December 6, 2010

Dipity

I believe that timelines are one of the most useful and effective tools a Web 2.0 teacher can have in their tool belt. They fit with any classroom content and grade level and with the addition of Web 2.0, our students can now be creative with their designs.
Dipity is a website that allows students and teachers the ability to easily create interactive timelines. We can embed videos, twitter updates, blogs, flickr, and other websites within the timelines.

Sample:
A Look into Middle School Language Arts


Language Arts on Dipity.

Please Note: I found this sample on the Dipity Website. I would love to give credit to what I believe is a fantastic timeline. If you are the author or know the author, please contact me at pharesr@gmail.com.


Can You Use This In Your Classroom?


  • Teachers can use Dipity as a visual way to lay out the years curriculum or to present students with a list of books to be read.
  • I believe it would be beneficial for Science students to use Dipity to follow scientific current events.
  • Language Arts students can track the events of a novel, or to follow the books which they have read or are reading.
  • Social Studies students can follow major current events. There is also a map feature which allows people to view the events from the locations which they took place.
  • Math students could design a Math Dipity that displays leaders of mathematics.

Do you use timelines in your classroom? Please tell us about it in the comments below.

2 comments:

  1. I agree with you that timelines can be a great tool for instruction. This is again another things I have not seen and can't wait to try out!

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  2. Hi Melissa, Thanks for the comment. It is nice to know someone is reading.

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