Digital textbook launching in classrooms across Texas this fall

Over 100,000 students in grades 5-8 across Texas will be using the interactive Discovery Education Science Techbook as a digital resource for instruction in their classrooms this fall.

Built from the ground-up to meet Science TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) education standards, Discovery Education Science Techbook serves as a digital instructional resource, offering dynamic resources including virtual labs, video clips, ebook passages and more.

The Techbook uses an inquiry-based approach to learning, bringing key science concepts to life for both English and Spanish-speaking students. Other interactive elements available only from Discovery Education include an interactive glossary, videos and photos, and clips from Discovery Channel’s award-winning series such as PLANET EARTH, LIFE and MYTHBUSTERS.

Using a real-time assessment component that measures students’ progress and recommends individualized resources, the Science Techbook has the ability to address individual student’s learning styles and prescribe resources targeted to their performance.

The Science Techbook is updated in real time, providing teachers the opportunity to incorporate up-to-date scientific issues into their curriculum and students the chance to interact with experts on the front lines. Most recently the Science Techbook has featured such events as the tornados that occurred across the southeast U.S. and the tornado and tsunami in Japan. Additionally, the Techbook is a less expensive option per student than textbooks, with additional savings derived from a lack of textbook replacement or inventory costs.