BioBook uses an adaptable, digitally supported approach to teaching and learning that gives control back to students and teachers. Its core framework has been built from the ground up around how we learn naturally. Biological concepts are organized in a modular root-branch-leaf node tree structure that reinforces the inter-related nature of biology.
Students do more than just learn biology concepts. They develop thinking skills that help them succeed in biology and beyond. In short, they learn HOW to learn.
Topic sites in BioBook are called ‘Leaves‘
‘Leaves’ are grouped into ‘Branches‘
‘Branches’ are grouped into ‘Roots‘.
Leaves contain information about one specific question. The question it answers is always the top header on the page.
Each leaf has information divided into different tabs:
The content tab includes text, images, and multimedia. Definitions are available via an interactive Glossary. Main and subtopics have clickable headers shown at the beginning of each page.
Each leaf has a learning goal tab, so you immediately see what is most important to know for this topic
You can directly jump from one leaf into the next related topic. You can easily find related topics in the ‘Related Ideas’ tab.
You can highlight text on pages and save it. A “My Highlights” button appears when you have highlights saved for a page. Just click to display them. Remove highlights by refreshing the page and saving new highlights.
Want to write a note while studying and keep it handy? No problem, just enter your text in the notepad.