Springfield Distirct 186
This is a sample timeline in which the students will be creating. The
information for their timeline will be gathered during rotations in
science, social studies, math, and language arts. At the end of the
study, the students will then add information to a timeline to be
posted on the school's website. The timeline will include connections
to pages they have created containing information about the simple
machine or artifact they have built. Directions for the activity are
Click on the
items to learn more.
- Create your timeline with Tom
Snyder TimeLiner 4.0.
- In TimeLiner, choose the
Compact view from the View menu.
- Format the events so they are
easy to read. You can highlight events you want to connect to the
Internet with a distinctive color or font.
- From the Edit menu, choose
Copy Entire Image. A copy of the current view of your
timeline is now in the computer's clipboard.
- If you don't want the entire
page copied, you can capture a picture using screen shot or
Flash-It. (For this timeline, I used screen shot). If you use this
method skip the Copy Entire Image step.
Adding a time line to Your Web
- Create a new
Web page in a Web design program. ( For this page, Claris
HomePage was used, it can be done using a Windows software
- From the Edit menu, paste
the timeline you copied. Your timeline will be placed in the Web
page as a GIF image. If you used Screen Shot or Flash-It, you will
insert your timeline as a graphic.
- Use the Image Map feature
in your web design program to link the events in your timeline to
the sites you researched. Follow the following steps:
- Double click on the timeline
image you just pasted in your Web page.
- The Image Editor
appears. You will need to click on Behavior, and click
- Click on the Rectangular
Link Tool and draw a rectangle over the event for which you
want to create a link.
- Open the Link Editor
and enter the URL of the site. This can be another site
you have created or it can be an external site you have
- Repeat the process for each
event you want to link.
- Save your changes and close
the Image Map window.
Arts | Social
Studies | Culminating