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8 Excellent Multimedia Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers

Multimedia Timelines are great teaching and learning web tools that we can use with our students. The good thing about these tools is that they present information in such a visually catching way that students become more engaged and on task using them. Timelines can also increase students comprehensible input and boost their memory capacities.

 Regardless of the subject matter you are teaching, you will always find a way to use the timeline tools below in your lessons. For instance, history teachers can use them to create timelines of important historical events and share them with their students. We can also use them for storytelling particularly to capture the chronological proceeding of a story while focusing on certain periods of time or the connection between characters and the setting..

We have curated a list of some of the best timeline tools you can use use in your teaching. Check them out below and as usual share with us your suggestions or additions.

1- TimeGlider

TimeGlider is a cool web-based timeline software that allows users to create, share, collaborate, and plan   different projects. This tool has a very user friendly interface and is free of charge.

2- Meograph

Meograph is another web tool that enables you to easily create , watch and share interactive stories. You can include maps, timeline, links, and multimedia to tell stories in context of where and when.


myHistro is a tool that you can use to create timelines about a historical event or about a story that happens to you . What is really cool about this service is that it lets you geolocate  you timeline using Google Maps.

4- Xtimeline

This is another free timeline creation tool that you can use to create, share and discuss interesting timelines. It also requires a sign up but it is all free.

5- Dipity

This is a free digital timeline service. It helps you organize the web's content by date and time. Using Dipity, you can create, share, embed and collaborate on interactive, visually engaging timelines that integrate video, audio, images, text, links, social media, location and timestamps.

6- Timetoast

This tool though it does not have as neat an interface as the other timeline tools mentioned above, yet it is still a strong tool for creating basic and traditionally crafted timelines.

7- Tik-Toki

Tik-Toki is a web-based service for creating beautiful interactive timelines that you can easily share online with others.

8- Capzles

Capzels was initially created as a photo sharing  site before it developed into slideshow embedding tool. You can use it to create timelines using videos, photos, and audio.

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