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HandsUP! ASL Word Wall

HandsUP! ASL Word Wall


The HandsUP! ASL Word Wall is a vocabulary building tool that supports sign and print word learning in a bilingual context: American Sign Language (ASL) and English. This unique interactive visual dictionary application includes over 700 preloaded picture/printed words that are categorized and displayed by the ASL phonological parameter of handshape (not alphabetically in English). This format allows signers to use handshape to search for a sign that they know in ASL and are learning to read and spell in English.  

  • Design Features


    • Provides an accessible visual reference system to develop a growing core of words that become part of a signing, reading and writing vocabulary. 
    • Facilitates sign/print analysis skills to anchor vocabulary in long-term memory.
    • Encourages student independence as they work with words in reading and writing.
    • Relationships between signs and printed words become more explicit when students actively create a personal collection of key vocabulary and subject-specific vocabulary items. 
    • Personalize the ASL Word Wall by adding new vocabulary words using built-in drawing tools, your device’s photo library/gallery, or using your device’s camera.
    • Increases the engagement and motivation that students have in mastering vocabulary
    • The Word Wall is flexible and can be used effectively across grade levels and subjects areas.
    • Create multiple word walls to organize different subject area vocabulary (e.g., Science, Math).
    • Play the Drag N’ Drop game for sign or print vocabulary practice.
  • Product Info

    • Handshape (HS) Classification System Includes the 43 most common handshapes in ASL. Words are categorized and displayed by Handshape for easy reference. 

    • Preloaded dictionary of over 700 words and images. 

    • Add a word feature using built-in drawing tools, your device’s photo library/gallery, or your device’s camera.

    • Create multiple word walls (e.g. Writing, Science, Math, Art).

    • Includes a Word Wall Drag N’ Drop game for targeted sign and/or print vocabulary practice with 2 game play options: Picture mode reinforcing Sign vocabulary learning and Text mode reinforcing Print vocabulary learning. Choose the HS’s to target
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