Hot on the heels of my preceding post, in which I hinted at the value of being able to visualise data in creative ways and exciting ways, comes a new online service from IBM's Collaborative User Group called Many Eyes. Probably the best way to start with this is to visit the Visualization Gallery and have a play with the some of the maps, charts, graphs and bubble diagrams available. When you get the idea of how it works, try uploading some of your own data, and then blog it using the embed code provided. Below is an example showing the totals of birds that I rung together with my fellow ornithologists, in the Bradford Ornithological Group's study area in 2005
I am not a statistician, but I can see lots of applications for this tool, and I am already convinced it will lead to lots of exciting lessons and activities, for both teachers and students. I look forward to seeing what the real data experts amongst us will generate.