For my learning project this week I watched Sign Language 101 Lesson 3. This week we learnt some everyday signs and short phrases, as well as numbers 21-30. I do enjoy these videos; however, a lot of information is given to you and there’s no time to practice or process the information in chunks. Last lesson there was a quiz which I enjoyed but this week there wasn’t.
I have now learnt the numbers 1-30 in ASL, which is pretty exciting to me! So below I have made a video of me signing numbers 1-30:
This week I found a fun ASL alphabet game. It’s called Fingerspelling. This was a great review game for me. It uses a webcam to watch your hands motions. There’s four levels and it gives you 10 words to spell during each level and there’s a timer at the top. I created a video of me using it here:
As you will see in the video, they show you on the right how to do the sign but I tried to ignore that and only look at the letter and then remember how to do the letter myself. I think this is a great review game if you are learning ASL or for your students to use. The only thing is it only goes over the alphabet, no other signs. I would also say that I will probably only use it once as each time you go to play, the levels always have the same pre-set words, so if you get through all the levels quickly, it’s probably only a one time use for you.
Just a little side note: I used Screencastify to record my Fingerspelling video but when using the editing tool on Screencastify you can’t put video over it to edit. With some additional research I found out you can use the video editor on YouTube after you post and add music. Once I looked up how to use it, it was super simple and easy! Here’s a screenshot of the page you edit on: