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Web Tool Wednesday: Create a Timeline with Flippity (@Flippitynet)

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Create a Timeline with Flippity

Flippity is such an amazing tool for educators to use! is now up to 19 different activities for teachers to use in their classrooms.  Each activity template is a Google Sheet.  Easy to change, update, and add your own content.  If you haven't been using it, start now!  We've been blogging about this resource for years, check out our past blog posts here.

There are two brand new activities that have been added to including a Flippity Scavenger Hunt (which was duscussed in a recent blog post by Brittni Branton), and a Flippity Timeline.  This visual timeline is easy for students to edit and create.  Expanded and non-expanded view for condensing your timeline.  Embed a Google slideshow, add pictures and/or YouTube videos, and so much more.  Check out the instructions below: 

Want to Make Your Own Random Name Picker?

Step 1: Modify the Google Spreadsheet Template

  • Make a copy of this template. (You'll need to sign-in with your Google account.)
  • Edit the Names. Enter as many as you wish.
  • Label your roster by changing the name of the worksheet (at the bottom).
  • Do not edit any cell with a blue background.

Step 2: Publish Your Spreadsheet

  • Go to FilePublish to the Web…, then click Publish.

Step 3: Get Your Link

  • Click on the Get the Link Here tab of the template (at the bottom).
  • Click on the link to pick a random name, lineup, group, team, or seating arrangement.

Step 4: Bookmark and Share

  • Bookmark the page to find it again quickly.
The other activities include:
  • Flashcards
  • Quiz Show (a great version of a Jeopardy type game)
  • Random Name Picker
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Fun with Words
  • Timeline
  • Badge Tracker
  • Spelling Words
  • Typing Test
  • Crossword Puzzle 
  • Word Search
  • Bingo
  • Hangman
  • Progress Indicator
  • Memory Game
  • MadLibs
  • Mix and Match
  • Tournament Bracket


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