TimeToast is a great online timeline maker that is easy for both students and teachers to use. Timelines are very effective tools to allow students to "see" when things happen in relation to other events. I know with my students, the concept of time and when things happen in relation to each other is a difficult concept. Want to see blank stares? Just try explaining BC and AD to a bunch of 6th graders without a visual. But with TimeToast, you can create a timeline and help illustrate what you are trying to explain, whether it's important events of the civil war, events of a story, the development of a vaccine, etc. in chronological order. Have students create a free account and assign them a timeline to show anything you are learning about! You can share a link or embed the timeline right onto your website.