Articles by JILLIAN WINN

Top Thanksgiving Tip: Better Conversations Using Sign Language

Top Thanksgiving Tip: Better Conversations Using Sign Language

By Jillian Winn
Sunday, November 20, 2022 (Modified from original published 11-25-2019)

Cooking Up Language with Signs: Fruit Pizza

Cooking Up Language with Signs: Fruit Pizza

By Jillian Winn and John Miller
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Today we’re cooking up Fruit Pizzas. These are so cute. You can easily customize them to be themed for a special event or holiday. It’s also fun to have kids decorate their own. The article features a recipe and accompanying Signing Savvy word list to get you started on an interactive cooking activity that is great for spicing up language learning at home or in the classroom.
Thanksgiving Sale 2021: Thanksgiving and Black Friday to Cyber Monday

Thanksgiving Sale 2021: Thanksgiving and Black Friday to Cyber Monday

By Jillian Winn
Sunday, November 21, 2021

This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for your support! Use promo code THANKYOU2021 for 25% off 1-year and 3-year individual and gift memberships.
Signing Savvy Continues to Help Teachers During Global Pandemic

Signing Savvy Continues to Help Teachers During Global Pandemic

By Jillian Winn
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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.
Tips for Parents: Sign Language Learning Tools You Can Use with Kids Home from School

Tips for Parents: Sign Language Learning Tools You Can Use with Kids Home from School

By Jillian Winn
Sunday, March 15, 2020

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...
Keep Signing! Support During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Keep Signing! Support During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Jillian Winn
Saturday, March 14, 2020

We know people are nervous as they navigate how to prepare and stay safe during the Coronavirus pandemic. Schools all over the country that have traditionally been taught in a classroom setting are now being challenged to teach their material online with very little time to prepare...
How do you sign… toss?

How do you sign… toss?

By Jillian Winn and Brenda Cartwright
Monday, January 6, 2020

We get this question all the time, "How do you sign _____?" It is easily the most common question anyone asks. However, it can be a tough question to answer because there isn’t a direct translation for every English word. Figuring out the meaning and context of what someone is trying to communicate is the key to picking the right sign (or signs) to use. So if you provide context when asking the question "How do you sign…" you are much more likely to get an accurate answer. Remember, when in doubt, you should fingerspell the word.