Tip #7: Bring Your Digital Photos to Life!

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 Brook_peabody_1projects! (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.

So are you ready for some more tips and tricks on how to use unitedstreaming? From Michelle Adams, the DEN Manager in Virginia:

Dddtix_38_1 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!

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  1. Tom Turner said:

    Thanks for a MARVELOUS evening Danielle. I’m sure we could all say we had a “Good & Plenty” Fun time. Just wish more could have shared in our bbq fun. Oh well, more posters for me 🙂

    I always say that I hope to take away at least 1 useful tidbit from these trainings/sharing of ideas that we have in Polk, and I must say that today’s event did NOT disappoint me. Thank you Brook for sharing the Inspiration concept as the spring board for the Google Earth experience.

  2. Barbara Muren said:

    Thank you for the information shared at the Follow Up session and dinner. And thank you for the prizes that were given out at the dinner. I don’t know of any other company than unitedstreaming that has given back some much to the teachers. I enjoyed & learned more from the sharing dinner much more than other more formal sessions. It is awesome to know that someone out there is thinking of us and our students the way you do

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