Explore, Create, Engage: HSTRY in the Classroom!

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In this webinar, Shannon McClintock Miller, Teacher Librarian and technology integration specialist, explore AASL Best Website, www.HSTRY.co, along with Claire Varner, the Chief Academic Officer at HSTRY. ​Using real examples from classrooms around the world, ​Shannon and Claire show participants how ​schools are increasing​ student engagement by creating ​and sharing timelines on HSTRY​.The presentation will leave you with tons of ideas to take back to your students, teachers, and school community.

Presentation Timeline

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explore HSTRY timelines created by teachers and students

  2. Create and share your own timelines on HSTRY

  3. Learn how to increase student engagement with HSTRY's social media features

Who Should Attend

School library professionals and those interested in the topic.


Claire Varner is the Chief Academic Officer at HSTRY, a Boston-based startup dedicated to giving teachers and students the tools to create interactive online learning experiences. Varner received her M.Ed. from Concordia University in Curriculum & Instruction, conducting her action research on the attitudes of young language learners while teaching English in China. Upon her return to the U.S., Varner taught middle school social studies at a proficiency-based school in Maine with a 1:1 laptop program. To contact Claire, email claire@hstry.co or reach out on Twitter @VarnerClaire.



Shannon Miller is a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She speaks and consults around the world on education, librarianship, technology, social media, and making a difference in education and the lives of others. Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums. In 2014, she was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. Shannon is a member of ALA, AASL, IASL, ILA, ISTE, SIGMS, ASCD, Children's Literature Network and Board of Directors, Iowa Student Learning Institute and serves on the AASL Best Websites committee and STEM Task Force.




This webinar archive is complimentary to AASL members and eCOLLAB subscribers.

How to Register

No registration is required.

Tech Requirements

Internet connection and web browser.


Jennifer Habley 
AASL Manager, Web Communications