Free Technology for Teachers until this evening. iCell, produced by the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, is an app that high school biology teachers and their students should check out. The app provides students with 3D models of plant, animal, and bacteria cells. Each cell model can be viewed in detail by zooming in and rotating the model on your iPad. Students can learn about the parts of the cells by tapping on them to reveal their labels and a brief description of that part’s function.
Click here for the iPad version. Click here for the Android version.
Applications for Education
While using the iCell app students can select from basic, intermediate, and advanced description options. The
basic option is good for middle school students while the intermediate
and advanced options are better for high school students.