The New York Times Visualization Lab looks like it’s going to be a fascinating place to visit periodically.

The paper has just created the site. It provides data the newspaper gathers (it looks like they are adding new information regularly) and then users can choose from a variety of different options to “visualize” it. You’re then provided a link and an embed code for your creation. Students could then post it on their own website and describe it. It appears like you can do all that without registering.

Not only can this be a neat place for English Language Learners to gain a better understanding and analysis of current events through the use of visuals, but it can also offer them higher-order thinking opportunities to try and identify which form of visualization portrays a more accurate perspective.

I’ll be placing a link to it on my website under News.