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Dipity - Interactive Timelines

Taking the yawn out of studying dates
I decided to spent some time exploring Dipity, because, according to their website, "Dipity is the fastest and easiest way to bring history to life with stunning multimedia timelines".  I decided to put this to the test, and I found myself getting carried away, wanting to add more and more information and resources to my timeline: 

Dipity allows you to create personal timelines that can literally bring history to life. Learning dates, or any series of events, in chronological order has become easier, interactive and, well, fun. You can allow viewers to comment on, or edit your timeline, making collaboration so much easier.

Students are able to create their own timeline to summerise events, or lecturers can create a timeline that includes additional resources, like websites and videos, attached to each event, which makes it easier to share specific resources with students. The "add source function" allows you to feed other online account data, such as Flickr, Tumblr, FriendFeed, Twitter and other RSS feeds into your timeline. You have the choice to display the information as a timeline, a flipbook, or a list of events, making it visually appealing and accessible to a wider audience. 

An added advantage of Dipity (for me) is that I can share my Twitter feed with students or with my PLN (Personal Learning Network).  Dipity will update the timeline with every tweet and I can embed my timeline into a website, as seen below:

 There  are a various other WEB2.0 timeline tools that can be explored in addition to Dipity, these include,  TimegliderTimerime and Timetoast. I am confident that you will find one that works for you. 

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