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Discovery Education's Digital Textbook Launching in Classrooms Across the Country This Fall

Posted Jun 28, 2011
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Discovery Education has announced that nearly 80,000 elementary and middle school students across several states will be using the interactive Discovery Education Science Techbook in their classrooms this fall instead of traditional textbooks. A new core instructional resource, the Discovery Education Science Techbook meets students in the digital environment where they live, while igniting their natural interest in science.

Each edition of the Discovery Education Science Techbook series is built from the ground up to address individual state standards and is intended to serve as the primary instructional resource in elementary and middle schools nationwide. The Techbook provides dynamic, engaging resources, including virtual labs, video clips, ebook passages, an interactive glossary, and more.  Also included is a real-time assessment component that measures students' progress and recommends individualized resources that reinforce classroom instruction.

Unlike traditional textbooks, the Discovery Education Science Techbook has the ability to address individual students' learning modalities and abilities, and prescribe resources targeted to how each student performs, according to the announcement. The Techbook is dynamic and updated in real time, providing teachers the opportunity to incorporate up-to-date scientific issues into their curriculum, such as the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Finally, the Discovery Education Science Techbook is a substantially less expensive option per student than textbooks, with additional savings derived from a lack of textbook replacement or inventory costs, the announcement states. 

Since introducing the Techbook last year, Discovery Education has made several updates, including hundreds of new Spanish-language content resources, upgrades to the site to improve accessibility compliance and simplified access to highly utilized elements, such as model lessons.

For more information about the Discovery Education Science Techbook, visit

Source: Discovery Education,

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