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Students are not just shown how to perform a frog dissection. The Digital Frog 2.5's virtual dissection allows them to simulate the same cuts made in an actual dissection. Learn more...
Every step of the dissection is clearly illustrated with full-screen video to reinforce what they have just done. Or they can even act as a guide for a wet dissection.
Over 100 screens of anatomy
Every major body system is covered in exhaustive detail, from overviews down to cellular division. Learn more...
Students can easily find out how frogs compare to humans—both the differences and the many similarities. Learn more...
Modifiable workbook materials
Included on the disc are full workbook materials. Print them out. Make copies. Modify them to fit your exact classroom needs. Download a sample...
The entire program now runs at 1024x768 to offer better detail and resolution.
Formative assessment quizzes reinforce learning.
Supports slow readers and auditory learners.
The Digital Frog 2.5 automatically checks for updates and is OSX Intel and Vista compatible.
The Digital Frog 2.5 engages students with an interactive, virtual dissection, allowing the student to learn each of the cuts necessary by "cutting" with a digital scalpel before watching the full screen video. The program also makes learning anatomy an enjoyable experience, by allowing students to have fun and learn through exploration and discovery. Animations and interactions allow students to see how the frog's body worksfrom blood pumping through the heart, to joints that can be built up and moved by the user.
The Digital Frog 2.5 is so much more effective than a wet lab because the interactive dissection is seamlessly linked to a comprehensive anatomy and physiology section, with human anatomy comparisons. A fascinating ecology section reminds students that biology is the study of living organisms. With context-sensitive definitions on every word and spoken pronunciations on significant words, students have all the information they need with just a mouse.
Curriculum correlations are available for many states and provinces. Check out our topic summary chart on all the major topics covered in our software for more information or download the PDF version.
The latest version of our award-winning virtual frog dissection, anatomy and ecology program. Like all Digital Frog International programs, it uses the full spectrum of multimedia technologiesfull-screen video, animation, sounds, narration, in-depth text and still imagesto bring teaching dissection and anatomy to life.
The new version builds on technology advances with higher resolution graphics, interactive quizzes and built-in text-to-speech.
The Digital Frog eliminates the need for frog dissection to teach anatomy, protecting a diminishing species. The Digital Frog focuses the student on the study of structure and function, rather than on the process of dissection. The Digital Frog also encourages squeamish students who may otherwise avoid biology and science.
The Dissection module allows students to perform an entire frog dissection. They can make cuts with a "digital scalpel" and then see the actual cuts with full-screen videos. And unlike a real dissection, mistakes are easily corrected.
The Anatomy module, with its animation, movies, photographs and in-depth text, seamlessly links from the dissection, providing a close-at-hand research as students work through the dissection. Comparisons to human anatomy are only a click away.
The Ecology section rounds out the educational experience by giving students insight into species diversity, frog calls, behavior and the life cycle.
A 2001 study at George Mason University compared virtual frog dissection (using The Digital Frog 2) and concluded that "multimedia-based virtual dissection was more effective than hands-on dissection in helping students learn about frog anatomy. Moreover this result was achieved when the time available for the virtual dissection was approximately 44% less than that available for hands-on dissection". Download a PDF of the study's abstract.
The Digital Frog 2.5 was designed for use at the secondary school level. However, it is a valuable resource for students from middle school all the way up to university and college. It's also useful for zoos and zoologists as a teaching tool, as well as natural history enthusiasts, biologists, libraries and anyone interested in the general principles of anatomical science.
We've incorporated all of our award-winning features into The Digital Frog 2.5, from our simple point-and-click interface and handy interactive map to context-sensitive help and an integrated dictionary with more than 3000 definitions and over 700 pronunciations.
Our Find feature allows you to quickly jump to screens by typing in the topic you are searching for, while user added bookmarks allow you to maintain a list of screens to easily return to later.
All workbook materials are included, allowing you to print just what you need when you need it. The Digital Frog 2.5 workbook acts as an excellent study guide, leading students through the program with tips, suggestions, quizzes and crossword puzzles. The teacher's guide includes suggested answers, as well as teaching suggestions.
The Digital Frog runs directly from the disc, installed on the hard drive of standalone computers or with the purchase of a multiseat license, over a LAN.
The DigitalFrog 2.5 runs on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
All this can be yours for as low as $155 (educational version) or $85
(home version). Multiseat pricing is available, to find out more check out our
full price list