Technology has radically transformed the way education is being delivered. It has also revolutionized the way students learn and created new learning styles that never existed before ( mobile learning, flipped learning, virtual learning, simulated learning, to mention but some ). Much of the human knowledge is now online and anyone with the right tools can access and use it .This democratization of knowledge has definitely improved the quality of education and increased the rates of all kinds of literacies from the digital literacy to the critical one.
One of the best examples of how technology revolutionized education is manifested in the field of biology and science. There are now several web tools to help teachers carry out those " dirty " experiments that used to be done in labs now they can be done virtually and in a simulated environment way better than the real one. In this regard, we have collected a set of some great web services that you can use to teach your students about the anatomy of human body. These tools will let you take your students into 3d explorations into the human body and will definitely help them better understand what makes out human bodies.
1- Zygote Body
Zygote Body, formerly Google Body, is a web application by Zygote Media Group that rendered manipulable 3D anatomical models of the human body. Several layers from muscle tissues down to blood vessels could be made transparent to allow better study of individual body parts. Most of the body parts were labeled and searchable.
2- Med Tropolis
A webspace built for the latest health information that will educate and entertain kids and adults alike. Discover our other popular features such as Health Calculators, Kids Health(c), and the Breast Cancer Guide in addition to the Virtual Body.
3- Get Body Smart
This is a fully animated and interactive representation of human anatomy and physiology. Teachers can use the free tutorials and quizzes in GetBodySmart to help explain the body's complex physiological interactions and illustrate its important anatomical landmarks.
4- Inner Body
InnerBody is your go-to resource for accurate and easy-to-use information about human anatomy, exploring all systems of the human body. More than 10 million patients, students, and other inquisitive people visit our website each year
5- Body Maps
BodyMaps is an interactive visual search tool that allows users to explore the human body in 3-D. With easy-to-use navigation, users can search multiple layers of the human anatomy, view systems and organs down to their smallest parts, and understand in detail how the human body works..
6- The Biodigital Human
The BioDigital Human is a virtual 3D body that brings to life thousands of medically accurate anatomy objects and health conditions in an interactive Web-based platform