Monday, July 12, 2010
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is chart or diagram worth? If it can explain a concept, clarify an idea or convey a message, I'd have to say priceless. I found this post: Visualize Everything, 32 Free Tools to Create Different Diagrams, on 1stwebdesigner.com. I was looking for something else and got so totally sidetracked I couldn't even tell you what I originally went there for.
Many of the tools are for web designers, but some have applications that might be useful in the classroom. Bubbl.us is a free, web application for brainstorming online. Several sites feature ways to create killer flow charts or diagrams. Most are free but require registration. Some offer free trials.
The OnlineChart Tool is free and lets you create and add graphs and charts to your webpages, blogs and social networking sites. It's free and pretty easy to use. That's where the lovely graph illustrating this post came from.