Tag Archives: Techbook


Busting the Myth of Student Engagement

Busting the Myth of Student Engagement

The following is an excerpt of our latest article on student engagement, “Demystifying Student Engagement,” written by Jaime LaForgia, director of professional development content, Discovery Education. Picture a student-centered classroom full of inquiry and engagement. Seventh-grade students are in groups — some around a computer conducting a virtual lab from Discovery Education Techbook, others working with


STEM for All: How to Create a Healthy STEM Ecosystem

By Cindy Moss, Director of Global STEM Initiatives, Discovery Education Many of the most valuable jobs of tomorrow depend on the STEM education happening in today’s classrooms. The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million IT jobs available but only 400,000 computer science graduates with the required


Techbook and Madden Are Big Winners in ‘Tech & Learning’ Awards

Two Discovery Education resources were recently named winners in the 2016 Awards of Excellence by Tech & Learning magazine in the New Product category: Discovery Education Science Techbook for NGSS and EA SPORTS Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers. The full list of winners of the 34th-annual Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence can be viewed online.


Disciplinary Literacy: Teaching Students How to Read Like Scientists

By Dr. Karen Beerer, vice president of Learning and Development, Discovery Education The following is an excerpt of our latest whitepaper, Disciplinary Literacy: Helping Students Develop Insider Knowledge. If we want students to learn biology, why not teach them to think, read and write like biologists? If we want them to learn history, shouldn’t they learn


See Why Joan Loves Science Techbook

Joan and James represent two teacher personalities — one experienced with Techbook, and one who has never heard of it. While Joan and James may not be real, they represent real teachers facing real classroom problems. They’re the stars of a new video series exploring what makes Techbook great. Science Techbook brings science alive, blending


See Why Joan Loves Techbook

Meet Joan and James. They’re both teachers who love their jobs and work hard.  Only, Joan’s students seem to get more out of their class time. What’s different between how these two teachers spend their time? This new video from Discovery Education introduces viewers to two teacher personalities — one experienced with Techbook, and one

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NC School System Reinvigorates Classrooms with Help from Techbook

District leaders at Rowan-Salisbury School System in North Carolina recently celebrated some dramatic gains in student achievement after a digital transformation set them on course for renewed academic performance. Two years after embarking on a strategic plan incorporating Discovery Education Techbook, test scores soared and student achievement was raised by 20 percent, the district reported in a news release. These fantastic results led to the state removing Rowan-Salisbury

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Content Showcase: Back to School 2016

With the school year upon us, Discovery Education’s Content Team presents a handful of brand new videos you may have missed while out on summer break. Featured programs are available in DE Streaming and Techbook in the United States and Canada. Links to each program mentioned in the video are located below. Football by the Numbers Virtual Field


The 9 Principles to Creating Powerful NGSS Classrooms with Science Techbook

The duty of our school districts doesn’t just rest in educating our students for today, but in preparing them for what the future may hold. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have been helping districts achieve that goal since their introduction in 2013 by improving science education for all K–12 students. At the same time,


Looking for Results? Science Techbook Led to Breakthroughs in this District

In a time when school districts across the country are searching for new ways to make breakthroughs in student achievement, Rock Hill Schools in South Carolina has managed to raise the bar of excellence in their classrooms using Discovery Education’s Science Techbook. Fourth- and seventh-grade students using Techbook scored higher in South Carolina’s 2015 Palmetto Assessment of State