Help your learners master synonyms by creating a Flash matching game. Matching games use logic and memory and will help to reinforce reading skills. For young learners, a computer game also will teach mouse manipulation skills. Get a quick start on creating your Flash game by using one of Flash's learning interaction components like drag and drop. When designing your computer matching game, it helps to have clearly defined objectives and content. Successful educational games are task-driven with multiple ways of achieving objectives.
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Open Flash and click "File," then "New" and then click "Flash File (ActionScript 2.0)" from the pullout menu.
Create images to represent your synonyms by using your preferred graphic software, such as Photoshop, Paint or Corel.
Import your images by clicking on "File," "Import" and "Import to Library." Browse to where your images are stored and click "Open."
Open the drag and drop movie clip by clicking on "Window," "Common Libraries," then "Learning Interactions" and drag the "Drag and Drop" movie clip to the stage.
Align the movie clip so the directions are off the stage areas. Replace the default images with your images by double clicking on the default image and dragging the new image from the library. Align as needed and delete the default image. Click "Scene 1" to return to the main timeline.
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