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New from Stanford: The interactive Educational Opportunity Project for “educational epidemiology”

Image: Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University

A new interactive data tool from the Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University shares access to information about academic performance across public schools and districts throughout the United States. The platform offers educators, journalists, parents, and policymakers a way to explore and compare data from Stanford’s Education Data Archive (SEDA), the first comprehensive national database of […]

Canva does graphs, charts, and diagrams!

I only recently discovered that Canva, one of our favorite design tools, extends its design magic to support graphing and data visualization.  I cannot tell you how often I wished for a template to create pie, bars, fishbone, concept maps, comparison charts for my instruction, presentations, infographics, and reports. I often struggle to help teachers […]

Show me the data!

Just in time for annual report season, Library Girl, Jennifer LaGarde presented Show Me the Data at the TLVirtual Café on Monday night. This image by Gwyneth Jones expresses the question Jennifer hears from administrators as she travels around the state of North Carolina.  Jennifer contends that we should be able to answer that question […]

Census visualization and a data set round-up

Earlier this week, Gary Price shared news from the Census Bureau relating to its efforts to increase the use of visualization in making data available to the public. Part of the effort is this beautiful gallery.  The Bureau shares its plan: The first posted visualizations will pertain largely to historical population data, building on prior […]