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					     Photo Story Activity
• Find someone in the room you DO NOT
  KNOW
• Sit down with them and find out their
  name, what they teach and 3 interesting
  facts about them
• When you are done---come get your
  picture taken
 Digital Storytelling
How to get your kids to SHOW you
   what they have learned….
            Digital Storytelling
• We all have stories about the events, people,
  and places in our lives.
• It is a fantastic way to engage students and get
  them to show what they know by telling a story
• Increases interest in writing / storytelling
• What our students are saying should always be
  more important than how they are saying it.
• Educational Uses

• http://www.storycenter.org/momquicktime.html
       What we will be doing today
     (complements of my 3rd graders)
Note:
This
video
will not
play
from
the web
Use
this
LINK
to view
                       Step One
                   Find your pictures
• Create a folder on your H: ALL files will
  live here.
• Create a word document for all your
  citations.
• GOOD PLACES TO LOOK FOR IMAGES:
  –   www.unitedstreaming.com
  –   www.google.com (image tag)
  –   http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html (Library of Congress)
  –   http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm (NY Public Library Images)
  –   http://accuweather.ap.org/cgi-bin/apl.pl (AP Multimedia Archive--NOTE this is through Power
      library and can only be accessed at home with passcode –see librarians)
  –   http://www.kitzu.org/ (online kits)

                                                          Note: The links H: and word
                                                          document will not work from the
                                                          web based presentation
        Saving your pictures
• You need to be sure you are saving the
  PICTURE FILE.
• Picture files have the extension jpg, jpeg,
  bmp, png, jiff
• NOTE .htm or .html is NOT a file
  extension for a picture file
      How to copy / save
• FROM UNITED STREAMING
 –   Log onto United Streaming
 –   Search for images
 –   Open image
 –   Choose size (small or medium)
 –   Save in your folder—DON’T FORGET TO COPY CITATION

• FROM A WEBSITE
 –   Find an image
 –   Open the image –NOT THE THUMBNAIL
 –   Point to the image and RIGHT CLICK: Save as
 –   Check to be sure the file you are saving has the correct file extention
      .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .gif, etc…. NOT HTML

                •Note: Be sure you copy the citation for EACH picture file used
        Create your Photo Story
Launch the program
 Opens the welcome screen.
 Choose begin a new story.




                         Upload your pictures
                             Photo Story imports multiple pictures at a
                             time in alphabetical order. Be sure to
                             name or number them appropriately
                             before importing to save you time in
                             arranging them in the timeline.
       Adding More Pictures
Your pictures appear in the
timeline at the bottom of
the page. You may add
more photos at anytime
using the Import Pictures
button. They will be added
to the end of the timeline.
Arranging your Pictures

The Drag & Drop Method               The Arrange Buttons Method
1. Select the photo you want to      1. Select the photo you want to
   move by clicking on it in the        move by clicking on it in the
   timeline.                            timeline.
2. While holding down the            2. Using the buttons to the right
   mouse button, drag the image
   to it’s desired position in the      of the timeline, move the
   timeline.                            image back and forth until it
3. Drop the image onto the              is in the desired position.
   timeline. The photo now
   appears in it’s new location.
                    Deleting Images

1. Highlight the photo that you
   wish to delete.
2. Below the arrange buttons, you
   will find a button marked with
   an X. This is the Delete button.
3. With the unwanted photo
   highlighted, click the Delete
   button
4. You can also click the Delete
   key on the computer keyboard
   .
NOTE: When a photo is removed
   from the timeline, the attached
   files (such as narration or
   music files) are also removed
Cropping Pictures
       1. Click on the photo in the
          timeline that you wish to crop
       2. Click the Edit button.
       3. In the new window, make sure
          that the Rotate and Crop tab is
          selected.
       4. Click the checkbox beside
          Crop.
       5. Using the handles (little dots
          along the edges) resize.
             Adding Titles
• In Photo Story you can add a title page to
  the beginning of your story, or you can add
  titles to each photo in the story.
• when you add text to a photo, that photo
  becomes static in your story and does not
  contain any panning or zooming.
• To add motion to a static photo, you must
  customize the motion for that photo.
Titles (con’t)

        You can edit
        Text
        Font
        Alignment
        Narrate Your Pictures
                                              record stop     Re-record
• The next step is telling
  your story
• FIRST-test your mic
• Click on the red
  RECORD button to
  start recording
• Click on the square
  STOP button to stop
  recording
• You can rerecord at        NOTE you are recording          Test mic
  any time                   the slide that is highlighted
   Creating Background Music
• The next step is to
  add music to create
  the mood.
• You have 2 choices
  – Select Music
  – Create Music
            Create Music
EASY OPTION
• Built in
• Safe to use
• Lots of options
         Select Music
MUST HAVE
MUSIC ON YOUR
COMPUTER
• Find it
• Download it
To your folder
• Upload it
             Preview your work
On the Narrate your pictures and customize motion window as well
as on the Add background music window there are Preview buttons.
           Saving / Publishing
            Your Photo Story
One of the most important steps in is choosing how the
world will see it. The quality of your output depends on the
choice you make.
                  Save Options
Higher quality options
• *Save your story for playback on your computer. WHAT
  WE WILL USE
Lower quality options
• Send the story in an e-mail message. If possible, Photo
  Story compresses your story to be one megabyte (MB) or
  less.
• Save your story for playback on a Pocket PC with
  Windows Media Player 10 Mobile. Can be played on
  Windows pocket pcs.
• Save your story for playback on a Smartphone with
  Windows Media Player 10 Mobile. Builds a story using a
  profile that is appropriate for your device.
• Save your story for playback on a Portable Media
  Center. Builds a story using a profile that is appropriate for
  your device.
              Steps to save & view
                 your MOVIE
• Click the Browse button to select WHERE you want Photo Story to
  save your project.
• The Save As window opens. Navigate to the FOLDER we created.
• Name the project (NO CHARACTERS OR SPACES).
• Click the Save button-- Back in the Save your story window, click the
  Next button.
• The Building your Story window opens and begins to put your story
  together.
• When complete, the next window gives you the opportunity to view
  your story or
• create another story.
• When View your Story is selected Windows Media Player opens to
  play your story.
    SAVE YOUR PROJECT
• The Save Project button saves your story as
  a .wp3 file.
• This is a working file that can be opened in
  Photo Story 3 and can be edited
• Especially important for students so they
  can make changes
• SAVE IN YOUR FOLDER
         Advanced Options
• Red Eye
• Correcting Contrast and Color Level
• Customizing Motion
• Adding Transitions
• Adding Effects
See me to help add these to your project
                     More Resources
•   http://umtechresources.wikispaces.com/Photo_Story

•   http://www.coe.uh.edu/digital-storytelling/

•   mhtml:http://www.coe.uh.edu/digital-storytelling/DS-web.mht!DS-
    web_files/frame.htm

•   http://www.teachingteachers.com/

•   www.discoveryeducatornetwork.com



                                                  Contact me if you have more questions
                                                                 khokanson@umasd.org

				
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