For your consideration: Dipity.comIn my non-librarian role as a professor, I'm always looking for new and intriguing online tools for student projects. Dipity.com is one very interesting tool that recently came to my attention.
What is Dipity?
|A dipity timeline with Seattle Times news articles on the Boeing 787|
How might Dipity be used for a class?I could see students building a Dipity timeline--either as an individual or team project--for any topic that can be arranged chronologically. The import tools are powerful and intuitive, and the final display is easy on the eyes. For kicks (or for an in-class presentation), a user can click the tab just above the timeline to display in "Flipbook" style, with each event on the timeline showing up one-by-one.
Looking at a few Dipity timelines during student presentations would certainly be easier on the eyes than the usual "Death by PowerPoint." Try it, you'll like it!