40 Fun Ways to Use an Interactive Timeline in your Lessons

I remember creating timelines in school. These exercises usually involved creating timelines of my life, of others’ lives, of historical events. Each timeline was created in the same manner. To complete the exercise, I used a sheet of graph paper or maybe craft paper, drew a horizontal line with interval markings to show the time, era, or events, then labeled each line. I wasn’t very creative the templates available to me weren’t very helpful either. Let’s take a look at all the ways that we can change up that idea of a timeline and create some engaging digital timelines!

In this blog post, I will provide some pedagogy and ideas for using and creating interactive timelines. I will also provide tips for preparing engaging lessons using timelines. I have brought together 40 ways to use and create an interactive timeline.  Sheryl Place — 

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