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Using Accessible Maps to Teach Location Literacy

Using Accessible Maps to Teach Location Literacy

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Using Accessible Maps to Teach Location Literacy

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  1. Using Accessible Maps to Teach Location Literacy By: Jamie Murdy Gina Carlisle

  2. Verbal and visual descriptions • Virtually explore streets • Create and navigate routes • 15 million points of interest • Maps for more than 40 countries available • APH version includes built-in speech capability Accessible PC Maps

  3. Accessible Maps

  4. Set a destination and track the distance and compass heading • Save, reverse, review, and print or emboss routes • Record or type descriptive information about a particular intersection, parking lot, building, or other location • Transfer POIs and routes to other Sendero GPS systems Advanced Features

  5. Left and right concepts • Cardinal Directions • Clock face directions • Mental Mapping • Environmental concepts including shapes of intersections, direction of travel, sidewalks, types of streets etc. • Applies geography and social studies core curriculum concepts Benefits:Introduces Important Concepts

  6. Learn about surroundings and have access to visual signs • LookAround: street names, intersections, points of interest • Mental and visual mapping skills • Can be introduced with tactile maps (example: T Maps or Chang Kit) • Used for both classroom and O&M lessons Benefits:Access to Location Information

  7. Find Lunch! • Finding POIs • Should I walk or take a taxi? Scenarios

  8. O&M lesson • What is around Student’s School • Finding POIs • Creating Route to nearby POI to preview for lesson Scenarios