Day: December 18, 2017

An interactive timeline


It’s funny how you find interesting things by accident.  I happened to be looking for details about the history of Bitcoin and how it works.  It’s a topic that I don’t understand but I do think it’s important enough to know about.

One of the links that I stumbled on in my research was “The history of bictoin”.  Spelling theirs.  It was located here.  The resource is actual an interactive timeline.

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You can see the timeline across the bottom of the screen.  Clicking on the white dots reveals the information there.  I liked it!

So, I continued to poke around and found a timeline of Alan Turing, something directly applicable to the Computer Science or Social Studies classroom.

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For those like me that are visual, this really works nicely.

I decided that I needed to create one of my own.  But, what topic?  I didn’t want to do too much research.  Then, I remembered that the ECOO website has a timeline of events since its inception in 1979.

So, I created an account, verified the link via email address, created a new timeline and I was off.

There’s a four step process to create your timeline and they’re presented as a timeline across the top of the screen!  How appropriate!

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A bit of typing and copy/pasting later and I was the proud author of the timeline.

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It literally only took minutes to create once I had the content.

So, the ECOO Organization History is now a clickable timeline.

There are some other fascinating timelines there to explore.

And, of course, more.  Just select Example of Timelines from the home screen.

If you are looking for a quick and impressive timeline creator, check this one out.

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OTR Links 12/18/2017


Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.