The Frog app HD was awarded the Best Science app award under the elementary category by IEAR. With this award, we could rub shoulders with other equally amazing apps like Nasa and Evernote.
PETA was the 1st to recognize the value of our Frog Dissection iPad app and awarded it the Mark Twain Science award.
With millions of animals being subjected to inhumane treatment every year, PETA feels that this app will do a fine job of teaching animal anatomy sans the mess. (http://www.peta.org/mc/NewsItem.asp?id=14890)
Looking back at some of the words of praise from the community of ‘teachers, science enthusiasts, app reviewers’:
San Francisco Biz Journal:
A Fremont e-learning company has won kudos from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (better known as PETA) for developing a virtual Frog Dissection app that replaces dissection of an actual frog
Kathy Guillermo, PETA’s vice president of laboratory investigations, said in a press release Thursday. She noted that the National Science Teachers Association has amended its official position statement to endorse use of non-animal methods as a replacement for animal dissection, adding: “We commend Emantras for helping to replace cruel, archaic animal dissection with humane, 21st century science learning tools.”
Edutechnophobia.com:A great first attempt at a virtual lab on the iPad. The app functions flawlessly as a simple dissection simulator.
Gizmodo: Being a vegetarian (or pescetarian, if you will), I tried my hardest to get out of dissecting frogs during biology classes. Had I been born 10 years later, I could’ve cut up virtual amphibians on an iPad instead.
The virtual frog dissection iPad app comes with a chloroformed virtual frog, touch-operated dissection and individual organs, which can be viewed in larger 3D imaging. I have a strange feeling iPads, and perhaps this app in particular, may just replace the real thing!
Padgadget: Frog Dissection is an easy way for kids to experience science without any hassle, and you know all the frogs will be happy they didn’t croak in the process!
As the congratulatory messages keep pouring, it is heartening to note that the frog app is making a significant difference on how science can and should be taught in schools.