Monday, February 18, 2013

Time Line Applications Meet Common Core

Updates to web-based time line creators, like Tiki-Toki, WhenInTime, TimeToast and Dipity have greatly improved the information and media students can add to their projects.  Improvements to adding images, video and audio engage students in ways hand-created time lines cannot.  Teachers can create class accounts and time lines can be embedded to class websites for reaching a wider audience.
These applications are made for recounting historical events, but they can be used for plotting story lines and tracking events in non-fiction reading.  

CC Connection: Time line applications like these can help meet reading standards for literacy in History/Social Studies standard #7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

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