Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Online Graphing Tools

For two years, I was the Technology Specialist at a school in Georgia. During that time, I amassed a large collection of websites that I use with my students. You can download my E-Book of Websites for the Elementary Classroom for free from Teachers Pay Teachers or Smashwords, or, you can check back here each week for the website suggestion.

websites for online graphing

When I taught in the computer lab, one of the skills every grade level worked on was creating graphs.  My K – 2 students worked on kid friendly software that was installed on our computers and I introduced the students in 3rd – 5th grade to Excel.  While these are great options, they cost a lot of money.  Luckily, there are free, online graphing programs available, which work wonderfully in the classroom.  Here are two I particularly like:

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Online Chart Tool

 

 

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Create a Chart - Classic

 

Both of these tools allow students to choose the correct type of graph, enter data, title their graph, label their axis and customize the color scheme. Once your graph is created, the Online Chart Tool allows you to download your graph directly to your computer while the Create a Chart site gives you a printable graph. 

How could you use these websites in your classroom?

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources