Bronwen Masemann from Library Science shares how she used free online Timeline software for student-created assignments. They created online timelines and maps to better understand their digital humanities project.
Bronwen’s Timeline Story
- Use Timeline or StoryMap as a presentation tool (instead of PowerPoint).
- Consider Timeline or StoryMap as a final project — it can require as much writing, but the format of it doesn’t feel like a paper. They can also serve as a way to scaffold the view of data from other perspectives (narrative vs map-based, vs chronological).
- Their ease of use helps students focus on content rather than technology.
- She tried tiki-toki too, which works well but has a cost associated.
- Other data visualization tools to check out: datawrapper, Google Map Layers, infogr.am, Viewshare, and Tableau.