Digital Tools

The Action Lab teaches research and storytelling with a wide variety of digital tools:

  • See our open-source code and data for all projects on GitHub (
  • Data Visualization for All ( — an open-access online textbook to create interactive charts and maps with free tools (including Google Sheets, Tableau Public, Highcharts, Leaflet, GitHub, and more)
  • Geographic information system (GIS) mapping with ArcGIS (license) and QGIS (open-source)
  • Statistical analysis tools
  • Video editing (iMovie)
  • and more