Digital storytelling is one way to expand a student’s ability to share their thinking about any given topic. There are a variety of tools available, but sometimes it is best to begin with the basics. Even young students need the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to communicate, create, and critically think about their understandings.
Photo Story 3 for Windows is readily available as a free download, either from the Internet, or in our school district, from our network. It can be used to incorporate photos, text, narration, and music to produce a Windows Media Video (.wmv) file for playback. Following are the basic steps to completing a project using Photo Story. If this is a student project you are interested in, please contact me to set up a planning session and we can work together to design a project that gives your students an opportunity to demonstrate their learning using 21st Century skills.
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