Students often have trouble putting historical events in chronological order. To truly understand the relationship between events and make connections between different periods in history it’s important to identify when a significant moment took place. Timelines can be helpful tools for students trying to figure out just when the Revolutionary War began or who was president of the United States during a certain era. Students should be able to use these visual aids to gather information, check an answer, and reinforce their understanding of a period in history.
If you are looking to create timelines with your students, TimelineBuilder by Knowledge Quest, Inc. and RWT Timeline by International Reading Association are two great iPad apps. They give students lots of options as they become the creators in their classroom. Teens can apply what they have learned in Social Studies as they make their own timelines.
Have you used timelines in your classroom? Do you have a favorite iPad app you’d like to share? Comment below!
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Visit her site ClassTechTips.com for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.
i beilive we should have ipads in schools because when you get older your expeted to know how to use ipad!