WPSD ASL Teaching and Learning Resources

American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA)
• Professional organization for American Sign Language teachers
http://www.aslta.org/

American Sign Language Dictionary & Inflection Guide
• Online video dictionary from NTID which consists of vocabulary organized by category, used in sentences, and shown at slow or normal speeds
www.ntid.rit.edu/dictionary

American Sign Language Browsers
• Online ASL dictionary and video demonstrations of vocabulary for supplementary references.
http://lifeprint.com
http://aslbrowser.commtechlab.msu.edu
www.handspeak.com
www.signenhancers.com

ASL Pro
• Online ASL Dictionary with video demonstrations of vocabulary and phrases and other resources for learning ASL, including a dictionary of signs by handshape, scenes with individual pictures users can select to see the additional sign, and video examples of ASL mouth morphemes
www.ASLpro.com

Receptive ASL Fingerspelling Practice
• Study the manual alphabet and practice receptive fingerspelling skills at different speeds
http://asl.ms/

Receptive ASL Numbers Practice
• Become skilled at ASL numbers and practice reading numbers presented in ASL at different speeds
http://asl.bz/

Classifiers in ASL
• Classifiers are signs that use handshapes that are associated with specific categories (classes) of size, shape, or usage. This site explains how different handshapes are used as classifiers and includes videos with examples for how these classifiers are used.
http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-signs/classifiers/classifiers-00.htm
http://www2.jalc.edu/ipp/Classifiers/

ASL Video
Gallaudet University Video Collection
• Searchable collection of videos in ASL produced by Gallaudet University such as Deaf Mosaic, Deaf folklore, student productions, Deaf sports events, and the Visual History Project.
http://www.gallaudet.edu/library_deaf_collections_and_archives.html
http://videolibrary.gallaudet.edu/

ASL Vlog and Video Directory
• A portal to ASL video and vlogs on the internet, and organized by topic
http://ideafnews.com
http://deafnewspaper.com
http://Oicmovies.com
http://www.deafnation.com
http://www.h3.tv/
www.drwonder.com
www.deafmd.org
www.handspeak.com
www.tutorasl.com
www.deafplanet.com
www.signingfiesta.com

Deaf Professional Arts Network
• D-PAN, The Deaf Professional Arts Network, is an internationally known nonprofit organization dedicated to making music and music culture accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
http://d-pan.com/

Parents, Students, Community – online tutor/videos
• Sign language resources for language enthusiasts, ASL students, learners, instructors, and teachers, interpreters, homeschoolers, parents and professionals who are interested in learning ASL.
www.deafined.com
www.lifeprint.com
http://www.handspeak.com/
http://www.asldeafined.com/

Children’s ASL Stories
• Applications and websites for enhancing literacy and cognitive development for all deaf and hard of hearing children. Even non-signers can fully enjoy the ASL story.
http://www.aslinside.com
http://1001booksinasl.blogspot.com
http://www.signedstories.com/apps
www.asltales.net
http://vl2storybookapps.com

For Teachers/Parents
• Created to bring you as many perspectives on the deaf and hard of hearing experience as possible. The primary focus of these websites is to promote awareness of Deaf culture.
http://www.deafchildren.org/
www.coloroflanguage.com
http://www.deaf-culture-online.com/parents-of-deaf-children.html

Products/Books
• Specialty publishers of instructional ASL and Deaf Culture which are widely recognized in the United States and Canada
www.dawnsignpress.com
www.garlicpress.com
www.gallaudet.edu
http://www.gallaudet.edu/clerc_center/information_and_resources.html

For Parents
• Offers family resources for children and adults who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, their families and caregivers.
www.harriscomm.com
http://www.deafculturecentre.ca/Public/Research/Item_Details.aspx?ID=8&mID=2
http://portal.esc20.net/portal/page/portal/esc20public/SpecialEducation/Deaf/Resources
http://vl2storybookapps.com
www.everydayASL.com
www.garlicpress.com

Children
• lists resources that might be particularly useful to deaf children and the families and
professionals working with them.
www.busybeelearning.com
www.signingtime.com
www.babysigns.com
www.sign2me.com
www.babiesandsignlanguage.com

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