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Teaching Aid Revolutionizes the Teaching of Biology
Date:6/15/2010

The future teaching of biology has taken a significant leap forward with the introduction of a brand new teaching tool called the Visual Interactive Revolutionary Tactile Magnetic Classroom (VIRTmac).

(PRWEB) June 15, 2010 -- The future teaching of biology has taken a significant leap forward with the introduction of a brand new teaching tool called the Visual Interactive Revolutionary Tactile Magnetic Classroom (VIRTmac).

The first unifying cell biology teaching model on the market anywhere in the world, VIRTmac offers a unique learning experience for students that simplifies the instruction of complex scientific topics. With VIRTmac, teachers can more clearly communicate with their students, providing endless opportunities for classrooms around the world.

John MacLellan created VIRTmac in 2005, after he realized the difficulties biology students were having in visualizing and conceptualizing cell biology. Using a series of magnetic models that demonstrate how the same molecules are used repeatedly in different biological processes, MacLellan’s VIRTmac gives students a more complete visual picture of cell biology.

“Students have a better understanding of the learning material after using VIRTmac,” says MacLellan. “They claim to have a better understanding of what is going on in the process instead of just memorizing a bunch of words out of the textbook.”

The VIRTmac models include three Kits: Membrane¤Protein Kit, DNA¤RNA Protein Kit, and Protein Folding¤Enzyme Structure Function Kit. Using all three kits, teachers can teach 30 different lessons and create new lessons that model new discoveries in cell biology. VIRTmac allows for easy demonstration and understanding of dynamic and complex cell processes from the biology curriculum for grades 8 through 12. Students are no longer passive observers, but fully engaged participants.

VIRTmac has already revolutionized the teaching of biology in many classrooms and educational companies around the world including in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Students who use the VIRTmac models have improved their ability to express their answers. Teachers find that students are more passionate and show far more interest in biology when using the models. In fact, students who have used VIRTmac in high school say they continue to refer to the images from the model while taking courses in University and believe the models should be used at the post secondary level as well.

“The driving force of the evolution of VIRTmac models came from and continues to come from the students I teach every day,” says MacLellan. “Their reaction to the model and their ability to focus on trying to solve overwhelming issues like cancer or HIV infections are the things that continue to motivate me.”

VIRTmac creator John MacLellan is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence for his development of various teaching models and has been teaching high school biology for the past 26 years. He hopes to one day connect biology teachers around the world through VIRTmac teaching tools, so teachers and students will be unified under one common model.

Three VIRTmac learning kits including a DVD with easy to follow instructions and video lessons is available at http://www.biologyteachingtools.com.

Contact:
John MacLellan, VIRTmac Creator.
Phone: (519) 472-0549    Email: info(at)virtmac(dot)com
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