Teacher Review for TimelineJS

Kept the focus on the information not design.

Craig T.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I had students create a timeline of what our History class covered for the semester. As a special education teacher I hid most of the columns and only required students to fill in the dates and titles of the events. Then I revealed the column where they could add pictures, then groups, then backgrounds. This caused them to review the events multiple times before the midterm to make sure they understood the material.
My Take
I liked it because students could not get caught up in the details that are not the focus of the lesson. There were no students changing fonts or colors until all the information was in. The limits of the program as a spreedsheet were seen as a strength in my eyes.