On Sunday evening a reader of my Practical Ed Tech Newsletter answered with a question about creating timelines. She was looking for suggestions for a timeline tool that her 10th grade students could use to create a timeline based on books they’ve read. This is something I’ve done with some of my own students in the past, so I had a few suggestions at the ready.
Using one of Canva’s timeline templates is my second choice for creating a timeline from a book. While it doesn’t support as many media types as Timeline JS, you could argue that the aesthetics of Canva timelines are much better than those of Timeline JS. Here’s my demo how to create a timeline in canva.