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February, 2008

BioED Online
Baylor College of Medicine offers a sharp site on biology.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12


This online educational resource from the Baylor College of Medicine uses state of the art technology to give educators access to reliable, cutting edge information and educational tools for biology and related subjects.
This well designed site is organized into eight major areas that are accessible from the top navigation bar. Pass the mouse over the links in the navigation bar and it expands to give you a preview of each section before you click. RealPlayer is needed and viewing options are available according to your Internet connection.

BioEd Online is a site designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of science educators and it provides the materials and information to do just that. The Presentations area offers streaming video presentations on topics such as research lab techniques, inquiry science, and assessment as well as presentations for teachers in training. Teachers will especially appreciate the Slide Library where they will find hundreds of searchable slides that can be downloaded and used to customize their own lesson plans and activities. Each slide includes talking points and references. The Teacher Resources area includes ready-to-go lessons and instructional materials such as the grade 4-8 activity guides: Sleep and Daily Rhythms, Muscles and Bones, and Food and Fitness. There is also a separate section for K-5 educators that includes presentations, slide sets, teacher resources and professional development appropriate for elementary teachers. Additionally, the site offers the latest news, free online courses, discussions and information on hot topics.


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