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^Music, Art and Makerspaces All Ages Website


Organization Spatial Perception

Mindprint Expert Review


  • Very straight-forward instructions and navigation, making it one of the easiest sites to use.
  • Screens are simple with no distractions.
  • Useful to help students organize ideas visually.


  • The site will not automatically space out events by date or time, which could be problematic for students with weaker spatial perception.
  • There are no added features, such as the option to include pictures from the internet, change fonts, organize items by color.
  • Every timeline has the site's own header and footer which cannot be removed.

Mindprint Expert Review

This is a good free website to easily create a virtual timeline. Some students find it easier to understand, organize and remember sequential information in a visual format rather than straight text. Visual timelines can help organize ideas for writing paragraphs, creative writing, essays and research papers. This visual timeline site is one of the easiest to use, though it also lacks some of the fun features of other sites like adding color, changing fonts, drawing pictures, etc. Students do not need to sign in or register. They begin by giving their name and the project title. To add an event, the user fills in a pop-up box for name, short description, long description and an optional photo. It is easy to click and tap on the timeline to add, delete or move items. Timelines can include up to 43 events and finished timelines can be saved, emailed or printed. Overall, this is a simple, easy-to-use site to create virtual timelines.

Academic Benefits

Improves academic skills

  • Provides sufficient and varied types of practice problems to maximize understanding and generalization of the targeted skill/concept
  • Manufacturer claims alignment with Common Core/Known Standards
  • Presents educational concepts accurately
  • Explains answers so students can learn from mistakes
  • Better for teaching the skill to new or struggling learners
  • Better for practicing or refreshing the skill
  • Skills are practiced through authentic, meaningful problems (not just rote practice)


Engaging for the Mindprint recommended age range

  • Appropriate for a broad age range to use and enjoy
  • Subject matter and problems are relevant, interesting and authentic to students
  • Visually appealing to children in the target age range
  • Provides virtual rewards or incentives after meeting specified goals or objectives
  • Provides a "break activity" between academic problem sets
  • Offers ongoing, progressive challenge
  • Overall - Enjoyable. Given the option, students would choose this option

Easy to Use

Understandable for children in the Mindprint recommended age range

  • Has a free or trial version
  • Provides teaching guidance for adults to support the child and set appropriate goals
  • Provides an age-appropriate tutorial/first time users can work independently
  • Student should be able to use independently after first use
  • Has a multi-player option to foster in-person collaboration or cooperation
  • Multiple users can save a profile
  • Student graduates to the next level or topic only after meeting a benchmark
  • Can play without sound and not distract others
  • Students can save work between sessions
  • Can effectively understand and monitor student's progress (email report or in product)
  • Requires registration before using the first time
  • Provides options to play in languages other than English/Good for ELL
  • Presents information in multiple formats (voice over, pictures and text, etc.)
  • Overall - Easy to use

Cognitive Concerns

May not be advisable for students with the following cognitive needs

  • Spatial Perception