The TED Talk below features Gapminder's founder Hans Rosling using Gapminder.
Applications for Education
Gapminder has a page for educators on which they can find thematic animations, graphs, quizzes, a lesson plan, and a PDF guide to using Gapminder. For teachers working in schools with slow Internet connections or very strict filtering, Gapminder has a desktop application that you can download and install for Mac or Windows computers.
Gapminder is a good tool for visual learners to see data in a way that changes the data from numbers to bubbles for easy comparison.