Rebecca & Renee
What is Microsoft Photo Story?
What is electronic
Electronic storyboarding is a technique that allows
you to create a show and tell presentation using
your digital photos. Once a photo story has been
made it can be played on Windows Media
Player or burned to a DVD or CD.
• Create slideshows using your digital photos.
With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or
• Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and
your own voice narration to your photo stories.
Then, personalize them with titles and captions.
• Small file sizes make it easy to send your photo
stories in an e-mail. Watch them on your TV, a
computer, or a Windows Mobile–based portable
• Go to www.microsoft.com
• Search: Photo Story
• Click 1st link: Microsoft Photo Story 3
• Click: Download Photo Story 3 (validation may
• Once downloaded, Photo Story can be found by
entering your start menu
Writing a narrative story
Main Idea/Supporting details
Sequence of events
Applying technology to reading/writing
Science labs (life cycles)
** Motivates Students**
What will you need to
• Word editor
• Image editor
• Multimedia editor
Examples of such…
• Word editors : Microsoft Word
• Image editors : Photoshop
• Multimedia editor : Movie Maker,
Photo Story 3, iMovie
Phase 1: Creating Electronic
– Plan out the purpose (are you going to begin a
storytelling workshop, are kids going to give a
– Align your goals with the curriculum and the
standards (always have a reason for what you do)
– Create a demo storyboard that maps out your
expectations (this will give students an idea of how
– Store media (pictures, music, etc – they still have
choice…) for the kids in a central, easy-access
Phase 2: Development
• Type and edit ideas and dialogs in a
• Edit media (pictures, animation)
• Import media into the multimedia
• Arrange the media to flow with the
• Upload digital pictures by copying
and pasting headings and narrations
• Record narrations
• Tell a narrative story
• Simplicity –
– Elementary Students: 150 words or
Secondary Students: 300 words or
• Use the storyboard template
• Transfer the narrative to a Word Program
• Print the narrative and look for key
words which suggest particular images to
such as pictures, animation and clip art
Example of a Storyboard
Write on a
Phase 3: Customization
What can you do to make your Storyboard
Use transitions and special effects
How long will your transition be?
How will your picture appear and move?
Make your final revisions and reviews
Has everything been proofread?
Is your project error free?
Is everything running smoothly?
Phase 4: Culmination
What do students do when they are done with
Students share their digital stories
Teachers and peers evaluate the project.
Student projects can be published on the internet.
Projects can be played through Windows Media
Player or burned to a CD
How are the students’ projects evaluated?
Rubrics & checklists
Create your own here http://4teachers.org/
Have students pair up and critique and review
each others projects.
Digital Story Samples
• President Kennedy’s Space Address,
The Dust Bowl…
• Photo Story 3 –
• Tips for digital story making –
• Elements of digital storytelling –
• Digital Storytelling –