Resources for Further Learning

Mini-Challenge Tutorials:

Google Public Data:

Esri Open Data:



Jo’s Holiday Baking Extravaganza

1960’s Lifesavers Ad- Student Analyis

Data Visualization Online:

Capsidea – Crowdsourced Analytics Solution Marketplace – Make Sense of Big Data

Chart.js – Open source HTML5 charts using the canvas tag. Chart.js is an easy way to include animated graphs on your website.

Chartle – tears down the complexity of online visualizations – offers simplicity, ubiquity and interactivity instead.

ChartsBin – ChartsBin is a web-based data visualization tool that allows everyone to create rich interactive visualizations with data

DIY Chart – DIY (Do it yourself) Chart is a Web-based, simple and powerful online tool to create interactive charts

Drastic Data – DrasticData provides its knowledge, software and experience to organizations to get more results from their data

Fineo – Web application which implements a visualization technique based on the visual model of Sankey diagrams.

Flare – Flare is an ActionScript library for creating visualizations that run in the Adobe Flash Playe

Gapminder – Gapminder World shows the World’s most important trends

Gliffy – Gliffy is an online application that makes it easy for you to create, share, and collaborate with diagrams.

LucidChart – Add-on app for Google Drive – an intuitive and collaborative diagramming tool

Many Eyes v2 – To allow the entire internet community to upload data, visualize it, and talk about their discoveries with other people.

My Maps (formely Maps Enginge Lite) by Google – Import data and easily manipulate map data.

Plotly – Plotly is a collaborative data analysis and graphing tool.

Wordle – Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.

Free Visual Editors: 

Google Draw – Click CREATE, then go to the Drawing app to access these tools.

Canva  – Amazingly simple graphic design online – Mainly diagrams, photos and icons – not charts – Create and share visual ideas online

InfoActive – Build interactive infographics and data visualizations – Create interactive infographics and charts with a few clicks

Piktochart – Piktochart helps you to create infographics, share and get results in 3 easy steps

Venngage – Create infographics in minutes from beautiful templates and examples.

Visme – Visme helps you create HTML5 interactive infographics Create – Browse our gallery and choose an infographic you want to customize.

Image Editing Software:

Adobe Photoshop – Premier image editor included as part of Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Photoshop Elements – Currently may be *free* to schools who apply through the ConnectEd initiative.

Background Burner – Background Burner quickly removes the background from any image or photo

GIMP – GIMP is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Pixlr – Add-on app for Google Drive, Mobile app for Android/iOS, Online Image Editing Site from Autodesk

Make Free Infographics:

Love Infographics

uCollect Infographics


Another link:

40 Tools to Create Infographics with your students – Good list of links