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Our Story

  1. 1. Our Story by: Josh Nissen www.ourstory.com
  2. 2. Table of Contents • “Our Story” Defined • Features – Home, Sets, and Explore • Classroom Benefits • Links
  3. 3. “Our Story” Defined • “Our Story” is a web-based application that allows you to “save stories, photos, and videos on a collaborative timeline.” • Allows user to: – Make a timeline about anything – Collaborate with friends and family – Share it with anyone – Add it to MySpace or your Blog Our Story
  4. 4. Features • Website has a 3-tab layout for easier use. – Home – Question Sets – Explore • Also has a site search feature as well as log in / join link. Our Story
  5. 5. Home • Gives an example timeline. • Explains how the application works. • Offers different featured timelines. • Presents you with the opportunity to create your own timeline for free. Our Story
  6. 6. Question Sets • Offers 9 different sets of questions to help you get started on your timeline. – Story sets include, “My Story,” “Family Story,” “Our Story,” and more. Our Story
  7. 7. Explore • Gives a few different blog type postings from others timelines, presumably to aid in adding information to your timeline. Our Story
  8. 8. Classroom Benefits • Timelines can be powerful educational tools. – Useful to help students understand the sequence of events as well as cause and effect situations. – Provides an avenue for the student to get excited about researching a historical event or person. – Allows for student to research their own family and where they have come from. Our – This site wonderfully accommodates group Story
  9. 9. Links • www.ourstory.com – Homepage for the application • http://www.slideshare.net/digitalmaverick/a -guide-to-using-ourstory – More helpful information about the application • http://www.pbs.org/teachers/learning.now/ 2008/01/its_time_for_a_more_open_timel _1.html – Offers additional classroom insight Our Story

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