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Timelines are great research tools and perfect for the classroom.
Creating a timeline is easy. It can be done quite quickly and the tool is available to any member of SCLCR. Just follow these steps.
When you start a timeline you only need to include two things: a short title and a description. The title should be no more than a few words long. The description can be up to 2,000 characters long and should provide some context as to the subject and goals of the timelines.
After creating the timeline you will be able to add as many items as you want. You can create items yourself including: people, events, and citations for published works. You can also use any timeline item already in the database. To search for more items, just type in a few keywords and hit search.
Checkboxes will appear next to each search results. Check the box for any items you wish to include in your timeline and press the Add button at the bottom.
Creating timelines is that easy. You can come back and edit your timelines at any point and your work is always automatically saved so you can't lose your work.
If you are an instructor and you want to teach a concept, what better way to present the concept's intricate history than with a timeline?
These and many other approaches force students to think in more than one dimension and will help make the learning process fun.
When they are done, the timelines will stand as finished products attributed to the students by name and can be shared as part of a portfolio or professional preparation.
Here are a few timelines that might interesting or of use:
Creating and editing timelines is a simple process. It's quick and fun.