[vet-mm] Flash help

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Wed Jun 22 11:30:42 EST 2005

On Wed, Jun 22, 2005 at 11:03:56AM +1000, Con Zymaris wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2005 at 10:57:52AM +1000, Richmond, Pamela M wrote:
> > Can anyone help or offer advice about where we could get some PD on using FLASH for Cert II in Multimedia?
> > 
> > I have left my MM class to take on another position and our new teacher, Kara, needs some help with using Flash, preferably before Term 3 begins!
> > 
> > We have the Macromedia Studio MX suite - I taught myself last year using various tutorials I could get my hands on, but it was quite difficult because of the different versions of Flash. Because we are situated in Mallacoota (Far East Gippsland) it is difficult attending a 1 day workshop near Melbourne.
> > 
> > Does anyone know of good online tutorials, other resources or else workshops closer to us?
> > 
> > I would also like to thank all the mailing list contributors for your useful handy hints and assistance in the past - I could never have coped without this list!
> > 
> Pam,
> I don't know to what level you want to be doing Flash, but if all you want
> is to get the kids to do some animation (slides, text, images etc.) then
> perhaps consider using OpenOffice.org. This product allows your students
> to create PowerPoint slideshows doing cool animation, then you can export
> them into standard Flash movies/SWF files, then view them in your web
> browser.
> Download OpenOffice.org 2.0 for free from:
>  www.openoffice.org


I forgot to mention the key point about this suggestion. Because your 
students are just creating PowerPoint-style slideshows, there's no need to 
train them with anything else, certainly nothing as complex as Macromedia 
Studio MX suite. 

This may or may not be a bonus - only you can tell ;-)

Con Zymaris, Convenor
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