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RSS Feed Now Available of Signing Savvy Blog

RSS Feed Now Available of Signing Savvy Blog

By Jillian Winn  |  Friday, September 18, 2009

We now have a RSS feed (What is RSS?) of the Signing Savvy blog. Feel free to link to it in your RSS readers or pull the feed into your own ...
Word List Improvements

Word List Improvements

By Jillian Winn  |  Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Today we enhanced the member ability to create word lists. Previously, once you created a word list, you could add words to the word list by searching for them and then selected your word list from the Add to Word list drop down menu on the page of the sign you wanted to add. While this feature still remains, there is now a much easier way to add words to your word list. You can now add a whole list ...
Does it matter what hand you use?

Does it matter what hand you use?

By John Miller  |  Thursday, September 10, 2009

When signing, it does not matter if you sign as left-hand or right-hand dominant. The biggest thing to remember is to pick which hand you want to use as the dominant hand and stick with it. You should not switch back and forth between dominant hands. Most signers will be able to understand your signs no matter which hand you use as the dominant hand. I am actually left-handed but choose to use my right hand as the more dominant hand ...
Bulk Memberships Now Available

Bulk Memberships Now Available

By John Miller  |  Thursday, September 3, 2009

If you are part of an institution, such as a school, college, government agency, non-profit, or corporation and would like to offer memberships to your students, members, or employees, Signing Savvy now has an elegant way to do just that, called Bulk Memberships Purchasing. With Bulk Membership Purchasing your institution can can purchase one or more Signing Savvy memberships. Once the purchase is made, you, as administrator of the institution's Signing Savvy account, can assign and manage who receives the purchased ...
Word Lists, Flash Cards, and Quizzes

Word Lists, Flash Cards, and Quizzes

By Brian Winn  |  Wednesday, July 22, 2009

We have had word lists since the launch of Signing Savvy. However, we have made a number of improvements recently that greatly enhances word lists. We are really excited to announce the added functionality that allows you to test your signing skills with our new virtual flash cards and quizzing features within word lists. The word list features are explained below. What are word lists Word lists are usually semantically related signs grouped together. For example, there are a number of ...
Comment on Dictionary Signs

Comment on Dictionary Signs

By Brian Winn  |  Friday, July 17, 2009

You can now post comments on not only blog posts but also signs in the dictionary. Our hope is that this feature will allow you to better ask questions of and share your knowledge with your fellow Signing Savvy users.   To do read and post comments, you must be a registered guest or a ...
The Simpsons Learn Sign Language

The Simpsons Learn Sign Language

By Jillian Winn  |  Monday, July 13, 2009

Just for fun - In a recent episode of the Simpsons, titled "The Good, The Bad, and the Drugly", the bully Nelson Muntz, used American Sign Language to fingerspell his trademark "Haw Haw!" laugh rather than vocalize it. Like all Simpsons characters, Nelson has just four digits, which makes his fingerspelling a bit unique. Nelson signs about 3 minutes and 30 seconds into the episode. Watch the episode on ...
Keeping Signing Savvy Family Friendly

Keeping Signing Savvy Family Friendly

By Brian Winn  |  Thursday, July 9, 2009

As of today, we have nearly 6500 words in the Signing Savvy dictionary. We are continuously updating our dictionary of signs. In fact, to date we have added around 100 new signs each month. Our goal is to have the most comprehensive video dictionary of signs on the web. However, to be a complete dictionary you need to include words and phrases that some may consider mature. We are beginning to include mature words, not only because we want to have ...
Baby Reviews Signing Savvy

Baby Reviews Signing Savvy

By John Miller  |  Monday, June 29, 2009

Recently Signing Savvy served as a "real-world client" for an Apprentice-style project management class at Michigan State University. As part of the project, one group of students created an informative video walkthrough of some of the features of the Signing Savvy website and placed it on YouTube to help promote the site. The video is below. Isn't Xavier cute!?!? I am sure his baby signing skills will increase rapidly now that he has found Signing Savvy, as well as ...
Signing People's Names in Sign Language

Signing People's Names in Sign Language

By John Miller  |  Saturday, March 28, 2009

Signs for common names? My name is John, which, as you can guess, is a pretty common name. The benefit of having a common name growing up is that whenever I went into a gift shop that had items with names on them, such as cups, buttons, belts, or what-have-you, I could always find one with my name on it. In sign langage, unlike the items in the gift shop, there is no sign for John. That is, there is no ...