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Could we get a sharper .pdf of the map we use for Caravan?

 

I am using it on my interactive whiteboard and it is really not very clear?  I could retrace it on a big sheet of paper with an ....hush my mouth....opaque projector?  But this year I made four quadrants of the map (so they could see it in more detail and larger)  and they moved an icon representing their group around the Smartboard --- it was cool!

 

But... I would love a sharper image :) 

 

thanks in advance for any help!

 

Eve VanKley

Bay Haven

PC FL

 

Thanks

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Hi Eve,

I will take a look at this and discuss it with our art department.

Bill Williams

Thank you Bill!  I would love to enlarge it and put it on my wall with little velcro dots so a game piece of the students design could move around the board.  I appreciate any help you can give me!
Mr Williams --- just checking on that sharper image for my giant gameboard / map? Thank you for anything you can do.

Eve Van Kley

Hi, Ms. Van Kley--

Thank you for your question. Do you have the electronic version of the map or the print version?

Julianne Tveten

I have the electronic version. 



Julianne Tveten said:

Hi, Ms. Van Kley--

Thank you for your question. Do you have the electronic version of the map or the print version?

Julianne Tveten

Thank you. While we can't offer a different PDF, there's a number of options to achieve a sharper image.

You might want to try zooming in on a particular area of the map to view it more clearly. After selecting the area you'd like to zoom in on, hold down the Control and + keys if you're on a PC or Command and + if you're on a Mac. 

We also offer a print version of the map. If you'd like a larger print version, you can bring the PDF file to a service bureau such as Kinko's. 

Please let me know if you have any more questions. 

Julianne Tveten

Thank you Julianne - it is such a neat unit -- but with 5 sections of Geography --- I need a big map!  I actually made a Smartboard slide and tokens to move around the board --- but it was just too hard to see.

Thank you, again - I will try the zooming and printing.

e

Julianne Tveten said:

Thank you. While we can't offer a different PDF, there's a number of options to achieve a sharper image.

You might want to try zooming in on a particular area of the map to view it more clearly. After selecting the area you'd like to zoom in on, hold down the Control and + keys if you're on a PC or Command and + if you're on a Mac. 

We also offer a print version of the map. If you'd like a larger print version, you can bring the PDF file to a service bureau such as Kinko's. 

Please let me know if you have any more questions. 

Julianne Tveten

You're welcome! Just let me know if I can help you with anything else. 

Julianne 

Julianne/Eve, What if you printed off the map and then scanned it in again as a bitmap or jpeg and then used it. You could darken the lines before rescanning it and then project it to your smartboard. Another suggestion is to look on bing or google for the map you want and use it instead as a supplement. I have done this with many maps and kids like it. Another idea is to use google earth to actually go there and see the landscape. Kids certainly love it when they can zoom down a street in Florence let's say and see what it's like now. This leads to great discussions about connections between past and present and increases observation skills. Good luck! Sue

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