If you like the online resource ReadWriteThink you’ll want to check out some of their mobile apps including Timeline. This app is available on both iPads and Android tablets and makes it easy for students to create timelines. In addition to their timeline creator app for mobile devices, students can also make timelines on computers on ReadWriteThink’s website.
Timeline Creator App and Website
With this totally free timeline creator app kids can chart the events of a story or demonstrate their understanding of important moments during a period in history. It’s a dynamic tool that lends itself well to a variety of tasks – in any subject area.
I love how easy the ReadWriteThink are to use on any device. You can open up this timeline creator on a web browser to show off to students on an interactive display board before introducing the mobile app in stations. Like any open-ended creation tool it’s all about how you use it in the classroom. You might ask students to retell a story, sequence an event from history, or share the steps to complete a science experiment.
If you’ve heard me share some of my favorite strategies for using digital tools in the classroom at an event this year, you’ve probably heard me use the phrase tasks before apps (it’s also the title of one of my books). I use this phrase as a “gut check” to remind everyone to make sure they are putting the learning first and using digital tools to elevate and energize instruction. From an education technology perspective, it’s easy to get excited about the digital version of something we used to do with paper and pencil.
This timeline creator app and website lets users incorporate a variety of media, share their work digitally and interact with information as you think about a sequence. Learn more and jump into this awesome app by heading over to ReadWriteThink’s website!