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Technology in the Classroom

Instructional Technology Resources:
Visualizing Course Content

The resources help you present your material in new ways. Organization charts, word clouds, and color coded maps are just a few of the graphics you can easily make for your class.

Functions:
Visualizing Data
Conceptualizing Information
Augmented Reality


Visualizing Data

KNOEMA WORLD DATA ATLAS

Knoema allows you to access its collection of more than 150 million publicly available time-series datasets and quickly create downloadable visualizations.

• Where to find it: www.knoema.com/atlas
One-Page Quick Info Sheet
• User Guide: http://feedback.knoema.com/
• Review: http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2012/may/09/knoema-socioeconomic-commodities-database
• Video Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHn80oA-gZw

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MANY EYES

Upload your own data to Many Eyes and create shareable visualizations or make your data available for others to work with.

• Where to find it: www.many-eyes.com
One-Page Quick Info Sheet
• User Guide: http://hint.fm/papers/viegasinfovis07.pdf
• Review: http://infosthetics.com/archives/2010/04
/social_visualization_software_review_many_eyes.html

• Video Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAYDBZt7Xk0
CTRL blog entry on this tool

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STAT PLANET

Stat Planet is a free program that creates interactive world or U.S. maps.

• Where to find it: www.statsilk.com/software/statplanet
One-Page Quick Info Sheet
• User Guide: http://www.statsilk.com/support/training-workshops
• Review: http://download.cnet.com/StatPlanet-Map-Maker/3000-12940_4-10907901.html
• Video Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaUeXwbIlNY#t=12

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Conceptualizing Information

GLIFFY

Gliffy lets you create a variety of flow-charts, concept maps, and diagrams right in your browser.

• Where to find it: www.gliffy.com
One-Page Quick Info Sheet
• User Guide: http://www.gliffy.com/user-manual/
• Review: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403220,00.asp
• Video Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FKMu2vT_PU

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INFOGR.AM

In addition to creating a variety of types of charts, Infogr.am also lets users create Infographics to tell visual stories.

• Where to find it: www.infogr.am
One-Page Quick Info Sheet
• User Guide: https://infogram.zendesk.com/hc/en-us
• Review: http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/05/making-idiot-proof-infographics-with-infogr-am/
• Video Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO2injQpF_A

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DIPITY

Use Dipity to create digital timelines organizing the events surrounding a particular topic or issue.

• Where to find it: www.dipity.com
One-Page Quick Info Sheet
• User Guide: http://www.dipity.com/faq
• Review: http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/arvices/site_reviews/dipity.shtml
• Video Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFB0s1cTJro

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Augmented Reality

CHEMISTRY 101

Chemistry 101 lets users bond periodic elements together and renders 3D models in real time.

• Where to find it: http://www.arloon.com/app/chemistry
One-Page Quick Info Sheet
• User Guide: http://www.arloon.com/augmented-reality-help
• Review: http://www.ipadeducators.com/#!review-chemistry101/c22jx
• Video Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpNrWKQFq6Q

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ANATOMY 4D

This app creates a 3D environment for students interact with a human body by aiming a phone or tablet at a printable target image.

• Where to find it: http://www.daqri.com/project/anatomy-4d/#.VG42l8lnDhA
One-Page Quick Info Sheet
• Review: http://www.twoguysandsomeipads.com/2014/06/anatomy-4d-update-allows-users-to.html
• Review: https://www.qualcomm.com/products/vuforia/case-studies/anatomy-4d
• Video Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNC9TDJBFvA

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WORD LENS

Point your phone at a sign in a foreign language, and this app will translate it on your screen.

• Where to find it: www.questvisual.com
One-Page Quick Info Sheet
• Review: http://www.tuaw.com/2014/05/20/the-amazing-word-lens-app-for-ios-is-now-free/?ncid=rss_truncated
• Video Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2OfQdYrHRs

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