Using Photo Story

Be sure to bring a flash drive or external hard drive to school. You will be able to store your photos and your final project that way.
Things to remember:
Photos: Try to be consistent with the style of photo you use. Be careful about using watermarked photos and images from Google Images that are not relevant to your topic. You can edit the photos in PhotoStory to make them look like they're taken in the 1800's.
Keep track of the links from the photos. (Copy/Save the links in a Word Document. This will serve as a works cited page for your photos.)

Narration. Think about your character's personality try to emulate his/her voice.
Use your research for your narration. Hopefully you found some interesting, little-known facts!

Recording stations will be set up in the library. Please be respectful of your fellow classmates as they are recording. If you have the equipment and the hardware/software at home, please record your Photostory at home.

Music: Photo Story has a built-in music creator. There are also some Western themed MP3 files available. Please see Mrs. Wodlinger. In the past we have found that iPod music doesn't work. The music must be in MP3 format.

At home: Several students have MacInstosh products at home. If you choose to do your Photo Story at home on those devices, it is your responsibility to make sure that when you do your presentation that it will work on our Dell computers at school. We don't have time to deal with technology issues.

Your finished product will be in two formats. You will have an MP3 file as well as a WAV file. The WAV file will be the finished product that you will show the class. Be sure to finalize your PhotoStory so that you will have both file formats. I will explain this in class.

PhotoStory is a Microsoft product. It can be downloaded free if your PC at home doesn't have it. Here is the link:

For more help with PhotoStory:

Some PhotoStory examples from previous years: