Lesson 4- Graphs and Drawing


October 4-10

Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to:
1. Explain the advantages of selected Web 2.0 graphing, charting or drawing tool.
2. Create a graph, chart or drawing using selected Web 2.0 tool.
3. Explain how to use Web 2.0 graphing, charting or drawing tools in the classroom.
Grading for Module- 1 hour credit=100 points
Journal entry on wiki- 25 points
Discussion participation- 25 points
Product- Creation of a graph, chart or drawing- 50 points

Assignment:

  1. Briefly explore the graphs and drawing tools listed in "What Graphs & Drawing Tools are Available". Read the tutorials and idea links for each tool.
  2. Select the tool that you like best and create an account. Create a sample graph, chart, drawing, or timeline.
  3. Answer the discussion questions posted found on the Discussions tab of this wiki page.
  4. Create a "Graphs and Drawing" page on your Wikispace and write your ideas for using the tool you chose personally or in your classroom. Embed or add a link to the graph, chart, drawing, or timeline you created. (Directions for embedding content can be found from the link on the left.)
  5. Read the answers to the discussion questions posted by your fellow Digital Dozen classmates. Respond to any that you feel strongly about or feel you have something to add.

What Graphs & Drawing Tools are Available

Site
Tutorials
Ideas for Using
Chartle
http://www.chartle.com
http://www.chartle.net/static/chartle_tutorial_demo/chartle_tutorial_demo.htm
charts and graphs
Create a Graph
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/help/user_guide/graph/index.asp
create all kinds of graphs
DabbleBoard
http://dabbleboard.com
https://mindmaps.wikispaces.com/dabbleboard#HowTo
http://www.dabbleboard.com/main/video
collaborative whiteboard drawing
Dipity
http://www.dipity.com/
http://blog.dipity.com/2009/07/08/hot-off-the-press-dipity-video-tutorials/

*If you choose to use this site with students, you will need to complete the social networking permission forms.
timeline

Enrichment

Explore other sites for building timelines:

5 sites for building timelines
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/05/five-ways-for-students-to-build.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+freetech4teachers%2FcGEY+(Free+Technology+for+Teachers)


Top 10 Websites for Brainstorming and Mind Mapping

By David Kapuler

Brainstorming/mind mapping has been an educational technique that has been around since the beginning of cognitive thought. "A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, decision making, and writing." (Wikipedia)

This is a tool that facilitates ideas and is collaborative in nature. With the use of Web 2.0 technology, this concept has evolved into an ideal 21st century technology for education. Here are some great resources for the classroom: # Slick Plan - What's not to like? Easy to use, create beautiful flow charts, then embed to a site.
  1. Thinklinkr - Real-time collaborative site where users brainstorm and create a mind map.
  2. Webspiration - The popular desktop application (Inspiration) is now the web... nuff said.
  3. Diagrammr - Quite simply the easiest mind mapping site to use; no registration is necessary, then share the URL w/ others.
  4. Imagination Cubed - Nice looking site that is ideal for interactive whiteboards with the ability to draw your own mind maps.
  5. Edistorm - Real-time mind mapping with sticky notes.
  6. Education Eye - A great way to brainstorm with this innovative search engine.
  7. Mind42 - Nice collaborative mind mapping site that is easy to use.
  8. Mindmeister - Beautiful looking mind mapping site with the ability to embed into a site.
  9. Mindomo - One of the most detailed mind mapping sites with lots of Web 2.0 features, such as sharing, commenting, etc.