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Sunday, January 11, 2015

History in Motion - Create Multimedia History Stories

History in Motion is a promising service that allows teachers and students to build multimedia history stories. On History in Motion you can build animated timelines that can move in conjunction with movements on a map. At each stop along your timeline and map you can include descriptions of events, display images, and display videos.


History in Motion requires you to register in order to get started. Once registered you begin by inserting start and end points for your story then filling in the details in the middle. You can go back and edit or add story elements at any time. The first time I tried to build a story on History in Motion I skipped watching the tutorial, I don't recommend skipping it. History in Motion's tutorial video is embedded below.


Applications for Education
Creating simulations on History in Motion could be a fantastic way for students to organize information about historical events that they are studying. Building the simulations could be a good way for students to see how time and place are connected in an event. After building the simulation students could create a screencast video in which they narrate their simulations.

Thanks to Colleen Terrill for connecting me with History in Motion's developer.