Using Photostory3 in the Classroom

Photostory 3 is a ‘free’ software package from Microsoft that you can use to turn your still photographs into a movie. It’s extremely easy to use and perfect for use in Primary Schools.

Here is a clip created by some Year 6 pupils:

The ideas for using it in the classroom are endless:

  • Timelines
  • Field Trips
  • Family Tree
  • Book Reviews
  • Story Writing
  • Autobiographies
  • Talking Books: Number/Shape/Colour/Seasons
  • Famous People
  • Instructions
  • Tutorials
  • Songs
  • Documentaries

You can download it free from Microsoft

Danny Nicholson from The Whiteboard Blog has put together a couple of lists for finding images:

Creative Commons Source for Images

Essential Digital Resources

You might find this Video Tutorial Helpful:


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