Google Fusion Tables is an application that helps users "gather, visualize, and share data online." As one of our group members mentioned, it is almost like a GoogleDocs for spreadsheets. Once data is posted online, users can use Fusion Tables to create maps, timelines, charts, and tables that help them visualize data. Filters on the data can help users tailor what they're looking at and dis-aggregate it.

TFAers could conceivably use Fusion Tables to send classroom data to their PDs upon request. Since Fusion Tables allows several unique users to combine data in one place, students could use it to post and analyze data from assignments or projects. Schools could use Fusion Tables to track data across the entire building. City Schools Data Link offers this sort of meta-data analysis, but the advantage Fusion Tables would have over CSDL is that students and parents could access the data as well.