Ready! Set! Action!
With flash you can design your own show with
the stages exactly how you want them.
What do the kids say?
Flash is cool!
Flash is helpful!
Flash makes programing easy!
Flash is probably the best programing
device that you can find.
This was according to an interview I did with a 16 year old
This is what it looks like when you
Some things to remember
When adding When adding
Your objects should You must put all
all have their own your actions on a
layer in order to new layer in order
control them. to control them
What is a layer?
A layer is each component that you add.
On the upper left corner of your screen you
will have a list of your layers.
You can click on the area above the layers
to create a new layer when you want to add
a new component.
Layers are the most important part of your
personal show on flash!
Check out the layer in the upper
left hand corner.
What is important besides the
The time Chart!!!
It is easy to find
The entire top of the screen shows the time
The time chart tells you what will will be
visible on your show at exactly what
To indicate when you want a particular item
to show simply click at that spot on your
Check out the top of the screen!
So why would I want to use flash?
You can create animation
It is easy
There are many components
Even when you have learned many things
there are still new things to learn about it
Can I really use it in the
You don't have to know a lot about Flash in
order to do a few simple things.
Once you have shown your students these
simple things they can teach themselves
how to do more.
Most computers now come with flash so if
children have a computer at home they can
work on their projects there or at school.
What could children use Flash for?
Demonstrating their class projects in a fun
Demonstrating a specific movement
especially for PE
Publishing their work online
What about the cost?
Most computers come standard with the
Flash program so the cost is essentially
If it is not on the computers you have it can
be downloaded as a freeware license.
What is the learning curve?
Flash can be intimidating at first
Children will need to be introduced to the
layers and the time chart before they can
probably get started.
Once they have been introduced to a few
basics they can learn how to add more
components on their own and at their own
See what it does!
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