Please try 3 ASL dictionaries on the web...

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Fri Mar 12 18:55:24 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
March 12, 2004

Dear SW List:
Yesterday I informed some teachers about our new online dictionaries
(see my message below), and this is one of the replies, from a teacher
in New Mexico...SignWriting continues to be used daily in classrooms in
Albuquerque, and the online dictionaries will be accessed by students
and teachers, I am sure, as people become aware of their
existance...Val ;-)

On Mar 12, 2004, a teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico wrote:
> Thank you for sending the links for the dictionary.  This past week, I
> started working with a little guy for a project for UNM. The project
> is to take a skill or content area, create an assessment, assess the
> child, from the results develop learning steps to teach the child how
> to acquire and retain the skill or content, direct instruction is
> given, then a retest.  Anyway, I chose to teach him about palm
> orientation using SW.  I planned to work with him for only 20 minutes
> each session, but he loved it so much he worked nonstop for 50
> minutes. So, the dictionary sites will help us a bunch. As he learns
> more about SW, I want him to use and create SW dictionaries (Sign to
> Eng). I am always so excited to work with young students and SW.  WHen
> lightbulbs go off in their head, when connections from what they see
> to what they know are bridged, their facial expressions are PRICELESS
> :-)   :-)  Val, you give us so much! THank you.
> As you know, we are speaking at the CASA conference in April.  With
> the luck of the Irish all will go well for my segment. I will be
> walking the crowd through how students edited their number stories,
> pointing out what a huge cognitive and educational step learning to
> edit and self monitor is for any student, and making the point that SW
> writing was not only a natural way to teach editing, but a relevant
> way...Kate


> Hello Kate!
> Please try these three new dictionaries online:
> 1. PUDL: American Sign Language Online Dictionary
> 2. Online Dictionary from Belgium
> SignBank is on my server, as you know, and we now have a faster
> server...Please try it. Does it work? smile...
> How are you?...
> Val ;-)

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