Please note: If you or your students wish to create graphs and charts based on a dataset then I recommend you take a look at Google Docs: Spreadsheets.
If you wish to create mind maps then take a look at the Mind Map page.
Finally if you want the freedom to create 'freehand' diagrams collaboratively then you should check out the Collaborative Whiteboards page
On this page you will find links to software that allow you and your students to create a variety of different diagrams, please click on one of the links below to learn more:
- Google Docs Drawings - You can create collaborative diagrams using Google Docs, click here to learn how.
- Lovely Charts - This site lets you create professional looking flowcharts, network diagrams & site maps for free.
- Dragram.ly - Another online diagram maker but with a much more traditional interface which may appeal to people used to desktop based software.
- Exploratree - This site has lots of ready made templates that you and your students can customise to produce online diagrams, it's a bit like the "smart art" feature in Powerpoint.
- Dia - Dia is free software that you must download and install onto your computer before you can use it.
"Dia is roughly inspired by the commercial Windows program 'Visio', though more geared towards informal diagrams for casual use.
It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams.
It currently has special objects to help draw entity relationship diagrams, UML diagrams, flowcharts, network diagrams, and many other diagrams."
"Google drawings makes it easy to create charts, diagrams, wireframes, and other schematics. "