Monday, May 16, 2011

TIme Toast - Create Interactive Timelines  is an easy to use time-line creator that could be your new instructional best friend.  With TimeToast you can create your timeline with a few clicks and view it in text or timeline view.  TimeToast also allows you to add a picture to each event you create in a timeline.  The ability to change views with one click reminds me of the software program, "Inspiration."  The ability to change views supports my keeping it simple philosophy and also promotes classroom differentiation.  Preparing a timeline can help students organize their thoughts.  Creating or filling in timelines promotes scaffolding and research skills. 
              Text View                                                                         Timeline View

With a free log in, you can save all the timelines you create.  After they are completed, timelines can be published on the TimeToast site or kept private, something for teachers to consider.  The ability to save timelines makes this tool valuable for the classroom.  Please follow your school's acceptable use policy when using Web 2.0 tools. 
In addition to creating, you can search and view published timelines by categories.  Give TimeToast a look for your next research project or help your students organize themselves with a timeline. 
I would love to hear how you would use this tool.  Leave a comment with your idea!  

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