Thursday, April 12, 2007

[TIPS] The Universal Timeline Aggregator - WOW!!!

 
Thanks to the post from Tim Lauer (http://tim.lauer.name/2007/04/12/timeline-widget/) who found the above very cool and simple app that takes an rss feed and plots it on a timeline!
 
Think about that for a moment. Let's say you teach a current events class. World Cultures or World History focusing (at least occasionally) of current events. You go the url at the top. In another window/tab you copy the rss feed for CNN's World News. You paste it into the timeline field and... <Presto!> You've got a timeline with the events in the World News category plotted out. You then grab the code and paste it into YOUR page, and then each time the page refreshes it updates the timeline from that feed.
 
Did you follow that? Is that about THE COOLEST WAY to present the world news to your students? What other subjects/feeds can you think of for this? Share them in the comments!
 
Thanks, Tim! What a GREAT find!
 
 

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