A tool a day (5)

Photostory

Click on the image to go to the Microsoft download page

And I quote:

‘Using Photostory, you can create slideshows using your digital photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures, remove red-eye, add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Then, you can personalise them with titles and captions. Small file sizes make it easy to send your photo stories in an e-mail or watch them on your TV, a computer, or a Windows Mobile–based portable device.’

Linking oral, writing and visual learning skills (+ ICT skills).

Here’s a link to a hands on tutorial (workshops from the eLearning Unit in IT can also be arranged).

http://millie.furman.edu/mll/tutorials/photostory3/index.htm

(PS does include a wizard that walks you through the creation process)

There have been some issues reported with how it perform in Windows 7 – still checking these with IT

UPDATE from IT:

Hi Bob

I have downloaded, installed and used PhotoStory 3 on my windows 7 desktop without any problems. The link below is a Microsoft answers website that give you more information as well as a link to download the latest version on the application.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-pictures/photo-story-3-replacement-for-windows-7/d18eef8c-b7a9-4bc7-9854-de77e52f9cdb

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4 thoughts on “A tool a day (5)

  1. Even though it has been around for a while, Photostory is still a great tool to use because it is easy to use. Students can get immediate results. Students in Foundation at Harvester Technical College have been using Photostory to create a short video about their interests, as a stepping stone to creating a video about social media.

  2. Photostory is a fantastic tool to use in your classroom. It has been around for a while, but I find it is still one of the easiest programs to use. Students can get immediate results with just a few photos, words and music.

    Students in Foundation at Harvester Technical College are using photostory to create their story about social media. As a stepping stone to this assessment task, students have created a 5 slide story about one of their interests.

    The other great software for making movies is Moviemaker. Film clips as well as photos can be added to the story.

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