Showing posts with label Interactive Tutorials. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Interactive Tutorials. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Canvas Mol - 3D Models of Molecules

Canvas Mol is a website that provides 3D, interactive, rotating models of simple and complex molecules. There are 46 models of relatively common molecules like glucose, fructose, and morphine. Each model can be altered to show or not show bonds, to show or not show individual atoms, and to rotate on the X,Y, or Z axis. Canvas Mol works best in Chrome or Opera, but can also be used in Firefox and Safari.




















Thanks to Ian Byrd for sharing Canvas Mol with me via email.

Applications for Education
Canvas Mol could be a great resource for chemistry and biology teachers and students. Teachers can manipulate the models to include or not include all parts of the model. Teachers could choose to not display one element of the model and challenge students to identify the molecule.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
The Interactive Periodic Table
The Comic Book Periodic Table of Elements
Video Demonstrations of the Periodic Table of Elements

Monday, May 18, 2009

Medical Animation Library

The University of Pennsylvania Health System provides nearly 200 video animations and explanations of injuries, diseases, and body systems. The animations, like this one of a balloon angioplasty, are concise which makes them good for general reference purposes.

Applications for Education
The medical animation library could be a good resource for biology teachers, health teachers, and teachers of anatomy and physiology.

Thanks to Angela Maiers for the link via Twitter.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Dr. Saul's Biology in Motion
Visible Body - 3D Human Anatomy
Interactive Anatomy and Physiology Tutorials

Monday, December 22, 2008

Tutsearch - Find an Online Tutorial

Tutsearch is a recommendation service and search engine for online tutorials. Tutsearch has indexed more than one hundred tutorial websites. If what they have indexed doesn't offer what you need, try the tutorial search engine. On Tutsearch you can find tutorials for everything from writing html code to improving your command of the English language.

Applications for Education
Tutsearch could be a useful resource for teachers that are looking for websites that students can use for independent learning. If you're a computer science teacher, Tutsearch is especially handy for quickly finding tutorials in html and CSS.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Useful How-To Tutorial Websites

This morning when I logged into my Twitter account, as I do every morning, I saw this link from Cool Cat Teacher to a list of fifteen tutorial websites. The list links to some video tutorial websites as well as wikis that explain how to do a wide variety of things. The suggested tutorials websites cover topics ranging from how to prepare a science fair project to building a photo website using PHP.

Applications for Education
The list of fifteen tutorial websites from Dumb Little Man has something for everyone. If you're looking for classroom projects for your students, How Stuff Works and Instructables have numerous suggestions and explanations of arts, crafts, and science fair projects. If you teach computer science, you may want to check out W3Schools or NETTUTS.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Interactive Anatomy and Physiology Tutorials

While looking for some general biology interactive websites I stumbled across a couple of sites that look like they could be very useful for students taking anatomy and physiology (the toughest course I took in university) or an advanced biology course. The Medical University of South Carolina's website is where I found links to more than one hundred tutorials about a wide variety of health problems and medical procedures. All of the tutorials found on the MUSC website are provided by Medline Plus.

Get Body Smart has number of tutorials and quizzes divided into eight categories of anatomy and physiology. Each category is divided into subcategories where visitors will find quizzes for each topic.

Applications for Education
Both of the websites mentioned above could be useful study tools for students taking a human anatomy course or an advanced biology course.
I wish these tutorials had been available when I was slogging through a semester of Human Anatomy and Physiology.