“Skull Bones” is a quiz site for review of the skull bones. A cartoon image of the anterior and lateral views of the skull are presented. The student then drags the cursor over the bones and the name of the bone is highlighted. The bones for review are the frontal, mandible, maxilla, nasal, occipital, parietal, temporal and zygomatic bones.
Type of Material:
This is an animation review
Flash player within a browser.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The user will learn the some of the bones of the skull.
Target Student Population:
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Evaluation and Observation
The site is clear and concise
Core content is presented
Simple illustrations outline and highlight some bone structures
The current images would be more useful if all the bones of the skull were included and could be highlighted.
A midsagittal, inferior and superior view of the cranial base, along with all bones being labeled, would lead to a more complete review for the learner.
The “Maxillary” bone is more accurately called the maxillae (plural) or maxilla (singular).
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Images are clear and well diagramed
The learner can review quickly, and the answers are provided instantaneously
The site is interactive
No learning objectives provided
The site only tests recall of the bones and not higher order thinking
It misses a lot of bones
It doesn't indicate the views of the skull
It doesn't feature or describe any of the features of the bones
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Easy to use.
Easy to navigate.
The site is visually appealing and of high design quality.
Other Issues and Comments:
This site is of limited usefulness to college level students. I think it could be used to show some of the skull bones to elementary or middle school students. The content is incomplete.