Lending a Helping Hand

Today, I’ve got another cool piece of work created by a group of student in Singapore from Nan Chiau High School. Code Name: Helping Hands. Woooo…. 😛 This group of students attended a co-curricular activity in school which stretched across the whole year for 60 Hrs and during this activities, these students were given an opportunity to learn how to use Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash & Premier from IT trainers which they’ve hired.

Yeah, you must be probably thinking: “Hmmmm… Come on what’s new, just a website with games and videos probably!” Well, you’re wrong! This entire project, with the idea of the teacher-in-charge, came out to be a site containing resources which enables people with disabilities in hearing learn hand signs. Given time to not just learn the software but also to research and learn from books, these students came out with an entire web-page containing an elearning content from A – Z and with games as well.

Throughout the course, they came out with a workflow to integrate each capability of Adobe’s technologies into one single output. With Dreamweaver to create the HTMLs to be the shell for the contents, using Flash to create the drawings and the games and Premiere to edit the videos and encoding it to flv formats to insert into their flash file. This students showed a lot of creativity and dedication to complete this project and even submitted this to the local National Infocomm Club Competition 2009 and got to be one of the top 3 finalist plus attaining the Students Choice Awards . Not just an amazing piece of work but also an amazing idea to make use of digital media to reach out and provide aid to those with disabilities. Thumbs up for them!!

Check out the full site here: http://nchs-icc.com/helpinghands/index.html


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