Reitz High School

Reitz High School
Evansville, IN

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Digital Timelines

Timelines can be used for just about any subject.  In math, a timeline could be created for the dates in which different mathematicians lived.  You could also include what they have contributed to the field of math.  In science class, an invention timeline or a timeline of the different spacecraft used in the United States space program would be interesting.  In social studies and history you could have timelines over a variety of topics.  You could even create a timeline for a family vacation.
There are a variety of webtools for the curation of a timeline to choose from.  One that I like is Dipity.  Dipity is a free digital timeline website. You can organize content by date and time. Users can create, share, embed and collaborate on interactive and visually engaging timelines that integrate video, audio, images, text, links, social media, location and timestamps.

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To sign up for dipity, you will need to go to www.dipity.com and create an account.  Fill out the first and last name blanks and then create a username.  Next, you will need to provide your email address and make a password.  Lastly you will need to type in the security number shown at the bottom of the screen.

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Once you have created an account and have signed in, you are ready to begin creating a timeline.

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You will then be asked to fill in a topic, make a description, choose a category, pick a timezone, upload a thumbnail, and decide to collaborate or share with someone.

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Then click continue to add events to your timeline.

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Below are a few more  good timeline sites.

http://www.tiki-toki.com/
http://timeglider.com/
http://www.capzles.com/
http://www.ourstory.com/

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