The Neuron – Interactive Animation

I have continued working with JavaScript and have created an interactive animation to teach students about the basic components of the neuron. The majority of the file was created in Adobe Animate CC with JS coding to create the interactivity. I then exported that content as an .OAM file and imported it into an Adobe Captivate 9 file. Captivate will interact with MSU’s learning management system, Desire 2 Learn, and will allow me to collect participation data, so I know that the students have completed the module.

The quiz at the end randomizes the questions. All of the questions except for the last multiple choice question, were created with the animation. It’s the final MC question that will collect student data.

Interactive Word Game

Interactive Word Game

This spelling and word recognition game is appropriate for 4-6 year olds. The game has 15 random questions chosen from a test bank of more than 50 words, so each time the game is played, it is slightly different.

This was my first attempt at JavaScript coding. Years ago, I used to create animations in Adobe Flash with ActionScript. Luckily, JS isn’t much different from AS. It was created with Adobe Animate CC and Adobe Illustrator CC. For the cartoon images, I downloaded most from and drew a few myself.

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Weekly Spelling Tests