Explanation + Instructions with Adaptations + 4 World-Useful Physical Codes
Who They’re For: Language Teachers & Learners That Have Developed an Interest in Coding
Why You Need Them: It’s not only the printed letters of the English/Roman or other alphabets that interest motivated learners. Many people are fascinated by other ways to communicate symbolically, including physical systems.
What You’ll Do:
Read and think about the meaning of alphabetic codes beyond letters composed of lines, especially those used in special circumstances: at sea during wartime, by electric telegraph, and with theblind.
Play with the meanings of arm positions of the Semaphore Alphabet (+ Maritime Signal Flags) to conveymessages.
Tap out and understand messagesspelled with the dots and dashes of MorseCode.
Experiment with the feel of raised dots representing letters in Braille to readwithout looking.
Try forming an understanding letters spelled out with the fingers in AmericanSign Language.
Find or invent other “secret codes” thatdon’t involve linear letters. Try communicating with them.