Thing 4: Digital Storytelling“>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.


About Kim Nemeth

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am a High School Library Media Specialist in beautiful Saratoga Springs New York. I am an avid reader and am addicted to learning. This blog was originally started as part of the Cool Tools for Schools project in 2012. Since then I have continued to participate in Cool Tools for Schools and add my thoughts here. I found this blog to be an excellent place to refer to when I needed an idea or had a tick mark in my head and needed a reminder. I would love comments and feedback on my posts. Enjoy!
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One Response to Thing 4: Digital Storytelling

  1. Cute timeline. 🙂 And perfect choice for that civil liberties project. Nice!

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