Discovery Education sets the bar very high. I have been teaching a hands-on, activity based science curriculum for nineteen years. The Discovery Education Science Techbook has combined concept, content, interactivity and digital. In my opinion, it is the best curriculum package available. I consider it is the missing link. Combine all that with fantastic professional development and customer service and Discovery Education is the whole package.
Interactivity is the critical function that separates static text from a fully digital resource.With Core Interactive Text, Discovery Education Science Techbook™ takes interactivity to a whole new level. Designed to reach every learner, Core Interactive Text (CIT) is Science Techbook’s groundbreaking user interface that captures the unique benefits of digital — sound, video, images, explorations, text-to-speech, English-to-French and three font sizes — with one-button simplicity.
Mastering science vocabulary is critical to student success. Discovery Education?s Interactive Glossary brings science vocabulary to life. This landmark multimedia resource includes:
Mythbusters episodes, one of many project-based videos within the Techbook program, provide students with the opportunity to view a series of real life investigations and conduct peer review, mirroring an important role in the science process. By observing and analyzing the method of inquiry used by Adam and Jamie, student solidify their own understanding of investigative design (including any deficiencies), the investigative process and how results are compared to what was known before. Students identify steps that could be improved as well as parts of their plan and execution that are well done.
Other Discovery Channel video series included in the Science Techbook program include:
Chief Academic Officer
Over 38 years of educational experience:
Vice President of Curriculum and Instruction
Over 17 years of educational experience:
Director of K-8 Content Development
Over 30 years of educational experience:
Director of Curriculum and Development
Science and Mathematics
Over 36 years of educational experience:
Discovery Education’s Science Techbook includes a rich array of educational assets. In addition to the comprehensive set of digital resources, the program also provides customized professional development and teachers guides. Outlined below are the additional services that are included in the base purchase price for each school that adopts the program.
|Item||Price (6-year license)||More Info|
|Techbook Grades K-8||$44 per student||Additional pricing options available.|
|Printed Teachers Guide||Up to 25 per building included||Provides a "quick start" guide and an overview of program organization, assets and lesson plans to facilitate implementation.|
|Professional Development and Program Implementation||Included||Customized professional development to support Techbook™ implementation and the goals for science education in your board or district. Training enables teachers and students to maximize the wide range of resources available in the Science Techbook™.|