If you haven’t finished work from last class (or weren’t here), do that first.
It’s estimated that about 20% of broadcast television contains motion graphics. Motion graphics include Kinetic typography, opening sequences, sometimes credits, and sometimes special sequences or transitions within a production. They can also consist of overlays used to better explain things, often seen in the news. Kinetic Typography is a popular fun and novel example of motion graphics. Weather reports are a more functional example. They may not be the most important thing in the world, but they obviously command a significant percentage of screentime. That being said though, they are often referred to as the invisible art. You see them all the time, but they are often integrated into what you are watching and may not be noticed for what they actually are.
I know today was a testing day and all that. However, if you are ready to move on, open up flash and play with it some more. Look into how to create motion through using tweens. There are several types of tweens, motion, classic, and shape. A shape tween lets you transform one thing into another. You can also create 3d tweens. Try some of these out, we’ll be using some of them to create simple and basic motion graphics this three weeks.