Timeline Tools

Helping students understand the relationship of events can be difficult, whether it is events from history or in a story. One way to overcome the difficulty is to have them create a timeline of key happenings.
  • Capzles - with Capzles, teachers and students can add photos, videos, audio, and text to their timeline and make them unique by personalizing them with special colors, backgrounds and music. You can also edit your Capzle sharing options and control who can view it. Then, you can share your capzle via embedding a blog, wiki or other webpage
  • Dipity - Why use Dipity? Dipity allows users to create free timelines online. Digital timelines are a great way to increase traffic and user engagement on your website.
  • History In Motion- offers powerful, easy-to-use features so you can create historical scenarios, animate events, share your work with others, and explore history in a way that was never before possible.
  • Hstry.co - students can discover a new way to create, explore, and engage students. Although they can't collaborate it does allow for questioning within the timeline.
  • Meograph is the easiest way to create multimedia stories. With no training you can quickly create stories about the news, history, travels, life events and stories. Much of what Meograph offers can be accomplished in Google Earth. However, Meograph is browser-based so that students can create stories even if they cannot install Google Earth on their computers.
  • MyHistro functions both as a timeline builder and a map creation tool. Built your personal timeline or a timeline about a theme or event in history. Each event that you place on your timeline can be located using Google Maps.
  • OfficeTimeline - create timelines in Microsoft Office - Download the Office Add On and use in PowerPoint
  • OurStory is a platform for creating rich media timelines. OurStory goes beyond blogging to permanently capture life's stories in words and photos. Publish or share the stories privately with family and friends.
  • ReadWriteThink allows students to create and organize events. Saving capability allows them to come back to unfinished work, or they can share their final timeline with friends and family via e-mail.
  • Tiki-Toki is web-based software for creating beautiful interactive timelines that you can share on the internet. Free account sign up.
  • Timeglider helps you create and publish interactive timelines. With this web tool you can also highlight important events by increasing their size compared to other events. Create your zooming/planning interactive timelines with TimeGlider for free!
  • TimeToast timeline maker
  • Timeline JS is a powerful timeline creator by Northwestern University that is both easy to use and filled with features. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet, which is great for making collaborative timelines. Timeline JS can then pull in media to document events in the timeline from a variety of sources and has built-in support for Twitter, Flickr, Google Maps, YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, Dailymotion, Wikipedia, SoundCloud, and more. No registration or account is required.
  • TimeRime is very similar to xTimeLine and it allows users to create timelines that include text, images, audio, and video. What is great about TimeRime is the fact that you can have more than one type of media for each event on your timeline. After you’re finished, you can embed the timeline in a blog or share it via email.
  • SoftSchools Timeline Maker easy and quick to use. Can embed into a website.
  • Xtimeline is a free web-based timeline creation tool that is very accessible to high school students. Now you can easily create and share timelines with pictures and videos.