PhotoPeach is a free online tool to help students tell stories using photos. With PhotoPeach students can create a slideshow that engages viewers. Music, captions and comments can be added to elaborate their story. Students can share and receive feedback from their viewers.
This activity will take two class periods to complete.
- Understand that there is a beginning, middle and an end to a story.
- Be able to create a slideshow with added captions to their photos.
- Understand that using PhotoPeach will assist them in creating a slideshow presentation.
- Be able to create a slideshow presentation on a given topic, share and get feedback from viewers.
Slideshow: A slideshow is a presentation supplemented by or based on a series of projected images or photographic slides.
Caption: A caption is a piece of text appearing on a movie or television screen as part of a movie or broadcast.
To prepare for this lesson:
Decide on topics for students.
Help students create accounts. A student username, email and password will be needed.
Watch the video tutorials:
Look at the online tutorial in the About Section of PhotoPeach.
Create a folder with photos for students to access to use in the slideshows or have them use the Public Domain site PhotosForClass. It is a very large image library meant for students and they can easily be downloaded.
See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources.
Directions for this activity:
Set up student accounts.
Assign a topic to students or have them select their own.
Students search for photos of their topic and save to downloads. You may want to have a folder full of appropriate photos for easy access - otherwise have them use PhotosforClass.
Click create new slideshow then upload photos.
Select desired photos for the slideshow.
Students have the option to move photos by dragging. They can delete by moving to the deleted items category.
Give the slideshow a title.
The student can select music that fits their slideshow.
Editing can be done once the slide show is made by clicking the edit button on the top.
To add captions click ADD CAPTIONS.
To add captions to each photo, click on the photo in the bar at the top.
When finished, click OK.
These slideshows can be emailed, downloaded and link embedded on the toolbar to the right.
Comments and feedback can be left directly on the slideshow.
Re-editing can be done at any time by clicking the edit button at the top.
Different options for assessing the students:
- Check for understanding
- Teacher created rubrics.
- PhotoPeach rubric (This rubric is for older students, but can be adjusted down for the younger grades.)
MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.
6a. Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
6b. Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
6c. Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
6d. Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
Devices and Resources
CONTENT AREA RESOURCES
Write narratives, explanatory essays.
Personal art work, art work by artists.
Can be used to cover the arts content.
Slides can be created on math problems.
Can be used to cover science content.
Can be used to cover Social Studies grade level content.
This task card was created by Julie Hoehing, Lake Shore Public Schools. February 2018.