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.
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.