I got a couple of emails from teachers and librarians informing me that they can not access the 1001booksinasl videos at youtube (which I suspected long ago) and that their processes to allow certain youtube videos accessible in the school system can be cumbersome. With teachertube.com (they check their videos for appropriateness), now accessible at computer systems in schools, they can have access to quality ASL translations of children books.
To my amazement and delight, parents and teachers can even download the videos of the children books in ASL and use them in any way they wish. This is not possible at youtube.com. Hearing parents can put the videos from teachertube into the iPods of their deaf children. Yes, I can try to upload the videos to iTunes and distribute them freely. Imagination runs wild as we learn to use new technology still in constant change for better pedagogy for (deaf) education.
Teachers, parents, and librarians can use the videos in any way to promote literacy development in both hearing and deaf children. With time and better use of imovie/moviemaker software in our teachers' and children's lives will promote original ways of teaching and learning literacy - reading, writing and signing.
Visualize the near future, a deaf child with non-signing parents and internet access at home can view one thousand children books in ASL - in various modalities: signed, texted, and voiced.
Here is a video of Where the Wild Things Are in free ASL translation from teachertube. click on the video twice to go there. Or click those words below.