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This is a Photo Story 3 tutorial for any grade level
Computers & Internet
K, 5, 4, 2, 3, 1
Title – Using Photo Story 3
By – Esteban Trevino
Primary Subject – Computers / Internet
Grade Level – K-5
Concept / Topic To Teach:
- Using Photo Story 3
Texas Essential Knowledge Standards Addressed:
- Ã‚Â§126.25. C 1A
- Ã‚Â§126.25. C 2A
- Teacher demonstrates how to create a photo story.
- Students create a photo story.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of how to use Microsoft Photo Story 3 software.
- Students will create a personal story using Photo Story 3.
- Students will use transitions and audio clips to add flow to the story.
- Students will narrate or use text to tell the story.
- Microsoft Photo Story 3 (software)
- several pictures or video clips
- audio clips
- PC microphone for narration
- a storyboard template (can be created on the fly – simply have a paper or document that outlines the story)
Anticipatory Set (Lead-In):
- Teacher should begin class with a personal photo story that is not too long, yet demonstrates a few of the features available in Microsoft Photo Story 3.
- Teacher (in a computer lab environment) will demonstrate how to start Microsoft’s Photo Story 3.
- Click “Start” >> “All Programs” >> “MS Photo Story 3”
- Teacher will demonstrate how to begin a new story.
- Select the “New Story Radio Button” and press “Next”
- Select any three from the sample images pre-loaded on your machine.
- Click on “Import Images” and select “Image File.”
- Practice changing order of images.
- Let’s add titles or text to at least one of them.
- Enter “Text” in the textbox provided.
- Practice changing location, font, and color of the text.
- Guide student on changing transitions and starting and ending locations.
- Practice using different transitions and encourage the use of the preview button.
- Guide students through the narration process. This step may or may not be necessary – simply showing students where the record and stop record buttons should suffice.
- Guide students through adding some sound at different points of the story.
- Select the image where you want your audio to appear and click on “Import Music.”
- Practice changing the volume so that the narration could be heard.
- Guide students through the saving and finalizing of their Photo Story.
- Have students save their projects.
- Encourage the use of unique names so that their files can be identified quickly
- Encourage students to backup their files to an alternative saving location.
- Congratulate students on their success; they have now successively created a photo story.
Plan For Independent Practice:
- Now have the students plan their story with the use of a storyboard.
- Once the storyboard is complete, have students start on their photo story.
Closure (Reflect Anticipatory Set):
- Ask student if they used any different elements or ideas in their stories. If they did, have them describe and share with the class – what they are and how they did it, so that other students could get some ideas as well.
Assessment Based On Objectives:
- Have students share their stories with the class.
- Use a rubric to assess that all of the required elements are present.
Adaptations (For Students With Learning Disabilities):
- Depending on the learning disability, adaptations could come in the form of help creating the storyboard, along with constant monitoring.
- Even though a minimum number of slides was not required, students with learning disabilities may be required to create a story with a small amount of slides and or effects (transitions, etc.).
- Also, presenting story in front of class may not be necessary.
Extensions (For Gifted Students):
- Extension for kids that grasp concepts easily may include, but are not limited to helping struggling peers with their stories, or creating a second story on “How to Create a Story” for extra credit.
Possible Connections To Other Subjects:
- Students reading a book in ELA classes may be encouraged to retell the story using pictures in MS Photo Story 3.
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