https://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline3/latest/embed/index.html?source=1uhQ14d0Dm9hzLFj6Wo90FQRu8Hxr4bjZ4WPeUyTZRTM&font=Default&lang=en&initial_zoom=2&height=650“>TimelineJSThe article 6 Reasons You Should Be Doing Digital Storytelling with Your Students provided valid reasons to use storytelling with students with a clear list of how digital storytelling mirrors the writing process.
The best part of this article was the tip to use Photos For Class for creative commons licensed photos complete with citations! The citation in this photo is small but it is there!
For this lesson I am diving in deeper to Digital Timelines. The tools I have used in the past no longer serve their purpose and I am looking for a new tool. I am currently working with an 11th Grade English class on a civil liberties research project. The students identified a civil liberty from a literary fiction book they read. They then need to identify three major time periods and the notable court cases and legislation that impacted that liberty. A tool that they could use to creatively demonstrate their learning would be a nice change from the paper.
This is my example of a teen life using TimelineJS:
Love love love how easy this tool is to use! Students will need a google account then all you do is edit a spreadsheet. You can incorporate pretty much anything on the web: Twitter, YouTube, Google Maps, photos, you name it you can add it.
Easy to use. Creative. Flexible. Easy to edit. No logon needed. Definitely a tool to explore with my students.