Wired Educator is giving away one free iPad app of Cell and Cell Structure. Leave a comment below and tell us why you must have this app!
Cell and Cell Structure looks gorgeous and should be in the hands of every biology student. The app has an appearance that is a fun mix between CSIand a video game. It’s interactive, informative, and offers a complete instruction to the cell. Students can learn independently, as a pre-class activity, or a review for test. Teachers will find numerous ways to use this great app in class.
I really can’t say enough about the user interface. The experience reminds me much of using my favorite educational iPad app, Star Walk. Yes, that is how good the user interface is. It includes background music, sound effects, HD video tutorials, drop down menus, transitions, and more.
The home page is divided into Interactive Activities, All About Cells, and Videos. The Interactive Activities includes sub categories of word search, flashcards, and a quiz. All About Cells answers the most common questions regarding cells. The Video section currently includes four HD videos that are well narrated. Very cool to watch. More videos are promised and PunFlay has an excellent record of frequent updates.
My favorite part of the app is the flashcards. There are several options. You can view all the flashcards in coverflow format and identify the cells visually, and check the info on each one.
The quiz a bit like the screens from “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” and I was impressed that each question and answer is narrated. The questions are randomized.
The science level is aimed for middle school students, as pointed out by their website, but I believe would be an excellent review for high school biology students too. I am not, however, a science teacher.
Wired Educator grades Cell and Cell Structure: An Easy “A”.
Comments: A beautifully designed iPad app that is a must for every science teacher and student. A bargain for $1.99.
“lorrain croy” Lorrain Croy