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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Infogr.am - Create Interactive Charts and Infographics

Infogr.am is an online tool for creating interactive charts and graphs. Soon you will be able to create interactive infographic posters on Infogr.am too.

There are four basic chart types that you can create on Infogr.am; bar, pie, line, and matrix. Each chart type can be edited to use any spreadsheet information that you want to upload to your Infogr.am account. The information in that spreadsheet will be displayed in your customized chart. When you place your cursor over your completed chart the spreadsheet information will appear in small pop-up window. Your Infogr.am charts can be embedded into your blog, website, or wiki. I've embedded a sample below.

Applications for Education
The only drawback to Infogr.am for student use is that they must have a Twitter or Facebook account to sign into Infogr.am. Otherwise, Infogr.am could be a great tool for students to use to create displays of data that they have gathered. I signed up for the beta of the Infogr.am infographic service and am looking forward to trying that out too.

H/T to TechCrunch for the beta info about Infogr.am. 

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