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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more
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Timeline JS

Timeline JS is a storytelling tool that allows you to make timelines that are visually rich and interactive. It is very easy to use and it allows you to add interactive content such as links, images, videos, Google Maps, Tweets or backgrounds. Timeline JS is connected to GoogleDrive so that all data can be modified in Google Spreadsheet. You can also change the language of your presentation.

Evaluation: Timeline JS is a user-friendly tool for making interactive timelines and presentations.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://timeline.knightlab.com/



Principal function(s)
  • Timeline creator
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
  • You supply
  • Writing


User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: All timelines are public. However, it is unlikely that people who don’t know the link will be able to see your data, if you publish the timeline privately. You can read more information at: https://timeline.knightlab.com/docs/faq.html#data
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes
Possibility of the tool to be used for a  range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool) Tailorability (If so, how?) Yes, all information are provided by the user


Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows, Mac
Other tech requirements:

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This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission