I said I’d post this information from the lecture, so here you go. Many of these were drawn from this excellent post by Poynter. Remember your assignment: Each of you needs to put up at least one post using one of these tools by the end of the semester (preferably to your group blog). I call it an “assignment” because there’s not really a better word, but it’s not really hard work – if anything, getting into these should give you new ways to feed the beast.
- Wordle.net (word clouds)
- Dipity.com (interactive timelines)
- Batchgeo.com (interactive maps)
- ManyEyes (data visualization)
In addition, here’s a link I just found (via Mindy McAdams) to a bunch of free infographics tools! You can make charts with Hohli, diagrams and flow charts with Creately, vector drawings and graphics with Inkscape, and lots more.