Dipity is a great timeline creation tool that allows users to incorporate text, images, and videos into each entry on their timeline. Like most good web tools, Dipity has a collaboration option and has multiple options for sharing your timelines publicly or privately. Each entry to a Dipity timeline can include multiple types of media which allows users to add more detail and information than can be included in a traditional timeline. If you want to import Tweets and other social media messages, you can do that too on Dipity. And as I learned earlier this week, Dipity will work on your iPad.
Applications for Education
If you're a social studies teacher looking to have your students create timelines about current events, Dipity could be a great tool for that. Think about having students create timelines of the US Presidential campaigns that include commentary from social media as well as links from articles that they have read.