Go to http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html to update your computer for the latest version of the Flash Player. These downloads are coded in Flash and Animate and let students interact with the content of the course. Wheel Spins, Concentration, Match Games are the main ways we review. Geography - World History - US History - Gov
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Try the Air World History Part 2 where I am trying to convert to Adobe Air. Adobe Air works on a computer with no Flash Player. After extracting open the file with the Air extension.
Click And Follow The Directions To Put Flash On Your Computer
Flash Games and Activities for History

History of Website


In 1992, computers were just beginning to make their way into the classroom. I was the first person at my school to be interested in using computers for learning activities with my students. Our school was fortunate to have a wonderful librarian who was also interested in technology. Thanks to Ms. Jerri Gurley, the librarian we purchased the following programs, Ami Pro, CorelDraw, and by 1994 Instructor Toolbook. With these programs, it was possible to create interactive programs and computer based tests for my high school students.

A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing so I began searching the Internet for other people who were using Instructor Toolbook so I could use with my students. It was through the Internet that I met Stephen Hustedde, a college professor from Arizona. Stephen was much more advanced than I was in creating activities; he was also using Instructor Toolbook and creating amazing crossword puzzles and other interactive learning activities. Stephen and I became friends through numerous phone calls and emails. All the while he was sharing his knowledge with me and guiding me along as I became more adept with programming. Eventually, we both switched over to Adobe Flash and once again Stephen was my mentor. With his guidance I began creating the first of over 200 learning games that are now on this website.

Next, I was able to put all the above into a learning situation. Mr. George Alexander, principal at Etowah High School hired me as a social studies teacher and programming instructor. The cool thing about Cherokee County is as I learned from Mr. Alexander was that they had a technology department at the county office that helped any teacher with their computer  programs. In addition, if you took the classes taught by Debbie Childers you could obtain computers, tablets, clickers, smart boards, and projectors. It was awesome, so not only were you learning but you could put into practice what you learned. At Etowah, all teachers had websites where students and parents could access lessons and classroom information at any time.

In 2001, Mr. Alexander was able to start one of the most innovative programs ever started. He picked a core group of teachers that would teach with laptops and the internet. Eighteen lucky students were issued state of the art computer laptops from Dell. Later, we added tablets. Mr. Alexander got us a breakage contract with Dell so students could break or damage their computer without them paying for the cost. This group had to have keyboards, hard drives, and screens replaced before the year was over. The student laptop plan turned out to be a complete success. Not only were these students computer savvy but they were also motivated to bump their learning to AP classes. When the year ended, the students had to turn in their laptops so they could be cleaned for the next group. They all came back the following year to see who got their laptop. It was at this point, we changed the way we made programs from Toolbook over to Adobe Flash. The years with Mr. Alexander, were my best and most productive years in education.

  Though I have retired from teaching, I still enjoy designing activities that help students learn.


A classroom Football Game for all classes - You convert it to your subject. Holds 50 question - Fill in the blank or Multiple Choice or Both

Directions to Play Football

Put Neuron on your computer.
Extract the folder into a folder of your choosing.
Do not bust open the Sound folder files - otherwise the sound clips will not play.
Once Neuron is installed you can open the PlainFootball program. For instructors:
The PRINT button will print out all questions and answers for students.
To PRINT - hold down the SHIFT KEY and the CTRL KEY and RIGHT Click the Print button. This action
will print out all fifty questions.
*** MAKE YOUR OWN GAME *** MAKE YOUR OWN GAME *** MAKE YOUR OWN GAME *** MAKE YOUR OWN GAME If you are brave or just tired of the questions and want your own and have 50 questions ready to type. There is a way to edit all questions.
Go to FILE menu and click save as - This should be the name of a new Question file.
Once saved go back to the Footballs
Hold down the SHIFT KEY and the CTRL KEY and RIGHT Click the footballs.
You will then need to click the ASK (20 yards) or REQUEST question button (10 yards).
When you click the ASK button:
Enter the question. ______________.
When you click OK - you get another Box with the question
and a blank to enter the correct answer. _____________.
Go to FILE and click the drop-down menu and save then return to see if your question saved.
Enter the correct answer to see if the football moves one way or the other. Remember an ASK question
is worth 20 yards and must be the answer spelled correctly.
When you click the REQUEST button:
You get a box to type in the question.
Then a new box will appear with the question and a box to enter the First Answer __________.
Next, a new box will appear with the question and a box to enter the Second Answer __________.
Finally, another box will appear with the question plus a box to put the Third Answer __________.
After clicking OK Your whole question will appear with the three button answers you just put in.
You must click the correct button for the correct answer.
Go to FILE and click the drop down menu and save then return to see if your question saved. Click
the correct button answer to see if the football moves one way or the other. Remember an REQUEST
question is worth 10 yards.
THE RESET BUTTON - Scrambles the footballs into a new position.
START NEW GAME - Lets different students enter their names. Scrambles the footballs into a new position.
Need help? Email me at williamburton75@gmail.com

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