The first of Discovery Education’s series of award-winning digital textbooks that are now currently used by more than 3 million students in all 50 U.S. states and several Canadian provinces is their Science Techbook™. Originally launched in 2009, the Science Techbook utilizes an inquiry-based format built on the Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate (5E) model. It includes rich, standards-aligned content such as video, audio, text, interactives with hands-on activities, and virtual labs that help educators differentiate instruction and personalize learning. Embracing a philosophy of three-dimensional learning, these techbooks help educators integrate digital resources into their classroom practice. The Model Lessons within reflect the interconnectedness of the Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs) Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) and Cross-Cutting Concepts (CCC) and illustrate what these mean in practice for educators. Embedded formative assessments help educators monitor student progress. The Science Techbook works on any device and can be implemented in a variety of instructional settings, including the flipped classroom, the one-to-one classroom and the one-to-many classroom. The Science Techbook was recently enhanced to provide even greater support to educators seeking to transform science instruction. Among the enhancements is a new, simplified design that provides all students an even easier-to-follow experience, accessible from any device. There have been numerous additional enhancements. Learn more.
By: Victor Rivero