YOUR SIGN LANGUAGE RESOURCE
Signing Savvy is your complete sign language resource. Signing Savvy includes 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.
Signing Savvy also includes a host of resources and tools to use while learning sign language, such as the ability to build custom wordlists and share them with others, create virtual flash cards and quizzes, build sign phrases, and much more! Additional information is included with each sign video to help provide a better understanding of the sign details, when to use it, and how to remember it.
The core of Signing Savvy includes:
- Dictionary - Search the sign langauge dictionary with thousands of high-resolution sign videos, sign descriptions, memory aids, and more.
- Learning Tools - Build vocabulary word lists, practice with flash cards, and quiz yourself with quizzing tools.
- Course Materials - Make use of pre-composed word lists, content-rich articles, worksheets, and more.
- Community - Join an expansive community of educators, interpreters, students, deaf or hard of hearing, friends and family members and enthusiasts of American Sign Language.
MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS BENEFITS
Below are the top ten, most-loved member features:
# 1 View Sign Information
Our sign pages include so much more than just the video! View sign information, such as sign description, memory aid, sign type, special sign notices, images, and sign synonyms for many of the signs.
Memory aids provide tips to help you remember how to sign certain words. Sign descriptions can help you better understand how to form the sign and differentiate between similar signs (your eye might not catch the difference between one movement or two or when similar, but different, handshapes are used, but the sign description will tell you!). Sign synonyms help you better understand the context and meaning of the sign, plus gives other words for which the same sign may be used.
Below is example of sign information provided to members. You can also see a full example of all sign information that is provided on our Sign of the Day, even if you are not yet a member.
# 2 View Videos of ASL Sentences and Phrases
View example English sentences and accompanying ASL glosses on many words. We’ve even started adding videos of the ASL glosses, so you can see video of whole phrases signed. We now have hundreds of videos of example sentences and phrases!
Below is an example of a video sentence. This example is also linked from the word SIT, which was used as an example above.
English Example: I like to be active and not sit and watch TV all day.
ASL Gloss: ALL DAY I LIKE ACTIVE NOT SIT WATCH #TV.
If you aren't a member, you can see an example sentence or phrase signed each day by checking out our Sign of the Day, which always links to a related Sentence of the Day.
If you are a full member, in addition to seeing video sentences linked from many words in the dictionary, you can also see our Sentence Lists page for categorized lists of signed sentences.
# 3 Enhanced Video and Video Controls
Access larger, high resolution, members-only videos, plus an enhanced video player that lets you watch full screen video, adjust the speed of the video (you can slow it down or make it faster).
Watch large, high resolution video and slow it down!
# 4 Mobile Member App
The Signing Savvy Member App for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android devices, let’s you quickly view signs and your word lists on-the-go for a streamlined Signing Savvy experience.
# 5 Create and Share Word Lists
Use Signing Savvy word lists to organize your vocabulary lists, lessons to study, stories, songs, and bible verses. Share your lists and view other shared lists by our community of teachers, parents, students, and interpreters!
# 6 Practice and Study With Digital Flash Cards and Quizzes
Use our digital flash cards and quizzing tools with any word list. This is a great way to study vocabulary on your own. You can customize the settings in a variety of ways, including choosing multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank for answer choices.
See examples of a multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions below. These examples are for a quiz from the word list in the example above.
Multiple choice question:Fill-in-the-blank question:
# 7 Special Tools for Practicing Fingerspelling and Numbers
This may be one of our least known member features! Of course, you could add any fingerspelled words you wanted to a word list and quiz yourself, but we also have special pre-built quizzing tools to help you practice your fingerspelling and numbers.
The fingerspelling quiz settings let you select how many letters you want in the words you are quizzed on and also let you adjust the speed the video is displayed - so if you are new to fingerspelling, you can start with slow video and just short words (or even single letters!), and if you want to test your more advanced skills, you can quiz yourself using longer words and speed up the video so the letters appear more quickly. You can also adjust the numbers quiz if you want to focus on recognizing a smaller range of numbers (like starting with 1 to 100 first).
You can find links to these tools on our Fingerspelling and Numbers pages.
# 8 Handouts
We have single-page handouts that are easy to print and great references that can be used individually or in the classroom. We have a few handouts available to everyone and several additional handouts available for members only. You can see our full list of handouts on our Handouts Page. Look for more of these to come in the future!
# 9 Discount on ASL One-on-One Sessions
Signing Savvy Members receive $5 off ASL One-on-One 30-minute sessions. Whether you lack local resources where you can meet and sign with others, like the convenience of online sessions to better match your schedule, or want to work with a signing expert who can create a session that best meets your goals and objectives — we are here to help!
We offer one-on-one sessions with one of our signing experts through Savvy Tutoring or Savvy Chat. Each session is 30 minutes long and takes place online through video chat.
# 10 No Advertisements and Access to All Sign Videos and Blog Articles
Last, but not least, as a member of Signing Savvy, you have unlimited access to all sign videos (including signs marked as mature), articles, and content on the website. You can remove ads, so you don’t see any advertisements, including both video ads and banner/sidebar ads.
FEATURE SUMMARY BY USER LEVEL
There are three ways to access Signing Savvy. As a visitor, you can access many features for free (ad-supported). To access more features, you can become a free registered guest by setting up an account. Full membership provides paid access to premium member features. See table below for details.