Lights, camera, action!

The next Steven Spielberg might just be from Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School, where students had the opportunity to turn an art project into a movie using assistive technology.

Special education students from the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario had the opportunity to experience, learn and explore with assistive technology such as laptop computers and tablets devices, that helps to improve function capability of students with special needs. Students from the Living and Learning class created a video based on Noah’s Ark called “Noah and the Great Flood” using online tools.

“The students had great fun with the technology, said Debi Hamilton, a teacher at Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School. “The project was another way to integrate these students into the larger school community to celebrate their success.”

For the project, the students were involved in the planning and execution of the movie. They took photos, videos, edited their materials and even hosted auditions for the production. The film was showcased at the school’s annual spring concert.

This project is an example of how technology helps expand collaboration and better engagement between students with different learning needs, teachers, and the community. You can find their video here: 

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