We help you teach Datawrapper
As soon as you become a Datawrapper user, you might want to teach Datawrapper in your own or in other organizations to introduce others to the wonderful world of chart & map-making. We love that. And we want to support that. That’s why we’re offering training slides, which – hopefully – make it easier for you to prepare and give Datawrapper workshops:
Use or adjust them for your own Datawrapper workshop
You can find the 240 slides of exercises and other modules on Google Slides: tiny.cc/datawrapper-workshop
From there, you can download the slides as a Powerpoint file or PDF. You can use this material for all kinds of commercial and noncommercial workshops without attributing us. (You can also print these slides, but only in a workshop context.)
We prepared both talk slides (“modules”) and exercises for you. All slides contains speaker notes (View > Show speaker notes) with suggestions on what to talk about while showing them.
The modules are the “talk” part of your workshop.
Use them to explain what you can do with Datawrapper:
Introduces Datawrapper and its core features, like responsiveness, hover effects, themes, and the pricing.See the Slides
Datawrapper vis types
(charts, maps, tables)
Shows some of the chart types you can create, all the map types (choropleth, symbol, and locator maps), and table features.See the Slides
Explains the colorblind check, live updates, PNG, SVG & PDF export and team features.See the Slides
Lists and explains where workshop attendees can get help or inspiration when working with Datawrapper in the future.See the Slides
The exercises are the “do” part of your workshop.
We prepared five of them with different difficulty levels. All of them work great for demos (= you show attendees how it’s done but they don’t follow along) and for workshops in which attendees build Datawrapper visualizations on their own laptops.
These exercises are not set in stone. Adjust them to your needs: If your organization re-uses a certain dataset again and again, show your workshop participants how to use this one in Datawrapper. If you teach in a country/city with a great open data portal, use their data. If you teach people in a certain field, try to get data from that field.
You will find that every exercise comes with a lot of screenshot slides that show the whole process. We don’t recommend that you show these slides during your workshop. Instead, open Datawrapper in the browser and show everything your attendees are supposed to do, live. This way, you can react to spontaneous questions (“Can I do x, too?”).
How to get started with
these training materials
Here are some ideas on how to make the most of these modules and exercises in the next Datawrapper training you’re giving:
If you have any other ideas on how to support you best in teaching Datawrapper, please let us know! Please also get in touch if there’s any feature you miss being covered in the training slides. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Like always, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.