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American non-profit philanthropic research organization
Howard Hughes
Online course, Web Site/Portal, Downloadable material
Natural Science, Biology, Technology
17+ years old
BioInteractive is one division of HHMI’s Department of Science Education. Classroom resources (Activities, videos and Interactive Media) primarily focus on core concepts and processes in biology for high school students, but can be modified and adapted to different levels of instruction. It provides interdisciplinary resources with connections to biology in earth and environmental science, chemistry, and math and statistics. All resources are provided free of charge through website for all users. The teachers view resources directly on the BioInteractive website or download them to use in their classroom or on their private class websites. Are available tools for implementing BioInteractive resources in the classroom. All activities for students are provided as PDFs, which are not directly editable. However, many of the student handouts contain fillable fields for student responses. Additionally, many of student-facing documents are also provided as Google Docs, which can be copied, edited, and uploaded on a variety of platforms and devices. To receive updates from BioInteractive about new resources, website changes opportunities, and teaching tips, it’s enough subscribe to email newsletter.
The variety of classroom resources are based on peer-reviewed science. From data-rich activities and case studies to high-quality videos and interactive media, the resources are designed to connect students to big ideas in biology, promote engagement with science practices, and instill awe and wonder about the living world. The teach with BioInteractive classroom resources helps to transform science education into a creative, interdisciplinary endeavor that reflects the excitement of real research. In addition, the BioInteractive website provides educators with interesting planning tools to build resource playlists and storylines, and professional learning materials and opportunities to deepen their scientific and pedagogical expertise. The resources and tools reflect current knowledge of how students learn and evidence-based strategies for supporting engagement and inclusion. A small but interesting collection of films offers to the students glimpses into the hearts and lives of scientists and aspiring scientists. the scientific validity of the site is guaranteed by the team represented da passionate professionals with experience and training in scientific research, teaching, professional development, science communication, scientific illustration, evaluation, and programming.

This web site in addition to providing valid classroom resources offers innovative support in good teaching. In the “planning tool” section, there are a variety of tools for implementing BioInteractive resources in the classroom; in particular I found the Storyline Viewer tool very interesting. This interactive tool help educators plan, implement, and visualize coherent lesson sequences, or storylines, driven by students' questions about phenomena. This tool provides convenient scaffolding to articulate student learning goals, science practices, crosscutting concepts, and assessments. Storylines and their associated resources are packaged in a manner that can be customized, edited, and shared. Users may download storylines developed by BioInteractive, modify these storylines to reflect local contexts, save and continually edit storylines over time, or build a storyline from scratch. In addition, I believe inspiration, curiosity for the natural world should be nurtured outside of the classroom, and the science films proposed represent great stories produced by outstanding filmmakers and storytellers; they are meant to be enjoyed as any other movie by educators and students alike. The goal for a teacher in providing these stories is not so much about information, but inspiration. Interesting is also the offer of professional development to teachers, through the sections workshop, on line asynchronous course, Educator voices, Science talk, fundamental to deepen and update own content knowledge.