An ASL DictionarySigning Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.
And Much More!Signing Savvy is an ideal resource to use while you learn sign language. It includes the ability to view large sign videos, build your own word lists and share them with others, create virtual flash cards and quizzes, print signs, build sign phrases, ...and more
Sign of the Day - HEAT
We have partnered with WonderGrove Kids once again to create animated lessons using sign language videos from Signing Savvy designed specifically for helping kids jump back into the school year. Crafted by educators, the “Back to School” lessons are designed for Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade and include common core extension lessons, active learning tools, and practice exercises to provide a comprehensive tool to teach 12 vital school behaviors during the first 4 weeks of school.
Watch the first Back to School episode:
- Teaching and reinforcing appropriate proper behavior in children during the first weeks of school encourages better behavior throughout the entire school year.
- Children form emotional relationships with animated characters and children’s feelings about characters improve their learning.
- American Sign Language (ASL) is the language created and used by the Deaf in the United States, Canada, parts of Mexico, and some other parts of the world.
- Signs help everyone! Signs help children and adults understand and remember the concepts represented by words. Signs make learning a new word or concept easier.
Parents and educators get the new “Back to School” instructional animations, plus common core extension lessons, active learning tools, and practice exercises for FREE when you purchase an annual subscription to the “New” WonderGrove Kids (offer expires Oct 1, 2013).
The 12 “Back to School” lessons include:
- Understand the Basic School Rules
- Raise Your Hand and Wait to Be Called On
- Pay Attention When the Teacher is Teaching
- Know How to Handle Bullying
- Line Up Quietly
- Be Quiet When Walking in the Halls
- Ask the Teacher for Help
- Use Polite Words
- Keep Your Hands to Yourself
- Know Which School Supplies to Take Home
Learn about the "Back to School" program:
Start your school year off right with the WonderGrove Kids program! The animations are a fun way for children to learn and practice sign language vocabulary, while specifically designed to fit well with an Early Childhood Curriculum - they are perfect for daily use in the home or classroom.
The Signing Savvy Member App is now available on the Amazon App Store. Having the app on the Amazon App Store makes it easier to install the app on Kindle Fire devices. The Signing Savvy Member App has been available on the Apple App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android devices for some time, so we are excited to be able to offer it on the Amazon App Store now as well.
The Signing Savvy Member App allows full members to search and browse signs and word lists, create word lists, and use digital flash cards.
NOTE: While you can access the full website through the browser on most of the mobile devices, the app presents a more streamlined mobile interface.
We launched Signing Savvy in January 2009 with the goal of creating a comprehensive online sign language resource. Over the last four years the site has grown dramatically in content, features, and usage. We are so grateful for the support of all of our active users. It is you, our users, that make Signing Savvy so special. We particularly are thankful for our full members who allow us to continue to grow and maintain the site and enhance its features. As we celebrate the end of our fourth year, we are thrilled about the things to come in 2013 and beyond!
With that said, we are excited to announce that a new version of the Signing Savvy Member App for both Apple iOS devices and Android devices is now available. This long anticipated update addresses all known issues with the previous version, enhances the interface, adds additional sign information, and allows for searching of dates, times, and currency. And, most notably, the app now takes advantage of the iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone 5 Retina display, and Android tablet display if you are on one of those devices. The Signing Savvy Member App is for Signing Savvy full members. If you are not yet a full member, you can still use the app to easily check the Sign of the Day on your mobile device.
This video gives a brief overview of the Signing Savvy service and the inspiration behind it by one of the Signing Savvy founders, John Miller. In addition to his work on Signing Savvy, John has been a teacher, educator, and administrator at the K-12 and University level. His focus throughout his career has been on Deaf Education and working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and their parents.
Transcript of Video
Over 90% of deaf and hard of hearing children are born into hearing families. So that statistic alone is shocking for a lot of people to hear. But what that means is that over 90% of the children are coming home with a family that sign language is not their primary language.
From all of us at Signing Savvy, we wish you joy and happiness during this holiday season and all the best in 2013!