Imagine if a students could keep a complete digital timeline of everything they accomplish/learn throughout a school year. They can add links to their blog entries, videos of learning experiences, maps of important places they visited, podcasts, digital photos, etc and create a living personal history. How better to help a student understand history than to allow them to create their own. Think of the discussions on bias and embellishment as students reflect on how they are creating their personal history as they study others timelines. Create FB pages for historical figures and have students create timelines for them. Link timelines in online textbooks for millions of people to learn from each day.
This powerful tool can help connect students to the study of history and create a living document for them to take with them. Imagine if your students applied to college or interviewed for a job and they could open an entire education/work history in multimedia format. The add-on is not currently available, but if you follow the link below you can watch a short video and sign up for notification when it becomes available.