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Native American Photostory Documentary

 Native American Photostory Documentary: Gathering Pictures

You can use several sources for pictures for your video.

Books. Books area good source of pictures, maybe the best because they offer detailed drawings or large pictures which are much better than you might be able to find on the internet. The easiest way to get pictures from a book to the computer is to just use a digital camera and take a picture of the picture! Then download the picture from the camera to a folder on your computer and you have good images to use in your video.

Internet. You can also find images using Bing or Google searches. However, be sure to find LARGE pictures to use. If you use small pictures, they will be "pixelated" in your video. That means they will look fuzzy and blotchy and it will be hard (if not impossible) to see any details.

Always look for pictures that are at least 640 pixels wide and 480 pixels high.

Here's how to find the large size images:
Look on the left hand side of the page and find the SIZE option.

Click SIZE and you'll see the choices similar to those to the right.

Clicking Large will sort the images found by Bing from the largest to the smallest.


Find the Show Options link at the top of the page (right under the word Google).

Click on the words or the plus sign.

Google Show Options

Find Large under the Any Size category and click on it.

This will sort your pictures so that they largest images are displayed first.


Google Find Size

New Updates!

For the past few weeks I've been working to put together a site for our teachers in Lake Stevens to easily find sample SBA questions that help them understand how students will be tested each year. This often leads to deeper understanding of the standards themselves. Click on over to the SBA Samples site and easily find all the CCSS Standards by grade level and any sample questions in the format used on the Smarter Balanced Assessment.