Timelines

Eight Online Tools for Creating Timelines

Richard Byrne - FreeTech4Teachers.com

 


 

Multimedia options

Collaboration options

Registration required

iPad/ tablet compatibility

Output/ publishing

Interesting Features

History In Motion

historyinmotion.org

Video

Images 

Text

No.

Yes.

Display: Yes

Creation: No

Link.

Embed.

Timelines can be synchronized with maps. 

Sutori

sutori.com

Images

Text 

Video (requires paid plan)

Yes.

Yes.
Register with email or use a Google or Edmodo account.

Display: yes

Creation: yes

Embed code for posting on blog/ website. 

Direct link to view.

Share to Google Classroom.

Vertical display of timeline instead of traditional horizontal view. 

 

You can build quiz questions into timeline.

Timeline JS

timeline.knightlab.com

Text

Images

Videos

Yes, if you collaborate through Google Spreadsheets*

Google Account required.

Display: yes

Creation: no

Embed code for posting  on blog / website.

Supports inclusion of audio links. 

RWT Timeline

bitly.com/1ym46nY

Text 

Images

No.

No.

iPad app

bitly.com/1vMTI7C

Web app

bitly.com/1ym46nY

PDF.

Image saved on camera roll.

Easy for elementary school students to use. 

Flippity Timeline

Flippity.net

Text

Images

Video

Yes. Through Google Sheets.

Google Account Required

Display: yes

Creation: no

Link to stand-alone webpage for the timeline.

Vertical display of timeline.

Canva

Canva.com

Text

Images

Video

Audio

Yes**

Yes

Display: yes

Creation: yes

Link

Embed

PPT Slides

PDF

Integrated public domain image and video search. 

 

Google Slides

            &

PowerPoint

 

Text 

Images

Videos

Audio

 

Yes

 

Yes. 

Use G Suite or Microsoft account credentials.

 

Display: yes

Creation: yes

 

Google Slides

 

PowerPoint

Find timeline templates in Google Slides in “Insert” menu under “diagrams.”

 

Find PPT timeline templates at http://bit.ly/2GUixYD 

*Timeline JS utilizes Google Spreadsheets as the basis of timeline event creation. Students collaborate on a spreadsheet to build timelines. A video of the process is available at https://youtu.be/On-PUXqu9yo

**Canva offers collaboration features if you have a “Pro” plan. Pro plans are available to teachers and students for free at canva.com/education