8th Grade FLASH

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TARGETS

(1) Identify Flash tools.
(1)(a) Practice using tools.
(2) Identify basic Flash real estate.
(3) Create animation using tools, real estate navigation, shapes, symbols, shape tween, motion tween, layers, time line, symbol rotation.
(4) Demonstrate use of guide layer and using external graphic sources.
(5) Create final PSA project using multiple facets of Flash.

 

LEARNING & ASSESSMENT

Practice/Learning

Assessment

(1) Tools Games (1) (same)
(1)(a) House Outline
(practice using line, fill, custom color, zoom)

(1)(a) House
Open the link
Copy and paste the picture to flash
Follow the instruction in the word document.

(1)(a) City Background
(1)(a) City Background
Save per teacher instructions.
(2) Flash Screen Real Estate (2) (same)
  1. Draw something
  2. Right click on frame 1 – create shape tween
  3. Right click in Frame n – insert (BLANK) KEYFRAME
  4. Draw something (or edit existing shapes)
  5. Press Control + Enter to watch in SWF file (output file)
(2.5) STEPS to create Shape Tween
  (2.7) Shape Tween WS
(3) Multi-layer Real Estate Identification (3) Shape & Motion Tween Assessment

(3) Create following tweens in separate documents:

(a) Shape tween: Color changing shape; use add keyframe at frame n.

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(b) Shape tween: Shape exploding into dots at edge of stage; use add BLANK keyframe at frame n.

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(c) Motion tween: Symbol moves around stage and rotates; requires multiple keyframes; use add keyframe at frame n.

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(3) Create the following multilayer shape and motion tween animation.
Save per teacher instructions.

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(4) Demonstrate use of guide layer and using external graphic sources.

(4)(a) Create a super simple motion tween; utlize classic guide layer to make symbol move in other than a straight line.

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(4)(b) Use the copy and paste feature to create the visual path that the symbol will follow on the background layer.

(4)(c) Use the copy and paste feature to utlize a graphic from an external source (such as clip art).

(4) Create the following multilayer motion tween animation with guide layer and background layer.
Save per teacher instructions.

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(5) Create final PSA Project

EXAMPLES

So easy a seal could do it by Matt (circa 2007)
Plant a flower by Connor (circa 2007)

Other Flash files:

101 handout

Snake & mouse by Chris (circa 2008)