Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Easy Creation of Data Visualizations

Silk is a free service that offers some fantastic tools for creating and sharing data visualizations. To create a visualization on Silk you can upload data in a spreadsheet, manually enter data, or use one of data sets that Silk provides in their gallery. Once you’ve uploaded data or selected it you can use it to create fourteen different visualizations. To create a different visualization of the same data set simply choose a different visualization style from the Silk menu. In the video embedded below I provide an overview of how to create data visualizations on

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