TX Board of Education Approves Science Techbook

Following a rigorous evaluation, the Texas State Board of Education has approved the use of the Discovery Education Science Techbook series as a core instructional resource for elementary, middle, and high school science courses through its state adoption process.

All K-12 Discovery Education Science Techbook courses were adopted by the state, with 100% coverage of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and English Language Proficiency standards. School districts across Texas now have the option to implement the Discovery Education Science Techbook, an interactive digital solution that replaces traditional textbooks and can be used on any device.

The Discovery Education Science Techbook features video; digital simulations and explorations; virtual and hands-on labs; an interactive glossary with animations, audio, and video; and core interactive text with text-to-speech, leveled reading, note-taking and highlighting capabilities. Science Techbook offers English language learners features such as hundreds of Spanish language video segments, a multimodal interactive glossary with definitions in Spanish, and a Spanish reading path with text-to-voice capability. Science Techbook is currently available for K-8 science and high school courses including Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Physics.

Discovery Education Science Techbook is cloud-based and works on any platform-iPads, tablets, mobile devices, laptops, or desktops. Model lessons embedded throughout the Techbook provide teaching strategies for different classroom configurations, whether whole group, small group, or 1-to-1. Aligned to state standards, Techbooks offer built-in assessments that measure students’ progress. All Techbooks include professional development that supports the integration of digital content into classroom practice.