Session Number BDTu03-H

BDTu03-H
2016 Session
Interactive Timelines
Audra Kaplan, Tech Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Janice DeBenedictis, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District

Level: Intermediate
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

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Create interactive timelines using Knightlab Timeline, a web based tool that integrates well with Google Drive. Whether though the LucidPress website or Google Drive students have an opportunity to work collaboratively or individually with a timeline project file. Using the project file, a Google spreadsheet template, users can create a visually pleasing electronic timelines by simply adding text or weblinks. Timelines can include images, YouTube or Vimeo videos, Google Maps, Tweets, text, or audio from SoundCloud.com. Once published, this tool generates a web link that makes it easy to share with your audience. You can even embed your timeline on most web pages. Students and staff at GDRHS have used this technology to generate timelines for classes like Psychology, Social Studies, ELA, and Technology as well as some extracurricular activities. Some of these timelines include a "schedule" of events as part of Women's History Month from March of 2014, a Personality timeline that asked students to reflect on moments in their life that helped shaped their personality, and a partial history of Google.
Equipment needed: Students need a laptop or Chromebook to set up and access the appropriate Sheet template through Google drive.
Software needed: Google account requried