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App of the Week: 3D human anatomy app

By Stephen Noonoo
August 24th, 2015

Ed. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated with help from Graphite by Common Sense Media. Click here to read the full app review.
 arloon-anatomy

What’s It Like? Arloon Anatomy | The Human Body is one of a growing list of interactive 3D human anatomy tools. This app’s simulations are paired with informational slides that walk you through the body as they describe how it works. Users can manipulate and learn the parts of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory, nervous, skeletal, muscular, and reproductive systems. Arloon has also included an augmented-reality component that uses built-in device cameras to map body images onto students’ actual world.

Price: $2

Grades: 5-12

Pros: Kids are given a guided tour through the systems of the body with engaging opportunities to manipulate 3-D images.

Cons: More interactive features would help: it’s missing teacher tracking, creation opportunities, and sharing capabilities.

Bottom line: An interactive 3-D simulation that lets kids dive into the human body and learn about how it works along the way.

 

About the Author:

Stephen Noonoo

Stephen Noonoo is a former editor of eSchool News. He has served as a consultant for CUE, California’s ISTE affiliate, and as managing editor of its quarterly publication, OnCUE. He has worked as a freelance writer, an education editor for SmartBrief newsletters, and as a staff editor for a well-known publication focusing on education technology.