This blog is designed as a resource for CURR 501, Media Literacy, Popular Culture and Education at Rhode Island College, summer 2015. The course is driven by the essential question: How is new media and digital culture produced and consumed in ways that help us understand ourselves and each other in the context of the current educational landscape?

Thursday, July 2, 2015



Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy and intuitive to use.

·        Tool that allows you to build timelines

·        Available in 40 languages


Sources Timeline Uses

It can pull in media from a variety of sources and has built-in support for Twitter, Flickr, Google Maps, YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, Dailymotion, Wikipedia, SoundCloud and more.


Tips & tricks from Timeline

·        Keep it short, and write each event as a part of a larger narrative.

·         Pick stories that have a strong chronological narrative. It does not work well for stories that need to jump around in the timeline.

·         Include events that build up to major occurrences — not just the major events.



1.Getting Started


Download link to Google Spreadsheet using the Timeline template (found on Timeline website)

 *******Don't change the column headers, don't remove any columns, and don't leave any blank rows in your spreadsheet.

2. Publish Your Timeline

3.        Copy/ Paste spreadsheet into the URL Generator Box

4.        Embed the code into your website


Other Features:

·        Has a fantastic frequently asked question section

·        Many pictures and examples of what to do

·        Sample Timelines

·        Free to use

·        Once you publish it public on the web

·        5 out of 10 for ease to use








1 comment:

  1. I feel like this tool has a lot of potential, but I wasn't as impressed with the limitations of jumping around time. Thanks for the tip!