Signing Physical Science Dictionary
The Signing Physical Science Dictionary (SPSD) is an interactive 3D sign language dictionary designed for students in grades 7-12 who are deaf or hard of hearing and studying physical science content. It is also intended to serve as a resource for teachers and other professionals who work with them. The SPSD is one in a series of fully animated, illustrated and Interactive 3D signing dictionaries designed for students who use ASL or SE for communication.
The SPSD supports access to standards-based physical science content among middle and high school students and is a great resource for teachers and parents!
Our 3D character can be zoomed in or out and rotated to give you the best vantage point for every sign. YOU control the placement of the character - not us!
Use the controls to choose the sign language you prefer; view the illustration; speed up or slow down the signing; and send the character to his "home" or default position. The signing will automatically loop until you go back (using the "back" arrow in the top left corner), thereby exiting from the signing page.
Use the Quick Start Guide in the app to walk you through what the SPSD has to offer. For a full description of how to use the SPSD, go to www.siginingapp.com.
Also available in this series is Diccionario de Señas de Ciencias de la Vida (DSCV). DSCV and SLSD are intended for use together. You can link from each English page in SLSD to a corresponding page in DSCV with Spanish translations of all of its components and all of the illustrated interactive 3D features. The DSCV can be found on iTunes.
The SPSD will also link to definitions in our Signing Life Science Dictionary (SLSD). The SLSD can be found on iTunes
Text and illustrations were developed by and are copyrighted by TERC, Cambridge, Massachusetts. ©TERC, Inc. All rights reserved. SigningAvatar™ animation technology and mobile interface were designed, developed and are copyrighted by Vcom3D, Inc. ©Vcom3D, Inc. All rights reserved. Any reproduction in whole or in part is strictly prohibited.
The Signing Physical Science Dictionary for iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad is developed by TERC and Vcom3D and funded in part by the National Science Foundation, Grant #DRL-1019542. All opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funders.
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Text and illustrations were developed by and are copyrighted by TERC, Cambridge, Massachusetts. ©TERC, Inc. All rights reserved. SigningAvatar® animation technology and mobile interface were designed, developed and are copyrighted by Vcom3D, Inc. ©Vcom3D, Inc. All rights reserved. Any reproduction in while or in part is strictly prohibited.
Judy Vesel, Principal Investigator and Project Director
Wesley Fleming, Senior Web Programmer; Greg Kuchmek, Senior Web Designer and Illustrator; Tara Robillard, Research Associate; Laura Uhl, Editor
Jason Hurdich, Co-principal Investigator and Team Leader, Sign Language Projects
Ed Sims, Chief Technology Officer; Cindy Barson, Manager, Signing Products and Products; Dan Silvergate, Director of Software and Graphics; Tu Lam, Chief Software Developer; Lauren Jarrard, Digital Media Software Developer; Matt Weaver, Lead Software Developer; Michael Freeman, 3d Artist/Animator; Salam Daher, Digital Media Software Developer; Teresa Thomasson, Animator/Graphic Artist; Todd Palamar, Technical Director; Valerie Wilson, Deaf Education Specialist; Iris Kinley, Consultant; Glenda Freeman, Consultant; Megan Helock, Intern; Ashley Loomis, Intern; Jessica DeBusk, Intern.