This article is part of our “Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same” series, which highlights signs that look similar, but have different meanings. The signs discussed in this article include (1) Type vs. Piano, (2) Pencil vs. Write, (3) Ice Cream vs. Microphone, (4) Telephone vs. Cell Phone, (5) Telephone vs. Call, and (6) Tree vs. Deaf Applause.
Living Loud: William Ellsworth “Dummy” Hoy – Major League Baseball Player Credited with Originating the Use of Baseball Signals
William "Dummy" Hoy was one of the first deaf Major League Baseball players. He is credited with originating the use of baseball signals.
This article is part of our “Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same” series, which highlights signs that look similar, but have different meanings. The signs discussed in this article include (1) Decide vs. Court, (2) Supervise vs. Take Care Of, (3) Shoes vs. Advertise, (4) Awkward vs. Walk Fast, and (5) Race vs. Game.
Our team is here to help teachers with sign language resources for your students and classes. We’ve pulled together a Teacher Resources page with tips to help you add content from Signing Savvy to your classes.
As we have discussed before, most teachers are struggling to get their courses online during these troubled times of the global pandemic. Fortunately, Signing Savvy has tools to help! We ran a promotion at the end of spring to help get teachers up and running with Signing Savvy and the response was overwhelming. Moving forward, we want to continue to help teachers, not only by providing amazing sign language online learning tools, but also helping them get Signing Savvy integrated into their courses and helping their students, parents, and staff also get access to Signing Savvy.
Teachers that have traditionally taught their courses in a face to face format have encountered an extra challenge during the COVID-19 time period. Whether you are an elementary teacher working with deaf children, a high school teacher meeting the foreign language requirement through American Sign Language, or working at the college or university level teaching ASL or interpreter training, Signing Savvy can be an amazing resource to get your students the information they need in order to continue their learning while NOT directly in front of you.
Word lists are a powerful feature on Signing Savvy that can be utilized as you develop online learning materials. When developing sign language lessons for my online courses, I typically following these steps...
Where I live in Michigan, our Governor has declared all K-12 schools to close from March 16 to April 5. This causes all types of stresses for parents – work, childcare, meals, and financial stresses. Not to mention, feeling fully unprepared for making sure your child doesn’t academically fall behind during this extended time away from school...