Today I am sharing with you some data visualization tools I have recently bookmarked. You can use these tools with your students to create visual represent your information and data. Check out the selection below :
This is one of my favourite data visualization tools. Infogr.am is easy to use and free of charge. Among the features it provides to its users are :
- Create more than 30 chart types. Anything from bubble charts and treemaps to simple pie charts.
- Infogr.am has a built-in spreadsheet for easy data editing. You can also import your XLS, XLSX and CSV file.
- Save infographics to your computer as PNG or PDF, add to presentations or email to colleagues.
- Publish your infographic online, share with your followers in social networks. Or simply embed it in your blog post or news article.
Creately is another good tool to visually represent your data. Some of its features include :
- 50+ types of diagrams with specialised features to help you draw faster and better.
- Real-Time collaboration and Projects help you work with colleagues where ever you are.
- Thousands of examples and comprehensive shape libraries. Visualize your ideas with amazing ease.
- It is integrated with Google Apps and Chrome
Gliffy is a web-based tool that allows you to create and visualize your data into flowcharts, org charts, UML diagrams, network diagrams, wireframes, technical drawings and more. Besides being able to embed your diagrams into your website or wiki you can also add Gliffy to your Google Apps account.
4- Many Eyes
Many Eyes lets you easily create data visualizations in three simple steps : First, choose the data set you want to visualize. This could be either one you have in your computer or select from the ones already provided by Many Eyes; next choose the kind of visualization you want to use, then finally customize the look of your visualization and publish it.