Tiki-Toki is a great tool for students to use in the classroom to demonstrate a timeline of certain events. Students can show other peers or the teacher their knowledge of historical events by creating a timeline on Tiki-Toki.
Computer based time line option. I currently have Timeliner 3D, which is Mac only, and was slightly cheaper at the time. This looks like it could be more child friendly. This one looks like an alternative worth investigating. I'm only now beginning to use Timeliner 3D with my son - I've been using for my own projects. When visiting the Scholastic site through this link, ignore the demands to schedule a visit - type the name into the regular Scholastic ordering page to find the pricing.
Timeline JS is an open-source tool that helps journalists build visually attractive timelines helping their readers easily understand the whole story. It’s simple: fill out a Google spreadsheet template and drop in dates, links and associated media. The application’s Embed Generator then creates code that you cut and paste into your website, allowing you to host the timeline.