She's a biology teacher and would like to have the kids research a scientist (she wants them to realize that these people were "real" people) and create a class timeline for them to put all of their scientists on.
My goal: Find a way for them to collaborate on an online timeline.
Here are the choices I've found so far:
1. Softschools.com - It's a really basic, boring option. Not a fan.
2. Xtimeline.com - This one looks pretty good and is pretty easy to set up. This may be my winner. Collaboration is iffy.
3. Capzles.com - I posted a query to google+ and someone suggested this. It's a really easy to use website but doesn't put dates or descriptions; it's pretty media based. Still in the running.
4. Tiki-toki.com - I've played with this a little but need to come back to it
5. Chronozoom.com - Again, a suggestion from Google+. I don't think this fits the project, but it's a super cool website. It's a huge timeline that covers from the beginning of the universe until today; it's prepopulated with descriptions and videos and you get to zoom around until you find the time you want. Very neat. I forwarded this to some of the science and social studies teachers here in the building.
This last one is my winner for now, especially considering that the teacher would like to have students collaborate on the timeline. It was sent to me by someone on Google+, and it uses information from a google spreadsheet to create the timeline... talk about a great way to have students collaborate! I want to play with it some more, but it's one that I'll definitely forward on as an option. It's called Timeline JS.
If you have any other suggestions, please feel free to send them on!