Graph Master “is a one-of-a-kind program that allows students to create three different interactive, printable graphs on one screen, based on data collected in a survey or poll of their classmates. What makes Graph Master so useful, however, is the fact that after students make their graphs, the program asks them eight multiple choice questions about their graphs using the inputted data. ”
Love that students are asked questions based on the graphs they create. Very nice tool.
Added to Create Visualizations/Infographics
A few others that caught my eye…
BMF (for older students who love word problems)
Becoming Lord Voldemath (+,-,x,/ very customizable)
Zoo Designer (perimeter and area)
Torture The Teacher ;) (spelling)
If you have never visited Mr. Nussbaum you should. He offers extremely high quality games, tools and interactives for math, social studies, language arts, science and much more. Free!
How to Print an Infographic…Free and Easy!
From time to time I share cool infographics that I find while searching the web. These are great to use in the classroom but can be difficult to print if you don’t know how because of their sizes.
block posters is a perfect free tool to easily help you get the job done fast. Just follow the directions below.
- Save the infographic to your computer. I use Chrome so I just right click on the image and “save image as”. Remember the location you save it to.
- Next go to block posters and upload your image.
- Now choose how many sheets wide you would like your poster to be when printed. A screen image to the left will let you see what it will look like.
- Once you’re happy with your selection, you can download the PDF file and print as you normally do.
I’ve shared block posters before but just for enlarging images. I’m so happy to share that it is also great for infographics.
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Tag Galaxy is a tool that can be used in many ways. It can be used as a thesaurus because once you enter your word more words evolve around it in a cool galactic scene. It will help students make connections between words and concepts.
It can even be used for brainstorming ideas. One idea for an activity would be to choose a student to come up with a word and have students guess what words will appear on Tag Galaxy. Then enter the word to check results.
It can also be used to find information and photos (flickr) by clicking on the center orb. Try it out. It’s really neat.
I’m adding this to…
“Write On! for Kids” LiveBinder under the tab Dictionary/Thesaurus
“Create Visualizations” LiveBinder under the tab MindMapping/Brainstorming/SpellCheck
Guess-the-Google is another tool to use with lessons on making connections. Read more about it here.
This find via Kelly Tenkely.
“Create Visualizations” is my new LiveBinder. In it you will find ways you and your students can create timelines, mindmaps, charts, graphs, etc. I have also added tons of graphic organizers. This binder is a resource that provides ways for students to visualize and organize data and other information.
If you have any suggestions for additions to this binder please add them here.
New Addition to my Create Visualizations LiveBinder.
Many Eyes is a site that creates fabulous visualizations from your own data. You can upload any chart of data or text and create really cool visualizations that will help you (and your students) understand the data better. There are many types of visualizations forms offered. The process is quick and easy. If you don’t have your own data they suggest using the US Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor statistics, or Federal Reserve.
Types Of Visualizations include:
Scatterplot, Matrix Chart, Network Diagram
Compare a set of values
Bar Chart, Block Histogram, Bubble Chart
Track rises and falls over time
Line Graph, Stack Graph, Stack Graph for Categories
See the parts of a whole
Pie Chart, Treemap, Treemap for Comparisons
Analyze a text
Word Tree, Tag Cloud, Phrase Net Word Cloud Generator
See the world
This is a Visualization I made using Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech. Very easy to create. Just copy and paste and click visualize. I added my own frame.
Cars on my block visualization sample