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TimeGlider Research Page

TimeGlider Group Member Introduction Page


History & Developers

A man named Michael Richardson was doing research on the New York Times website a couple years ago. He realized that a large amount of information was presented, but that it required a keyword or a specific date. He wanted a way for the history and information on the website to quickly be available for himself and to others. After searching for a system that would hold information and history he came to the conclusion that there was not a program currently available that he knew of, so he began to make one himself.
Miles away in London, around the same time as Michael, a man named Will was watching live updates on BBC.com of his favorite sports football team. He too was thinking there had to be a better way to experience the game online rather than watching a single web page display the scores and updates in a long list. 
Two years later, Will and Michael found themselves together playing tennis in Boise, Idaho, talking about technology and the things they thought could be better on the Internet, which included having access to history and information by the click of a mouse at any given moment. They both discussed their ideas together and eventually produced Mnemograph.
After disputes with the name they decided that Mnemograph was a terrible software title because it was hard for others to memorize as well as not being catchy enough. So a year later they decided on the final and current name of TimeGlider.
http://timeglider.com/about.php

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What is the Purpose?

Timeglider is an online tool that is very useful to both students and instructors alike.  It allows research to be organized, as well as grading and presentation.  It boasts easy-to-use technology that allows information to be presented in a timeline format.  For education, business, or history, Timeglider makes your timelines efficient and friendly.  The best part is, all of this comes for free with the basic version!   

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http://timeglider.com/who_are_you.php?who=student

How Does it Work?

Pictured below are a series of images the describe how TimeGlider works.

Step One: Sign up or log in to TimeGlider.

Step Two: Fill out the information to become a TimeGlider member and use the software.

Step Three: Click on new timeline to create one and fill out the information for it.

Step Four: Design your timeline by adding events, creating other timelines, or importing other timelines.

Step Five: Create events by filling out the information, adding images, and adding links.

Step Six: This is where you can insert images to correspond with your events using several different methods.

Step Seven: Make the length of your event more than just one day or one time if you choose to.

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Other Related Applications

TimeGlider is a very useful online tool that is used by many people.  However, there are a large variety of similar tools that can be found on the internet.  Xtimeline, Capzles, Dipity, and TimeToast are tools that all do a similar filing of information. These tools make it easy for users to put all of their information in one program that is very user friendly, especially those in business and education. These tools are great for school lectures and business meetings as viewers are able to clearly see the timeline of events in the order in which they happened. These websites are each slightly different in their own way but all successfully complete a similar desired product.  

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Unique Uses

TimeGlider is a very versatile Web 2.0 program that allows people to create a timeline, view the timeline, and share the timeline with others. It is easy to personalize timelines with TimeGlider so people can use it in different ways, in different settings, and in different styles. No matter the purpose, it is always possible to create a timeline on TimeGlider to reach your goal.
TimeGlider can be used in many situations, educational or not.  This could include an office meeting for example. TimeGlider could be used in an office meeting to show how well a branch or a product has done over the last day, week, month, or year.  Timelines from TimeGlider could also be used at a graduation party to show a graduate's years in school.  A banquet setting for a sports team may also use TimeGlider to show the season or past seasons.  In all of these examples TimeGlider can be used even after the event as you can continue to view the timeline at any time on a computer through the URL.  People can also add more than one editor to the timeline.  This is significant because different members in a group can edit the timeline and add to it with new information.

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Education and Business Uses

TimeGlider is very versatile when it comes to uses in the education and business world.  Teachers and students alike can take advantage of the software in all all kinds of ways.  TimeGlider is indispensable as a history tool, providing dates and other important information about the past, but it can also be used by teachers to plan out a semester or by students to keep track of homework assignments.  Since TimeGlider is free, no one has to be worried about pricing or funding.  All you need is internet access!  
TimeGlider is also an amazing tool for use in the business and industrial worlds.  Businesses can plan out special events, organize projects, or detail deadlines in an organized manner and is available to all employers and employees.  A team or project leader using TimeGlider in this way can put their trust in the site because it is free, and can allow anyone else on the project to see their timeline.  Timelines could also be edited to see progress on a task or project, so others on the team know what to tackle next.  If projects are more singular in a business, these timelines can be used to organize data for professions like lawyers, since they work with all kinds of evidence that is referenced by date.  These uses and many more lie within the software, so feel free to try it out in a way that fits you!

Elementary Lesson Plans

Title:

Evaporation

Targeted Audience:

Grade: 3

Overview:

The purpose of this activity is for students to learn about evaporation.

Objective:

On completion of this lesson students will be able to complete a quiz in which they answer four out of five questions correctly.

Lesson Plans

Word Document: Evaporation
PDF: Evaporation

Title:

Past to Present

Targeted Audience:

Grade: 2

Overview:

The purpose of this activity is for students to learn about the past and the present.

Objective:

On completion of this lesson students will be able to tell the teacher at least one difference between their town in the past and their town in the present.

Lesson Plans

Word Document: Past to Present
PDF: Past to Present

Title:

Native American Indians

Targeted Audience:

Grade: 4

Overview:

The purpose of this activity is for students to learn about Native American culture in the state of Indiana.

