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Eight Free tools for Teachers to Make Awesome Infographics

Eight Free tools for Teachers to Make Awesome Infographics
1- Easel.ly This is a great tool that allows users to create visually rich infographics from pre-designed themes. It is very easy to use and only drag and drop. It actually supports Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. 2- Stat Planet This one here allows users to create amazing visualisations and share them with others. It can be used either within your browser or download the software for free. 3- Hohli This is an awesome chart maker. 4- Creately This is also a great tool in creating diagrams and flow charts. 5- Many Eyes This is one of the easiest of them all. 6- Wordle This is a text based visualisation tool. 7- Tableau This works just on Windows. 8- Inkspace This is also a free infographic creation tool.

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VoiceThread: A Half-Baked Media Annotation Service That Could Work, Someday VoiceThread is the kind of application that your parents or grandparents might like. It's an interesting annotation system for photos and video. The company behind it recommends you use it to discuss your memories. I wouldn't recommend using it for much yet, though. The gist of VoiceThread is this: you can upload photos and videos, leave voice or text comments on individual items in a slideshow and draw on the images. It's all in Flash. Tools And Resources For Creating Infographics Infographics. You have probably seen them before. There are so many out there on a wide variety of topics. Here are just a few. (Click the images to see more): These really are a great way to visualize data.

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