weeks ago, and it doesn’t surprise me. Their implementation teams from each school shared success stories and some GREAT projects! (Projects that really need to be in our resource library!) Kudos to Brook Peabody who shared a fascinating Inspiration document on a trip to Nashville that linked and hypelinked to unitedstreaming video, that hyperlinked to a website, AND hyperlinked to a Google Earth project! I was blown away! There were also some great Time Liner, Movie Maker 2, and PhotoStory projects shared.
Did you know that you can use PhotoStory to create your very own digital story? PhotoStory is available as a FREE download from Microsoft and is super easy to use. It can be used with digital photos or downloaded images, (like the ones you can find on unitedstreaming).
Once you download the PhotoStory software, the program walks you through the steps of creating a digital story. PhotoStory allows you to import what photos or images you would like to use, add effects and transitions to each photo, add background music, create your own music or add a narration to your photos and put in titles or text for each photo. PhotoStory is so easy to use that you can even have your students create their own stories. Once your digital story is complete it is saved as a Windows Media Player file.
Did you discover something new? Deliver the discovery to at least three more colleagues and show them the benefits of what you discovered. Then document your event on the report form! Get points for discovering, delivering and documenting! Maybe you will win this week!