I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting presentation and storytelling tools, and myHistro definitely fits the bill for today! With myHistro, you are able to create interactive timelines of any event in history, both major events and personal!
Create myHistro stories that integrate text, photos, video, and Google Maps to take students on a journey through the actual events of history on a virtual fieldtrip through the places that influenced the events. These presentations can be left to play on their own or can be manipulated by the viewer as well. If you don’t have the inclination or time to create your own, then you can choose from hundreds of already made myHistro timelines that cover almost every time period in history.
Another benefit of myHistro is that with creating your own timeline, you could have students build their own personal histories or stories, pinning actual locations on a map to correspond with the events in their timeline. This is a perfect way to work in a cross-curricular setting, either having students research historical figures from other disciplines, creating their own life story, or writing creatively about a person’s life. Integrating the writing component while using myHistro to organize and bring actual geography into the story can address several needs and standards at the same time.