Thinkport – My Timeline Feature No log-in required Students can retrieve a timeline they’ve created and continue working on it. Using timeline name and password anyone can look up the timeline. http://timeline.thinkport.org/
Setting Up My Timeline Click button that says, “Make New Timeline” You will be given an option to set- up your timeline, click “Do Not Use Wizard” You will then arrive at a page that looks like this.
Using My Timeline Click “New Item” to create a point on the timeline. Without doing the original set-up you can only have two “dates” on your timeline, but you can have as many items as you’d like. Items on the timeline can be edited as desired. Images may be selected from the Thinkport library.
Saving on My Timeline Click on “Save” and a screen will pop up for you to enter your project name, password, and/or an email for the timeline to be sent to. Timeline can be retrieved at any point using the name or password.
Timetoast.com – Online Timeline Log-in required. Timelines can be saved, shared, embedded, edited as desired. More features than Thinkport version. http://www.timetoa st.com Go through sign-up to create account.
Using TimeToast Once you sign-in click on the link that says, “your timelines” in the right corner. You will be taken to a screen that looks like this Click “add a new timeline”
Using TimeToast The following window will pop up. You’re not required to put in an image for your timeline, you are required to name your timeline (these can be edited at a later time).
Using TimeToast Once you’ve named your timeline you will be brought to a blank timeline. Click “Add Event” and this window will pop up. You can fill in as much or as little information as you want. When finished click “Create Event” and it will appear on your timeline.
Sharing on Timetoast The timeline you’ve been working on is in draft mode, meaning only you can see it. When you’re ready to share click “your timeline” in the right corner. You will then be given the option to “publish” your timeline. Once published your timeline can be turned back into a draft.
Bubbl.us Has a sign-in option, but is not required. If not using sign-in your work cannot be saved (can be printed or downloaded). Very simple to use. Great for concept mapping/webs. https://bubbl.us/
Using Bubbl.us Click the center bubble in order to name. Control+Enter creates a sibling bubble that descends from the center bubble. Tab creates a second center bubble. Bubbles can be dragged to move, and deleted by clicking on the bubble (a menu will pop up).
Scribble Maps Scribble Maps allows students to access Google Maps, draw and write on them. Maps can be saved without creating a log-in. Maps can be shared without creating a log-in. http://www.scribble maps.com
Using Scribble Maps Click on “Create Map” button in the left corner. You can exit out of the first window the pops up. You will be taken to a page that looks like this with a location bar at the top, you can type in as specific of a location as you’d like.
Using Scribble Maps Shapes, lines, images, text, and place markers can be added to the map. Have fun!
Saving and Sharing Click on the “Menu” button in the left corner of your map. This will bring up a menu that looks like this. Click on save map (you will need to fill in all categories in order to save). You will then be prompted to put in a password.
Storybird Students can read and/or create stories using Storybird. Sign-in is required to create a story, but not to read stories. http://storybird.com
Reading on Storybird Select the “Read” link in the left corner. You will be taken to a page of most recent/popular stories to click on and read. Stories can also be searched for. Click on a story to read.
Creating a Story onStorybird Click on “Create” in the left corner. You will be taken to a page with various artists illustrations to work with. Click on one of the styles youre interested in working with.
Creating a Story onStorybird Once you select an artists work youre interested in you will be taken to a page that looks like this. There will be a button in the left corner that says, “start a storybird” click on that button to begin designing your book.
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