Presentations on the articles assigned for this week.
- Ian -- Humphries -- schooling in ASL
- Ashley-- Fails et al. -- collaborative story reading
- Nadeen -- Stone -- new directions in ASL-English bilingual books
- Riley -- Druin -- children as co-designers
At this point you should have sent me all the pdf's. So I hope we will have already sent them off to Gallaudet. Tess and Shelby will report to us about anything new they've found at Gutenberg. If anything there is good, we'll pass it on to Gally asap.
Tell me which book you’d like to work on and write a reason why (just one side of one page, double-spaced at a maximum – but it can be less than that). Include how you might approach two or three of the scenes in the story. You should do this for all books you’d be content to work on (so if all the books interest you, you’ll hand in separate assignments for each). The Gallaudet students are doing this too. This is due to your home-campus professor by email attachment (in WORD please – not in a pdf) by noon on Thursday 18 September.
In class look at and discuss the Gallaudet guidelines here:
WE WILL GO TO GALLAUDET on SUNDAY 21 SEPT -- This will take all day long. You will form groups to work on the ebooks. To prepare for that, in class we will watch a video clip about being allies:
OUR RULES FOR BEING ALLIES: 1) no voicing, 2) no fingerspelling, 3) patience, smiles, and cookies
Examine ASL story-telling techniques together by looking at the videos here: http://www.jalc.edu/ipp/flash/stories.html
Discuss differences between “translating” and “retelling” and using gesture – with a focus on what works for the deaf child. Use some of the video clips here to show translation, telling in ASL, and telling in gestural language that is not ASL (perhaps show WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE?) http://1001booksinasl.blogspot.com/
View the “Peter Rabbit” story at http://texasdhhresources.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=160850&type=d&pREC_ID=391332
Discuss the choice of story; the way the story is told in ASL; what elements in the story teller’s signing might be hard for the adult (and maybe the child) who doesn’t know ASL to understand and how else she might have done it to help both child and adult to enter into ASL.
View story "Always in Trouble": http://texasdhhresources.org/apps/pages/index.jspuREC_ID=160850&type=d&pREC_ID=391332 discuss the narrative choices.
Talk about the parents' issue in dealing with ASL -- look at this videoclip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9-ieU0vl0Q
Assignment for next class:
FIRST-- MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON THE BUS (or Van) ON SUNDAY!!!
Then for next Monday's class:
Read the Bahan article below and view the 13 video files that go with that article. (Note: File 2.2 was too large to put on Moodle, so we can watch it together in class next week.)
View the three videos of Ted talks. Come to class prepared to discuss any single thing you’d like to inject into your ebook (such as a valuable experience from your own childhood, like collecting shells, or an activity you value, like taking photographs).