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Excite and Engage Students in books with photostory 3 Booktrailers

Creating Movies for Literacy

from Pictures and Narration

NECC 2008

[email protected]


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Photostory 3 – Free is Good! Booktrailers

Download from Microsoft

Search for Photostory 3


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Three Networks of the Brain Booktrailers

  • Recognition

    What is that?

    2) Strategic

    What am I going to do with it?

  • Affective

    What is important about it?

    (Rose and Meyer 12-37)

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What is Universal Design for Learning (UDL)? Booktrailers

  • Is an extension of an architectural movement.

  • Is a framework involving three kinds of flexibility.

  • Helps teachers to improve how to set goals, individualize instruction, and assess students progress.

    (Rose and Meyers 69-70)

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Universal Design for Learning Booktrailers

(Rose and Meyer)

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Representation Booktrailers

Principle 1:


Hear it, See it, Read it


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Expression Booktrailers

Principle 2:


Present it, Write it, Demonstrate it


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Engagement Booktrailers

Principle 3: Engagement

Assess it, Discuss it, Send it

The Truth

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PhotoStory-8 EZ Steps = Old Way Booktrailers

  • 1. Write the story-edit it

  • 2. Decide on music

  • 3. Get lyrics

  • 4. Get permission

  • 5. Take or gather photos

  • 6. Insert the photos-arrange

  • 7. Add the music

  • 8. Play it

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PhotoStory-4 EZ Steps = New Way Booktrailers

  • 1. Take or gather photos

  • 2. Insert the photos -arrange as story

  • 3. Generate the music

  • 4. Play it

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Fierce Invalids Booktrailers

Fierce Invalids

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Photostory Booktrailers Booktrailers

  • Lasts from 30 to 45 seconds

  • Audio is clear

  • Used to engage students with book

  • Does NOT give away the ending

  • Best if they are Student created

  • Can replace some forms of assessment

  • Scan small pictures in at higher DPI, to avoid pixilation

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Photostory 3 – Free is Good! Booktrailers

Download from Microsoft

Search for Photostory 3

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Photostory 3 – What can it do? Booktrailers

Edit and add motion to Pictures

Allows for Text and Narration

Has built in music generator

Digitales and Rubistar can help you evaluate

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Photostory 3 – Caveats Booktrailers

Keep music VERY low if there is narration

Can convert to AVI for DVD playing, but not in PS3 – Use MovieMaker2

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Photostory 3 – Caveats Booktrailers

Use big pictures- You can shrink, but not expand digital pictures

Create a blank all black or all white picture for intro or closing textGo to the tutorial!

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Steps to Building a Photostory Booktrailers

  • 1. Import and Order your digital pictures. Hold shift key for multiple selections. You may want to create an all black jpg in paint for intros and credits, but this is not necessary. You can do basic cropping, remove red eye, and remove black borders (not usually recommended) here as well, but any in-depth photo editing is better left to another program before you import. Select NEXT.

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Step 2 - Adding Text Booktrailers

  • On this screen you can add text and photo effects. I do not recommend the photo effects, but text, carefully chosen and placed, may add to your project. Notice you can make the text appear in the right, left, top, bottom or middle of your picture. This is also a good place to Save Project. Remember the name of your file, and where on the hard drive you saved it to. Select NEXT.

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Step 3 – Add Narration & Motion Booktrailers

  • On this screen, you can add narration and customize motion. I recommend you add narration first, as that usually will dictate how long the photo is displayed. Preview your narration. If you do not like it, you can delete it and start over.Click “Customize Motion” to select the motion and duration of your photos. You can add transitions here, as well, but I do not recommend it to begin with. Later, a cross fade transition may be desirable. Use the rest with caution. Select NEXT.

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Step 4 – Add Music Booktrailers

  • Here you can add music by either selecting Create Music. Select your Genre from the drop down box. Then Style from the next drop down.Then select your preferred Band, Mood, Tempo and Intensity. This can take a lot of experimentation, but the default classical Amadeus, piano, sentimental frequently works well. IMPORTANT: After selecting music, be sure to REDUCE the VOLUME to slightly above LOW, or 1/8th of total volume. This will keep you from drowning out narration with music. Preview your Photostory. Select NEXT.

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Step 5 – Export to .wmv Movie Booktrailers

  • Select “Save story for playback on computer”Browse to the folder you created at the beginning of this project. Select that folder. The movie file will be the same name as your project file. A descriptive filename is better than the default “Photostory”.Quality Settings are generally set to “Profile for Computers 2 - 640 x 480”.Save Project. Select NEXT.

  • Your movie, with narration, pictures, and music is created!

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Cmap & Bubbl.us Booktrailers

  • Cmap is a FREE Concept Mapping download that duplicates much of the functionality of Inspiration. http://cmap.ihmc.us/

  • Bubbl.us is an online concept mapping tool.

  • Contact me with any questions –

    [email protected]