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RWT Timeline

By International Reading Association

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Timeline allows students to create a graphical representation of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line. Timelines can be organized by time of day, date, or event, and the tool allows users to create a label with short or long descriptive text. Adding an image for each label makes a timeline more visually appealing.

Add, drag, and rearrange items as needed. Saving capability allows students to return to their work and make revisions, and they can share their final work via e-mail.

Users can send their finished timeline to their device’s camera roll or email it as a .pdf file to friends and family.

Created with classroom use in mind, this tool allows users to create their own profile to store their work, making device sharing easier for students in classes which do not have 1-to-1 tablet availability.

This app mirrors our popular timeline web-based interactive, so users familiar with one can easily adapt to the other. In fact, the two are so similar that users can send their editable .rwt files to an email address and then open their timeline right in the online tool!

What's New in Version 1.2

Major bug fix: Saving the file no longer crashing the whole Timeline app.

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Customer Reviews

Helpful, some basic design flaws

My students like using this app in class. It's fairly simple to upload photos to the iPad, which then can then be shared in several different ways. From a teacher's perspective, I have two simple suggestions:
1. Change the formatting so that timeline entires cannot cover the title of author of the timeline. Kids upload their timelines with their names hidden by their entries, which makes assessment difficult!
2. What's the point of the Full Description box if it doesn't show up on the main timeline? Either allow for more characters in the short description box, or change the formatting so the Full Description shows up on the main Timeline page.

OK - but NOISY!

I downloaded this one after the update that fixed what users were complaining about - crashing on Save - so I didn’t experience that. This is a basic timeline app. It makes times just fine, albeit with zero bells or whistles. I do appreciate that it will try to create an image for every item you place on the timeline, though.

BUT - every time you tap on ANYTHING there a a very loud, VERY unnecessary CLICK! Worse - there appears to be no way to turn the blasted thing OFF!! I can’t imagine what a classroom full of kids using this app would sound like, unless they were to mute their devices.

Seriously, IRA, TURN THAT OFF!!

Glitchy app with no upsides

I spent half an hour working on a history project due the following day and it deleted EVERYTHING I did. I have hear over classmates say it freezes or crashes or in some cases deleted EVERYTHING. I can't anything good about this app, you should use an app like poppet or ANYTHING ELSE. You have to save every time you do anything.

Don't be this app if you LIKE having progress on assignment that doesn't get deleted.

This app is terrible, just use a pen and paper

RWT Timeline
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 15.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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