Tip #20: The Little Known Power of Timeliner

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TimeLiner software and unitedstreaming make a great team. As in Inspiration, the videos must be saved as Quick Time, but from there the possibilities are only limited to your imagination! Timeliner

One popular topic in Social Studies is the Civil War. To create a timeline, download the video clips from Civil War and then insert them into TimeLiner. From your lessons, students can add in other events in between the States Seccession and Emancipation Proclamation. Go into the image library and find images that also go along with these events.

Timeliner2 Here’s another tip: In TimeLiner you can insert images and video while in the list view. When you go into slideshow mode, the images are there. However, if you go into the mode where you view it as an actual timeline for printing purposes, your images are gone. You can click on the plus sign by each entry to see the notes, videos and images – but they disappear when you go to the next event. If you want to print the timeline, you’ll need to insert the images over the events.  Timeliner3

Don’t forget, you can also use TimeLiner to create a timeline of a science fair project, inserting video clips from How to Prepare a Science Fair Project. Try a timeline on how to solve a mathematical equation or events in a book. Use unitedstreaming to find the video and images. The possibilities are endless! And don’t forget to upload any of the resources you make into the resource library of the Discovery Educator Network’s website.

Did you discover something new? Deliver the discovery to at least three more colleagues and show them the benefits of what you discovered. Then document your event on the report form! Maybe you will win this week!

As always, I am
Ubiquitously yours,
Karen

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