Tip # 7 – Bring Your Digital Photos to Life!

Dddtix_42 (from Michelle Adams, DEN manager for Virginia and West Virginia)

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). 

Ps3_hero_pt1 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. 

Bobbi Kocher, Instructional Technology Specialist in the Osceola County School District, has created the most AMAZING handbook for learning to use Photo Story for your classroom.  She has graciously allowed us to use it.  Keep it out.  You won’t believe how thorough it is and written in regular teacher talk!  Thanks, Bobbi. Download PhotoStory3.pdf

Did you discover something new? Deliver the discovery to at least three more colleagues and show Dddtix_43 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!  Download FLEventsReporting.xls

As always, I am,
Ubiquitously yours,
Karen

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