Technology Integration: Geography, History, Social Studies

Technology Skill: Desktop Publishing, Graphics, Presentation, Word Processing

Program: Google Apps, Google Docs, Google Slides, Office 365 Online, PowerPoint Online, Word Online

Includes: Google Slides or PowerPoint Online Office 365 Activities, Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities, TechnoTimeline Parent Letter, TechnoTimeline Certificate, Summary of Skills Checklist, Timeline Peer Review Checklist, Timeline Marking Sheet, Research Organizer Template, Biography Timeline, Expedition Timeline, Milestones Timeline

Assignment 1: What is a Timeline?

Study sample timelines. Understand how a graphic organizer summarizes key events.

Assignment 2: Brainstorm a Topic

Select from a range of timeline types. Pick a topic to research.

Assignment 3: Organize Research Findings

Research the topic. Collect facts with the help of Google Docs or Word Online.

Assignment 4: Create a Timeline

In Google Slides make a timeline using shapes or in PowerPoint Online with a SmartArt graphic.

Assignment 5: List Events and Connect to the Timeline or Highlight Events in the Timeline

If using Google Slides describe the importance of events. Or if using PowerPoint Online, illustrate events using shapes or images.

Assignment 6: Use a Checklist to Edit the Timeline

Self-evaluate the content and design of the timeline. Make revisions based on assessment.

Assignment 7: Share your Timeline to Get Feedback

Share the timeline. Using a checklist have a peer comment to offer valuable feedback.

Assignment 8: Share Timeline with Others

Present timeline using discussion questions as a guide, post a link, or print the timeline.

Optional Timeline Activities

Is it Significant? Learn to judge the importance of events.
Research using Google Docs: Tips for using the Research tool to collect data.
Drawing Workshop: Practice drawing and formatting shapes.
Highlight Events using Saved Images: In PowerPoint Online use design tips to work with images.

Create a Timeline
Integrate Technology into Curriculum
Explain Historical Importance
Peer Edit using Comments

Form Connections to People and Events using a Timeline

Integrate technology into history, geography, or social studies with Google Slides or PowerPoint Online Office 365 activities. Create a timeline that explains the significance of events. Summarize the contributions of a person, importance of a historical period, triggers that caused an event, or milestones that show changes over time.

  • Understand the purpose of a timeline
  • Use technology to conduct research
  • Analyze data to recognize the importance of events
  • Organize events using a timeline
  • Form connections between people and events
  • Apply a slide background
  • Produce a timeline using shapes or a SmartArt graphic
  • Format objects to produce an attractive graphic organizer
  • Share a file and set permissions
  • Post and read comments

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Students create a timeline that explains significant events. Using either Google Slides or PowerPoint Online they organize information in chronological order. This project can be used to identify important events, develop an understanding of a historical period, study changes over time, or analyze causal relationships.

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