This cool web application (whose name is less than cool) allows students to make timelines complete with events containing text, images, video, audio and more! Take a look at the sample below (thanks to my daughter who experimented with this app and discovered all of its little quirks and limitations):
As you can see, there are many more features than I’ve mentioned here. This works on the freemium model, so keep in mind that the free version allows the creation of only one timeline. Another important feature- it’s powered by HTML 5, so, yes, it will work on iPads!
There are a few other timeline generators out there, but this is the only 3-D interface we’ve run across. So go check it out- it’s worth a look!