Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tech Review: iCell

iCELL is an engaging science interactive from HudsonAlpha.
Providing a 3-D view of the inside of an animal, bacteria, or plant cell, the interactive is an excellent way to immerse science students in biology. Users can select and zoom into parts of the cell. Elements of the cell are labelled and annotations can be turned on or off. Learners explore cell structures at the basic, intermediate, or advanced level.
Librarians will find this interactive to be an excellent reference resource for students seeking help or review with cell biology. The large font makes the tool effective for large group, electronic white board activities.
The interactive can be downloaded for use on computers or played in a web browser with a web player. It can also be downloaded as an Apple App.
To download the app for tablets, Mac OS, or Windows, go to