What is AnimalWatch Vi: Building Graphics Literacy?
The AnimalWatch Vi: Building Graphics Literacy team has designed an iPad app and accompanying graphics to be used by students as they build their skills in locating and interpreting informaiton in graphics (e.g., bar graphs, line graphs, box and whiskers). The materials include a curriculum guide for the teacher, accessible graphics for the student, and an iPad app. Materials target math at the 6th grade level. The topic for each unit is about an endangered or invasive species with data presented in the targeted graphic format for that unit. Our first unit is about the Tasmanian Devil and targets building skills using bar graphs. We plan to have 10 units available for our 2018-2019 intervention study. If you'd like more information about our upcoming study, please contact Dr. Penny Rosenblum, firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-621-1223.
How Can My Student and I Try the Materials?
As of March 29, 2018 we are recruiting students with visual impairments in the United States and Canada. With their teacher of students with visual impairments, students will move thorugh 10 math units each focused on a type of graph and animal species. Materials will be made available in October 2018 and units must be completed by the end of the school year. Teachers and students will each be interviewed after completing the units. They will receive a gift card for their participation.
To learn more about the study, contact Project Director L. Penny Rosenblum at email@example.com or 520-621-1223.