Swivel- YouTube for Data (well as close as data’s likely to get anyway)


This is a perfect tool for teachers. Upload your own data sets and correlate away. You can now analyze your data and the data uploaded by other site members (currently all data is public). Once you’ve got things set up, Swivel then creates the html to allow you to easily embed different flavors of the graph in your blog or web site (that’s one of their’s above- and it allows a lot of customization).

It makes data look good and it’s really easy to embed in blogs or webpages. The possible uses in History, English, Science and Math are pretty obvious. But it’d also be a great way to communicate with parents at a school or district level. Testing data will be public anyway so you might as well make it look good and the ability to compare different data sets visually and to share them is simply amazing.

Between this site and DabbleDB I see it becoming a lot easier for teachers to really integrate powerful data analyzation and manipulation into the day to day operation of their classrooms.

via TechCrunch

Comments on this post

  1. Dmitry Dimov said on December 12, 2006 at 2:12 am

    Jim and Tom,

    Thank you for trying out Swivel. It’s inspiring to hear that you think Swivel could be useful for teachers. We have a long way to go to make Swivel as easy to use and as useful as we would like, and your encouragement helps us a lot. Please come by Swivel some more and let us know what we can do better.

    Thank you,
    Dmitry Dimov
    Product Chief & Cofounder

  2. Brian Mulloy said on December 12, 2006 at 5:03 am

    thanks for the post. I forwarded it to my sister and brother-in-law, who are both teachers. swing on by Swivel and let me know if you have any questions or if we can help you at all.

    Brian Mulloy
    CEO & Cofounder

  3. Christopher said on December 12, 2006 at 7:59 am

    Well I will be looking into that. Thanks.