Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Visualization Charts in Google Docs

Google Forms and Google Spreadsheets are great tools for collecting and manipulating data sets. Today, Google announced some new enhancements to Google Docs that will allow you to do even more with your data sets. As a history teacher, I'm particularly excited to try out the new timeline slider function available in the motion chart. Other additions include more chart colors, font gauges, and organizational charts. Learn more about the new features in the video below.

Applications for Education
The new chart options in Google Docs forms and spreadsheets will enable students to collect data then manipulate into forms that will them and others interpret the data in the ways that make the most sense to them.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Google for Teachers II - Free Ebook
Free 33 Page Guide - Google for Teachers
Google Fusion Tables - Data Visualization Made Easy