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Here students learn Photo Story 3 basics while making their own personal photo story
Computers & Internet
12, 11, 10
By – Daniel Lopez
Primary Subject – Computers / Internet
Grade Level – 10 – 12
Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills Business Computer Information Systems I Standards:
- [1.D] demonstrate productive work habits and attitudes, for example, dependability and punctuality.
- [2.B] explore functions of emerging technologies.
- [8.A] identify the guidelines for using graphics, fonts, and special effects in presentations.
- [8.B] analyze the effectiveness of multimedia presentations.
- [8.C] determine the appropriate technology to create and deliver an effective presentation.
- The student will:
- Observe the steps needed to create a powerful presentation using Photo Story 3.
- Utilize personal images as well as images obtained online to create their personal story.
- Identify and use the different ways to enrich their presentation like:
- Inserting Text
- Adding Transitions to Images
- Use their Voice to Narrate the Story
- Add Music as a Background to the Narration
- Present their personal story to classmates to demonstrate mastering how to create powerful presentations through Photo Story 3.
- Teacher will create a Photo Story 3 model on how presentations have changed in time – from cardboard backboards to PowerPoint presentations to the new technologies that are emerging – Windows MovieMaker and Photo Story 3.
- Teacher creates a PowerPoint on copyrights.
- Teacher will post class objectives on E-Chalk Class Page.
- Students will log-in to computer workstations and observe class objectives on E-Chalk Class Page.
- The students will choose their personal story whether a family trip, anecdote, or event that changed his/her life.
- First Day:
- Utilize the SmartBoard, Eike Projector and pointer to present a photo story created by the teacher to introduce the students to Photo Story 3 (see pre-activity preparation). Explain the different elements and how you introduced them.
- Allow students to brainstorm for a possible story.
- Second Day:
- Students submit story title to teacher.
- Teacher shows PowerPoint presentation on copyrights.
- Third Day:
- Students create a storyboard for their project and get approval to proceed.
- With Approval:
- Students scan, upload or search for pictures shown in their storyboard.
- Students assemble their photo story inserting text and adding transitions.
- Students add music as a background and use their voice to narrate the story.
- When Completed:
- Students present their photo stories to classmates.
- Asking questions such as:
- What have you learned about powerful presentations?
- How are you going to use Photo Story in the future?
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