Create Interactive Timelines #antiworksheet

by Kristie Burk, DASD Coordinator of Cyber and Blended Learning

knight lab.pngInstead of asking students to answer questions in a worksheet….

…ask them to create an interactive timeline. Timelines help students understand the passage of time and how events impact each other. Timeline by Northwestern University Knight Lab allows students to make beautiful, interactive timelines easily. To “personalize” their timelines, students can add text, images, embedded Google maps, embedded videos, sound clips, and more.  Although interactive timelines have obvious use in a social studies class, they can also be used to plot events in a book, steps in a scientific process, the evolution of an artist’s work,  and more.

Another similar tool to use that we’ve reviewed before is Timeline by readwritethink.org.

 

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