Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Look Inside Cells With iCell

iCell is a free app for iPad and Android that I've featured separately on my iPad and Android blogs, but have neglected to share on 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.