InspireData - The Visual Way to Explore and Understand Data

 
 

The visual way to explore and understand data

Students use InspireData® to investigate, analyse, and represent data and information in dynamic graphs and charts. InspireData tools make it easy to change variables and plot types so students can explore data in multiple, meaningful ways. This encourages them to investigate data analytically, ask more questions, and apply their understanding of the data to form better conclusions and continue exploration.

 

InspireData helps students to successfully:

  • Build data literacy
  • Develop analytical skills
  • Strengthen critical thinking
Move instantly from data collection to analysis with InspireData

 

Inspire students to explore and understand data  

 
Develop Data Literacy
Explore Data Dynamically
Grounded in Education Research

 


 

InspireData® is a powerful data analysis tool. As students visually explore data in science, mathematics and humanities, they improve data literacy and strengthen important analytical skills.

Move instantly from data collection to analysis with InspireData

 


Develop Data Literacy

As students organize and analyse data, they ask meaningful questions and dig deeper to solve problems. They move beyond simply memorising facts and start acquiring the skills of reasoning, inquiry and communication. This process builds data literacy and makes learning a richer, more meaningful experience.

Collect and organise data 

Students use InspireData's Table View to enter, import and customise data from experiments or research activities.

In Table View, students:

  • Start with any of InspireData's 100+ content-rich databases, or create a new database by easily entering new information or importing data from the Internet or other database sources
  • Collect data anytime, anywhere using the new InspireData e-Survey tool. Create and publish an online survey to gather data, then instantly download results to jumpstart analysis.
  • Enter multiple data types easily, such as numbers, text, lists, series and formulas
  • Select and define field formats and valid list content to ensure consistent data collection
  • Customise table properties or create multiple tables within a database
  • Add notes to reference sources and provide explanations

Analyse data with multiple plot types
Venn, bar, stack, pie and axis plots offer students multiple ways to visualise and investigate data.


Venn, bar, stack, pie and axis plots offer students multiple ways to visualise and investigate data.

In Plot View, students:

  • Change plot variables, setting axis labels to further explore data
  • View data as it changes over time with animated time series
  • Customise plots with labels, colors and unique icons
  • Use the Slide Show feature to capture and present analysis
  • Perform calculations and use basic statistical tools, such as mean, media and summary counts, to support conclusions and summarise data
  • Display line of best fit and line graphs in axis plots to connect data points or to clarify data relationships and investigate trends


Explore Data Dynamically 

Venn, bar, stack, pie and axis plots
Students analyse data using integrated plots and determine the most appropriate way to visualise information.

 

Venn, bar, stack, pie and axis plots Students analyse data using integrated plots and determine the most appropriate way to visualise information.

View data as it changes over time using an animated time series

 

Customisable icons
Easily recognise patterns and bring more visual meaning to plots with customisable icons. Students can create or import icons or choose from more than 100 icons in InspireData's library.

 

Easily recognise patterns and bring more visual meaning to plots with customisable icons.

 

Statistical tools and formulas
Students use statistical tools and formulas to support conclusions and summarise data.

More plot options

Display line of best fit and line graphs in axis plots to connect data points or to clarify data relationships and investigate trends.


Grounded in Education Research

Originally funded under a grant from the National Science Foundation, InspireData has been developed by TERC and published by Inspiration Software. TERC is a leading educational research and development lab committed to improving mathematics and science teaching and learning.