Scitable – Authentic Science Learning from Nature Education
Nature Education’s Scitable project is a free, collaborative online project which opens up lots of peer-reviewed, high-quality Nature content to students, teachers and learning groups.
The goal was to put high-quality Science information onto the web, and to give control and flexibility over learning. Having signed-up and looked at some of the brilliant readers and resources there, I will surely be using it in future! Scitable represents an authentic, evolving and engaging alternative to science textbooks, one of the reasons I started this blog in the first place. Check out some of the student blogs, too!
Here’s a quick video overview, but there is more information after the jump.
You can use the features here to set up your own course as a site, or build up e-books using their own content, your own content or a mixture. Scitable’s content is created specifically for Scitable, which ranges from High School Biology to graduate level, so you can differentiate to suit your own needs. You have total control of your own study group or classroom, or you can work through some of their learning pathways.
Brilliantly, it has its own social network and blogging for interaction and has many – many – links across the IB Biology course. Equally useful is that this is genuine Science research and readers, peer-reviewed and beyond the textbook. Have fun with Biology – go deeper than the the texts and study guides!
Find out more about Scitable and their mission at their website and through this podcast from Dr Kiki’s Science Hour.
Some key IB Biology learning threads (e-books):
So… who wants to help build a global classroom for IB Biology?