Digital Tools

Explore these great digital tools for use in your own projects

Onodo is a visualisation tool which was created in 2015 by the Spanish civil societal organisation Civio. Its goal is to visualise complex networks and to support story-telling. Because Onodo is easy to use, the target audience does not need any technical knowledge to construct a network visualization.


Voyant Tools is an open-source, web-based application for performing text analysis. It supports scholarly reading and interpretation of texts or corpus, particularly by scholars in the digital humanities, but also by students and the general public.

Google – My Maps

My Maps is a feature in Google Maps that enables users to create custom maps for personal use or sharing.


Palladio is a web-based platform developed at Stanford University for the visualization of complex, multi-dimensional data.

Google Docs

Google Docs has the ability to convert documents using optical character recognition.

Excel / Google Sheets

Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets are used for collating and manipulating large volumes of data.


OpenRefine (previously Google Refine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; and extending it with web services and external data.

Read and Write Gold Extension

Read&Write is a software toolbar that helps students create and access content with the literacy support features needed to engage with a personalized learning experience – helping every member of the class meet their full potential.

Great for all subjects across the curriculum, Read&Write offers support with everyday tasks like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments and proofing written work. Text-to-speech to hear words, passages, or whole documents read aloud with easy-to-follow dual color highlighting. Text and picture dictionaries to see the meaning of words explained. With speech-to-text, dictate words to assist with writing, proofreading & studying. Word prediction offers suggestions for the current or next word as you type. Collect highlights from text in documents or the web for summarizing and research. Create and listen to voice notes directly inside of Google Docs. Simplify and summarize text on web pages to remove ads and other copy that can be distracting

Microsoft Sway

Useful for creating digital exhibitions presentations, and documentation in minutes.