Timelines are a great way to have students summarize events in history or even retell a story. Wixie makes creating timelines easy and fun with built-in templates, movable text boxes and tails, and powerful imaging tools.
From All About Me timelines, to historical figures, to events in a story, timelines are a great way to have students organize and sequence information.
To begin, have students log in to their Wixie account.
Ask students to search for timeline in the field at the top. They can also open the Templates folder in the list on the left, open the Graphic Organizers folder. Select the Timeline template to get started.
Select each text box to type dates or events.
Click and drag the tail on the box so it matches the correct location on the timeline.
Use the tools to draw original illustrations.
Click the Image button on the toolbar to find and add pictures.
Images from the Stickers library may add on top of text, so drag the middle of the image to move it.
Images from the Backgrounds get added behind all text and artwork.
A student's timeline will reflect the quantity and complexity of the information and ideas they are sharing.
As students build skills using Wixie, have them extend their work to include a full page of information, including images and voice narration, for each event in the timeline.