I read a blog post a couple weeks ago about Capzles, an online tool that can be used to make interactive timelines! Sounds cool, huh? I’ll admit I haven’t used this with my students yet, but it is on my list of tools to try. The timelines can have pictures, videos, links to websites, audio, and you can organize it all in a really intuitive format. (see the examples below) If you are interested in learning more you MUST check out this blog post and video by Kelly Tenkely at iLearn Technology…she also has made a fantastic video explaining how to create a Capzle!
Even though I haven’t had time to use this tool to create with my kids, I spent some time exploring the archives of Capzles that others have made and I found some great resources that I can use in my classroom now, and in the future. Like this Capzle about traveling across the regions of Texas! My kids will have love to looking at the pictures from each region! I’m going to embed this in my classroom blog for Tuesday!
Or here is one where a teacher goes around to different people with a video camera, asking them “Why should my students learn about history?” This would be such a neat way to start the year off in Social Studies!
To use Capzles you need to create a free account and unfortunately you do need an email…but you could create a classroom account or use a burn email address to create accounts for your students! Then you can go to work. It is super easy. And if you don’t have time to create, I suggest you explore some of the already created Capzles!
And then go ahead and share it forward!