If you’re a Google Docs users, and especially if you’re a user of spreadsheets in Google Docs, you probably know that Google Docs has some nice data visualization tools built into it. Starting today you can use many of those same visualizations in Google Sites. To do this just open the “insert” menu in Google Sites, select “charts,” then select the data set you want to create a visualization of. Visit the Google Docs Blog to learn more about this new option in Google Sites.
Applications for Education
Give students a big spreadsheet or large unorganized data set and they might sit and wonder what to do with it. Take that same data and put it into a easy-to-read graphic and they can do a lot more with it. If you use Google Sites for your course website now, it just got easier to give students accessible data to work with.