Personal Reflection #1

I guess this is my first “official” personal “reflection” on this blog for this ASL project and the innovations class. 

Here it goes,

I went into this class having literally no idea what I wanted to do. My friend brought up the Sign Language/Deaf Awareness idea and I got really excited about it. The year started rolling with this. 

This whole project is based on my infatuation with this beautiful and intricate language. I want to spread awareness and get this knowledge out there, while learning the language myself. 

We’ve tossed up a few ideas with what we could do within our school and district this year and we’ve really gotten into only one of our ideas so far. Our ASL snapchat. For the most part, it’s started very successfully! We post public stories each day in which students, or anyone really, can view to learn a new sign or simple fact. Almost every student uses snapchat daily, and this is a quick and simple way to hopefully spark something in our students. We’ve also had various students and a few staff members star in our snaps.  

Here are a few examples of what we’ve done with RedRiverASL on snapchat!

We’ve tried a few different things with our snapchat. We’ve gotten feedback from a few students that they couldn’t see exactly what we were doing in each snap so we started doing each sign twice in the videos. We’ve also had people send videos or snaps of them doing the signs to us. 

It’s gone pretty well so far. That’s about it. Swag.


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