Tuesday, 6 April 2010

TimeToast - Create timelines


Really useful, easy to use resource for creating timelines. You will need to set up an account to create and edit the timelines. The way I got round this is by setting a generic school account and gave children password and to access it so they can all add further events. The downside of this is that you can't see who added what but just ask children to add their name to the end of thier entry. Also, you need to make your timeline public in order to embed it in your website/learning platform.

Very easy to set up, you can add pictures for each event as well as a picture to go with the title. Once you have made the timeline public you have the object to embed it.

Ways to use:
  • Historical timelines, obviously
  • Year 6 Biographies/Autobiographies - children could create timelines for chosen subject of biography or create a personal one when writing thier own autobiographies (be careful with privacy issues here if children using thier own photographs - perhaps keep these as draft rather than publishing.
Example: http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/47092
(had problem with embedding here but worked fine on my site)

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