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Stephanie Irby Tech Span August 2010. Using Photo story 3 in the classroom. What is Photo Story 3?. A free program from Microsoft Can be downloaded from Microsoft Easy to use slide show importing photos and sounds with transitions and the ability to import slides from PowerPoint.

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Stephanie irby tech span august 2010

Stephanie Irby

Tech Span

August 2010

Using Photo story 3 in the classroom


What is photo story 3

What is Photo Story 3?

  • A free program from Microsoft

  • Can be downloaded from Microsoft

  • Easy to use slide show importing photos and sounds with transitions and the ability to import slides from PowerPoint.


Where can i use photo story 3 in my instruction

Where can I use Photo Story 3 in my instruction?

  • Photo Story integrates very well into many different subjects.

  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • Math


Here are some examples of social studies projects students have completed using photo story 3

Here are some examples of Social Studies projects students have completed using Photo Story 3

  • Ashlyn’s Project

  • Kim’s Project

  • Jayln’s Project


Let s get started

Let’s get started!

  • Download Photo Story 3 for free at

  • http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx

  • You also may want to download a photo editing software. One I suggest is Picasa, it is free and user friendly .

  • http://picasa.google.com/#utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-bk&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=picasa


Once you have downloaded the software

Once you have downloaded the software..

Select “Begin a new story”


Click import pictures

Click import pictures


Adding pictures

Adding Pictures

  • Your selected pictures will show up on the tray at the bottom in the order in which they will be displayed .

  • You can manipulate and edit your pictures using this tab.


Adding titles to your photos

Adding Titles to your Photos

  • You can add your title here.

  • You can change the size and direction of your font here.


Customizing motion

Customizing Motion

  • After clicking “customize motion” , you will get this menu.

  • On this tab you can change the duration and motion of the photo.

  • On this tab you can set what you would like the transition of the slide to look like.


Adding recordings

Adding Recordings

  • You can record narrations to your slide show using an external or internal microphone. Click the red circle and it will begin recording your narration.


Adding music

Adding Music

  • You can add background music in Photo Story. You can use music that is saved in your computer or you can create your own music within Photo Story.


Saving your project

Saving Your Project

  • You can save your project as an mpeg( Can no longer edit) or as a Photo Story project( Can be edited)


Useful websites

Useful Websites

  • http://cnx.org/content/m32299/latest/

  • http://www.updatexp.com/microsoft-photo-story-3.html

  • http://www.slideshare.net/lisashusband/audacity-and-photo-story-in-the-classroom

  • http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=75267


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