The website HandSpeak offers a sign language dictionary, or wordbook, for children that consists of authentic ASL words signed by native ASL speakers. Accompanying the words are image-based definitions—drawings or photographs produced by people who are deaf and children of deaf adults (CODAs), who speak ASL. The wordbook entries also include ASL rhymes and stories, time-lapsed video clips of sign language or phonological acquisition, and sentences using the word. An ASL instructor and native signer created the wordbook.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in April.
Many resources are available to help students transition from school to work or college, although most do not take into account the unique experiences students who are deaf or hard of hearing encounter in choosing a college and/or a career. Map It: What Comes Next? is a free online curriculum module for use with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
QuickClasses, from Described and Caption Media Program (DCMP), are three-week asynchronous, online classes for professionals working with students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, low vision, or deaf–blind.