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Uses of Timelines in Education

Timelines are classic teaching tools used to help students visually understand concepts of chronology and history. Web 2.0 timeline tools are being used to allow students to collaboratively build multimedia timelines. They've been incorporated into social studies, history, environmental science and art history classes

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  • - easy way to create and collaborate on web 2.0 style multimedia timelines with videos, photos and text (FREE)
  • - Similar functionality to xtimeline, collaborate and share timelines with the added feature that adding location data for an event automatically inserts a Google map in the entry.
  • MIT - great tool, but requires programming skills to use effectively (FREE, creative commons)
  • - allows you to create attractive timelines, but lacks the social and collaborative functionalities that xtimeline has (FREE)

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