Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Photo Story 3
Microsoft Photo Story 3 is a free Windows application that allows you to create audio-visual presentations of your photos and images. Photo Story 3 is a computer program that gives you a lot of resources to use in teaching. Photo Story 3 is a tool for digital storytelling. Equipment needed is a digital camera or camera phone, computer and storytelling. It's quick and easy to charge with Photo Story 3 and you can start your creation. What is needed are images taken with a camera or images downloaded from the Internet. These save on your computer. Then you import the images you choose to use in your digital story and you can tell, add music or talk to each image.
You can quickly crop, rotate and edit your pictures, are provided with captions and titles, and add sound effects, narration and background music for example. from Spotify .. Photo Story saves your presentations as a project that can be edited and saved as a finished project. Finished files can be sent via email as well. You can easily upload your Photo Story on Youtube.com. It's easy to share stories. The digital camera images has become a moving film.

This educational approach is motivating for students who can create their story from concept, storyboard to finished film. Images help students to put into words their thoughts. For the teacher is Photo Story 3 to steer the students focused and help support and structure. In English, students choose pictures that show what the story is about and that fits the written text and the context. When students speak in English speech to pictures show the ability to communicate with words and pictures. Several curriculums achieved. Students can view their saved Photostorys later and see how they evolved, direct feedback. The teacher can also provide feedback to the student during the work. But above all, this lustful way of working gives students a chance to share their lessons and Photostorys to each other.

Digital Storytelling is a way to use computer-based tools to tell stories. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. But as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and / or music. Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between two and ten minutes. The substances used in Digital Storytelling range from personal stories to restate historical events, from exploring life in one's own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between. It is a good way to start learning through ICT. Communication though pictures that becomes a little film gives another dimension for the storyteller and the audience. I think Photostory3 can be useful for teachers, pupils and others in educational and learning point of view!

1 comment:

  1. I like Photo Story too! You can use it in many different subjects and it's so simple. Students understand directly. Now using my pupils in year five Photo Story when they work with English rhymes. They received a booklet with about ten different rhymes. They selected one and looked for matching images on freedigitalphoto.net. They both wrote and read the poem. It works great! Most of them want to show their finished movies on Youtube.