Are you using data in your class to investigate the world? One excellent source of data, the World Bank’s Databank, has just re-vamped their interface. To find out what they’ve done, click the image to go to their video:
- Two main panels: one for variable selection/editing, one for preview
- Variables can be filtered
- Standard visualizations can be created within Databank
You can save and share your reports online, and you can also export your data to work with it in other programs. For a more in-depth video tutorial on how to use Databank, click here.
Explore the datasets, then take a turn at creating charts, graphs, tables, or maps with them. For tips on how to create effective data visualizations, see the tutorials Data Visualizations: Charts, Graphs, and Tables, Data Visualizations: Maps, and Data Visualizations: Use and Misuse. (All WorldView programs have these tutorials.)
Preview WorldView Software’s programs for free at http://www.worldviewsoftware.com/preview/