UNIT II-- CREATING A DIGITAL STORY

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Introduction

In the last unit we learned about digital storytelling and its benefits in the classroom. In order to be useful, we must first understand how to utilize programs that enable the creation of digital stories. Many programs such as Microsoft Photo Story, MemoryMiner, Movie Maker and imovie, can be used to generate digital stories. In this unit, we will learn how to navigate the Microsoft Photo Story program through the creation of a sample digital story called "How to Grow a Flower." By participating in this unit, we will increase our comfort of digital storytelling software so that it can be successfully incorporated into the classroom setting.

Before getting started let's see a brief Overview of Microsoft Photo Story 3. This will tell us a little more about the program and how it can be downloaded. Once you finish viewing, click the back button on the browser to return to this page and read the objectives for this unit.

Objectives

By the end of this unit you should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Import and arrange images using the “Import” option in Microsoft Photo Story.
  2. Add titles and text to images in Microsoft Photo Story.
  3. Record narrations using the “Record” option in Microsoft Photo Story.
  4. Add motion to photos using the “Customize Motion” button in Microsoft Photo Story.
  5. Add music to a story using the “Create Music” option in Microsoft Photo Story.
  6. Save the story for playback on the computer in Microsoft Photo Story.
  7. Upload your sample digital story to You Tube.

Lessons

To get started, click on lesson I below.

Unit II--Lesson I--Importing Images with Microsoft Photo Story

Unit II--Lesson II--Adding Titles and Text with Microsoft Photo Story

Unit II--Lesson III--Recording Narrations with Microsoft Photo Story

Unit II--Lesson IV--Customizing Motion with Microsoft Photo Story

Unit II--Lesson V--Adding Music with Microsoft Photo Story

Unit II--Lesson VI--Saving Your Digital Story

Unit II--Lesson VII--Uploading Your Digital Story onto YouTube

Unit II--Reflection


Continue to UNIT III-- USING DIGITAL STORIES IN THE CLASSROOM.

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