April 28, 2014
Sometimes complicated information is hard to understand and requires a visual illustration. Graphs and charts are ideal for visually communicating complex data. As teachers, we often have recourse to these visual aids to improve our students comprehension. There are actually a wide variety of web tools that you can use to easily create graphs and charts, below are some of my favourite.
1- Hohli Online Chart Builder
Hohli Online Chart Builder allows you to easily create a variety of charts. The chart types it offers include: Bar charts, Lines, Pie Charts, Venn Diagrams, Scatter plots, and Radar charts. The process to create your chart is very easy; just pick out the chart type you want, customize its size, select a background for it, provide the data and there you go.
Infogram is a great tool I have been using for creating infographics. Infogram allows you to create more than 30 chart types. Anything from bubble charts and treemaps to simple pie charts.
This is another wonderful tool for creating flowcharts, mindmaps, and diagrams. LucidChart has a very simple interface which allows you to just drag and drop elements to create your charts. LucidChat is also available for Google Apps and can be used offline.
Create graph and charts online quickly. ChartGo is a graph maker tool. Simply follow these steps; pick your settings, paste your data and click the create button. That's it. For additional chart setting options, visit each chart type in the menu section on the left. You can also use existing graphs by clicking on the graph examples section.
5- Juice Labs
Juice Labs provide a plethora of pre-made charts that you can download for free. You can use the filters search for and find the right chart type for your needs. Then download as Excel or PowerPoint templates and insert your own data.