EDTC 300, Learning Projects

Alphabet is harder then sayings!

Ok, so I thought by the end of this week I would have mastered the alphabet on both hands… I obviously didn’t know what I was in for even though I worked on my letters all last week and this week.  But I give up and I am moving on to simple phrases I thought I would do numbers but I find the sayings were a lot easier and I would like to do a video and would like to show skill not struggle through it.

I don’t really understand why it is so hard for my hands to make the letters but it is.  I can do the video (doesn’t matter which one they all show me the 26 letters) only 2 times then my hands start cramping so much!  So I do the suggestion and stretch them and massage them and try again but they just don’t want to move the way they have to for the letters.  I also find that the transition between letters isn’t as easy as I thought – I get it though because it would be hard to notice the difference between letters that look similar.

So sorry folks but I promise my blog post will be a lot more interesting next week when I have a video and I promise you a video (if i can figure it out how to post it haha)


See ya next week when I have something to show for myself.

EDTC 300, Learning Projects

Not exactly sure what’s harder ASL or French!

This is better late then never… right?

I have been waiting to post because I was hoping that I would have perfected the Alphabet by now, which unfortunately I have not.  I don’t know why but I am struggling with the hand, and finger placements.  I am researching to find tips on exactly how it should look, and trying videos but so far no such luck on perfection.  I really enjoyed this video because of the music, maybe if it gets stuck in my head the signs will as well!

Also after seeing the title of this blog pop on my news feed, I decided that I too maybe should take it back to the basics and learn the alphabet.  I actually took the time tonight to read the blog and downloaded some of the apps that she suggested – maybe they will help more for the perfection of the alphabet signs that I am going to practice.  (Also once I remember how to link her blog to this post I will be doing that as well).  She’s onto something definitely!

I found one site that gave me tips on sign language, and found it very useful my hands were sore after trying the alphabet just once! So I am taking this website’s advice and going to perfect the alphabet – as for perfecting it on both hands, I don’t think my left hand moves that way!  If I perfect it by next week I will try to upload a video – possibly trying to do it with both hands!

Also if the perfection happens sooner rather then later I will try and work on numbers… I’ll let you know what one I get too next week!

I will keep you all update, but I think struggling through French 100 was easier then this!

Have a great week everyone,

See you next week… REGAN (below are the signs for each letter).


EDTC 300, Learning Projects

Things I am hoping to be able to sign sooner rather than later…

Hey everyone! this is my second learning post blog for edtech 300 and it is quite difficult but I am trying to work on a few single sentences, or phrases.

  1. Do you know how to sign?
  2. What’s up?
  3. How are you?
  4. Want to get coffee?
  5. What is your text number?
  6. I love you. (Friendly)
  7. Can you teach me sign?

These are all from one video but I find it difficult to move my hands smoothly so I am going to continue to watch this video (be aware of the not so awesome music) until I can say these sayings smoothly… So basically ASL is going to take over my life! Just kidding but it isn’t going to happen over night!  I am going to have to watch this video a few more times in order to say all of these phrases, but it’s coming along!

EDTC 300, Learning Projects

Being able to communicate with all of my students in a variety of ways…

Hi everyone, this is my learning blog #1 for education technology!

As someone who is an aspiring teacher I believe the power of communication is truly important, and the beauty of language is something that should be encouraged.  Last semester I took ELNG 200 and it truly opened my eyes to the gaps in our communication with others.  I learnt about the struggles that so many people face in their everyday lives just to get around.  A few years ago while working at a daycare I worked one on one with a little girl who wasn’t able to communicate verbally, she was able to understand us but she was non-verbal.  While working with her I researched and googled just a few words to give her basic skills to communicate with me.  However, now as I am pursuing a career in education I believe that importance and power of sign language is an important skill that I should obtain… and what better reason then for a grade in my pursue of a degree… right?

So throughout my learning project I intend to learn a variety of words, sentences, and greetings through sign language so at the end of this I would hope to be able to communicate in some way shape or form, even if it’s not enough it will be a start.  I also found interest while watching the show “Switched at Birth” (no judgement, it’s not the worse!), which gave me very little insight into the challenges that so many face in the deaf community.  So, by using you tube channels and possible some Switched at Birth episodes I hope to learn a variety of words, and sentences.

Before starting this learning project process I already know:

  1. Please
  2. all done
  3. more
  4. thank-you

So ideally in 40 – 50 hours I would hope to add at the very least 40 – 50 words in sign language.