Online Timeline Creators
Most standardized tests have questions based on timelines. One of the best ways to teach students how to read and interpret timelines is to have them create a few throughout the school year.
Here are a few “out of the box” ideas you may wish to try:
On the first day of class, have students create timelines of their daily or weekly school schedules.
#2 Getting to Know You
During the first weeks of school, have each student create a timeline of significant events in his/her life. Ask students to not include names in the timelines. Display these on a bulletin board for students to guess which timeline belongs to which student.
#3 Life Cycle
In place of the traditional circle life cycle, have students use a timeline generator to illustrate the stages of an animal’s life.
Have students select one animal to show the progression from its first existence up to present day or its extinction.
#5 Book Report
Use a timeline generator for students to summarize the main events in a book.
Ask students to make up a character and create a timeline of his/her life. Take up the completed timelines and redistribute them randomly. Students then write narratives based on the characters in the outlines they receive.
Create timelines for inventions. Keep the inventions general for better results. For example:
- Ways to Preserve Food
- Farming Tools
Have students interview a family member or friend. They should use the information to create timelines of the lives of the people interviewed. This works especially well if students interview a grandparent. The finished timelines may be used as gifts for Grandparents Day. National Grandparents Day is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Grandparents Day for 2015 is September 13.
Each image is linked to the website. Just click it to visit the site. I have included a YouTube video when available for each site that will give you an overview of how the timeline generator works.
#2 Tiki Toki
Formative is a platform for creating real-time formative assessments.
#3 ReadWriteThink Timeline
#5 Our Story
#7 My Histro
#8 Time Rime