This week for my learning project I finished learning off the on The ASL App up until having to purchase signs, I focused on the basics, and anything that I did not learn from the app I took from the YouTube video – 25 basic ASL Signs for Beginners | Learn ASL American Sign Language.
I am becoming more confident in my signing throughout the weeks. I found signing the basics was a bit easier than previous weeks of signing, I feel this is because I am becoming more confident and gaining the muscle memory to moving my fingers. I also enjoyed this week how I was able to use some of the previous signs I have learned to use in the weeks learning project. I was able to spell my name and spell where I was from during this weeks.
I have really enjoyed using the ASL App throughout my learning project. But, to learn more signs, I will have to buy the pack to get the rest of the signs. However, looking through the pack, there are a few I can download which are Colours, Nyle’s Sampler, Sign and Vote!, and All About Sports. I have downloaded the sections and hope to either learn them during my learning project or afterward. Once I am finished my learning project I know I am going to continue with my learning and purchase the pack so I can learn all I can. However, I do want to research more and learn from different apps/websites so I will not be purchasing the pack just yet. I think it is beneficial for myself to see where else I can learn from. By learning from other places, I may be able to connect more with ASL users and have them comment on my learning project.
I have contacted the Cofounders of the ASL App to go and look at my learning project and let me know what she thinks. She even commented the ASL App Twitter account o look at my learning project and see how it is going. I have truly become in love with Twitter and how I can connect with some many people through just one social media. I am glad to be taking EDTC 300 because I have grown my PLN, connected with so many people I would never have, learned some ASL, and gaining so much knowledge in technology that I can use in the classroom.
I have loved learning ASL, and I am so glad that I chose to learn it for my learning project. ASL has always been something I wanted to learn, so it was just perfect to pick it for this. I know I will not be fluent by the end of my learning project, but I will not stop learning after this, I will continue to learn and expand my knowledge. Even if I never have a student who is deaf or hard-of-hearing, I still have the knowledge in case I would. If anything, I will be able to have one more language I know and can communicate with others that use ASL.
I will branch out next week and learn off a different app/website/video that I find. I have to do some research to figure out what I want to learn so stay tuned to my page! 🙂