Objective:

On completion of this lesson students will be able to complete a test that will quiz them on Native American culture in which they must score a 70% or higher.

Lesson Plans

Word Document: Native American Indians
PDF: Native American Indians

Secondary Lesson Plans

Title:

Economics: The Evolution of Machines

Targeted Audience:

Grade: 12

Overview:

The goal of this lesson is for students to teach their peers the important dates about a specific machine that has evolved due to economic times.

Objective:

Students should be able to recognize the history of money and it’s influence on present times and machinery in a quiz with 100% accuracy.

Lesson Plans

Word Document: Economics
PDF: Economics

Title:

U.S. History Timeline

Targeted Audience:

Grade: 11

Overview:

The goal of this lesson is for students to teach their peers important dates of United States wars.

Objective:

Students should be able to recognize the history of the United States and it’s influence on present times in a quiz with 100% accuracy.

Lesson Plans

Word Document: History
PDF: History

Title:

FFA History Timeline

Targeted Audience:

Grade: 9th

Overview:

The goal of this lesson is for students to teach their peers important dates in FFA History.

Objective:

Students should be able to recognize the history of the FFA and it’s influence on present times in a quiz with 100% accuracy.

Lesson Plans

Word Document: FFA
PDF: FFA

Post-Secondary Lesson Plans

Title:

Farm Equipment

Targeted Audience:

Grade: Undergraduate studies

Overview:

The purpose of this activity is for students to learn the history and evolution of farm equipment.

Objective:

On completion of this lesson students will be able to complete a quiz in which they answer 10 out of 10 questions correctly.

Lesson Plans

Word Document: Farm Equipment
PDF: Farm Equipment

Title:

Botany

Targeted Audience:

Grade: Introductory level Botany-undergraduate studies

Overview:

The purpose of this activity is for students to better understand the succession of vegetation.  

Objective:

On completion of this lesson students will be able to complete a quiz in which they answer 10 out of 10 questions correctly.

Lesson Plans

Word Document: Botany lesson-succession of vegetation
PDF: Botany

Title:

Economics

Targeted Audience:

Grade: Undergraduate studies

Overview:

The purpose of this activity is for students to learn more about other countries unemployment and inflation rates compared to America's

Objective:

On completion of this lesson students will be able to complete a quiz on which they get 15 out of 15 questions correctly.

Lesson Plans

Word Document: Econ unemployment and inflation timeline
PDF: Economics Unemployment

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Timeglider Worldwide

TimeGlider is available over the World Wide Web, and this means that it can be used throughout the world!  If you're on a business trip overseas, there is no need to worry as you will be able to simply log into the website as usual and utilize every aspect of the website as if you were still at home.  Maybe your fellow employees on a project actually live overseas, so this feature becomes even more important as you are now able to organize thoughts and ideas on your timeline even hundreds or thousands of miles apart!  Here is how someone who went to high school overseas in Ireland would use TimeGlider:  "This tool would also be very helpful in Ireland. Teachers could use this simple program to make effective lesson plans, just as they do in America. I feel that teachers are less available to certain technologies in rural areas of Ireland, so TimeGlider would be very successful as it is so easy to use."  (quote by Kelsey Kyburz)  As you can see, no matter where you are from TimeGlider can find a way to make your life easier!
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2 Comments

  1. Unknown User (tsollber)

    Timeglider is a software program available through its own website making it an online tool. Membership is free and easy to sign up for. The use of this website is beneficial for students and teachers in the educational field as well as  for other purposes including scheduling and organization in research. Timeglider is effectively a timeline/ calender oriented program. Timeglider is one of many variants of programs that do this task.

    Timeglider is useful as is but it still has worlds of potential as an organizational tool inside of and outside of the educational field. To improve Timeglider I would suggest creating more unique facets of the program that can be useful not only as in regards to time and organization but to structure and to task oriented instruction.

  2. Unknown User (amonagh)

    I think Timeglider is a good application for anyone to use to organize their ideas and other important aspects as well. This site is easy to sign up for and its a free tool to use! Although I think this is a good tool, I don't find much use for it in my future with teaching. I am an organized person and I find other ways to keep myself organized with papers and documents. I think this site has a lot going for it, but if it had more features added to it, I may consider using it in the future.

    This site is easy to navigate and seems to be well organized. There is great example about how to use the website, step by step. I like how this wiki is set up, but I do think changes should be made and added on to this site to further enhance the use that Timeglider has. The people who described this site did a pretty good job, although there are some changes I would make to this wiki document. First off, they should add more description to what the website provides. I feel like I get the importance of the site, but it doesn't go into great detail of how everything in the site works. Another thing I would change is the lesson plans; I think that the lesson plans should go more in depth so readers could get more of a visual and understanding of how you can incorporate Timeglider within a lesson plan.  Also, more pictures should be added to give visuals of examples provided. Overall, I think Timeglider is a great tool to use, but the wiki page could use a little more of an update to their page.