Interactive Timelines Dipity Style
Since I am going to start teaching 6th grade Social Studies I wanted to have a few interactive timelines. I attended this webinar that introduced me to Dipity. Dipity's site makes it simple and easy to make interactive timelines about any subject or topic. The main reason I picked this tool was that you can add a picture, a video, links, and other information to an event. I did notice that there are a few bugs in the system. For example I wanted to make a time line over the Stone Age and the system kept reseting my dates to 1969. I just made sure I put the date I wanted in the title and had everything in the right order. I also notice that Dipity didn't really like Google Chrome so you may want to use FireFox.
- You can add Youtube video clips
- You can add Website Links
- You can add Pictures
- You can view it as a Timeline, Flipbook, a List, or on a Map
- You can embed your timeline
- You can follow others timelines
- Before you have your students create a timeline you should play around with it 1st.
- If you are making a timeline and the dates are BC you should write the date with a minus sign. For example -500
- When setting up your timeline make sure you enter the focus date.
- Enter the date in the title.