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Editing in PhotoPeach
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PhotoPeach allows you to easily use images and music to tell a story. PhotoPeach also allows quizzes
and user comments. Start by defining the goals for the project. Do you want a visual way to communicate a topic? Are you introducing a new topic? Are students trying to demonstrate mastery of a subject? Begin by uploading photos or bringing them in from a website such as Flickr. Arrange them in the right order to tell your story and add your music, special effects such as zooming and captions. Save your project so it can be embedded into a blog, wiki or even Facebook.

Connections to Strategies

Learn about PhotoPeach

8 minute PhotoPeach tutorial from ScreenToaster


Activity - Use PhotoPeach to Visually Introduce a Topic

Download Step-by-Step Instructions - **//PhotoPeach guide.pdf//**
  1. Create a PhotoPeachaccount
  2. Upload photos or use photos from an online site to create a project which could introduce or support curriculum.
  3. Add text and arrange images. Select music or upload your own. A list of website where you can find copyright free images can be found at: Images and Sounds.pdf.
  4. Create your project. View in story mode and spiral views.
  5. Embed this project using "story view" into the NonLinguistic Strategies page of your wiki.
  6. Write a paragraph under your example about ways this tool could be applied to your curriculum.

Extension

  1. Students create a PhotoPeach project which tells about an event in their life.
  2. Students create a PhotoPeach project as if they are a soldier writing home about their life in the war or for Michigan history, a person working at a lumber camp. It's easy to find copyright free images to add to the story. For Michigan lumber images, visit this site.

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