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  1. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 20

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    Evidence Scavenger Hunt Can be used for 1-1 or in small groups. Provide the students with an essential question and challenge the students to find as many assets in Techbook that provide evidence that students can use to build a claim about the essential question. Use the scientific explanation activity from Techbook to assist the students in the process. Determine a time […]

  2. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 19

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    The Definition Debate Have students watch the animation for key glossary terms in your current concept. Have them create their own definition using evidence from the animation (Including the text portion of the animation). Have students do a think/pair/share to come to consensus on small group definition. Put all of the group definitions on a bulletin board or web form and have students […]

  3. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 18

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    The Reading Jigsaw Create groups of five students. Assign each group a different reading from Techbook within the concept you are studying. Each group reads their article. Then, each member of the group creates a one page summary of the article. The summary should have a drawn picture and a written caption that communicates the key idea(s) of the article. Then, assign each […]

  4. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 17

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    Differentiate Using Assignments Use the Discovery built assignments to create engaging activities for the computer lab, workstations or homework. Every concept has assignments already built using the Assignment Builder which can be found in the orange tabs on the right side of the concept page in K-8 Techbook and above the 5E tabs in High School Science Techbook.

  5. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 15

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    The Learning RAFT RAFT is a writing strategy that helps students understand their role as a writer, the audience they will address, the varied formats for writing and the topic they’ll be writing about. By using this strategy, teachers encourage students to write creatively, to consider a topic from a different perspective and to gain practice writing for different audiences. Using a RAFT strategy […]

  6. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 14

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    Meet the Needs of All Your Students No longer do you have to worry about your students at different reading levels being able to decode the words. Students can have entire passages, sentences or words read aloud to them from within the Techbook by highlighting the text to and clicking Speak Text.

  7. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 12

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    Find Specific Content Faster So you can find small video segments in Techbook, but of that 5 minute segment you only want the middle 2 minutes. Simply click on the video segment and choose “Transcript” at the top of the screen. Then choose where you want the video to start from using the transcribed text from the audio portion of the video.

  8. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 10

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    Data Driven Instruction Prior to starting a concept, create a pre-assessment (formative) using the Assessment Manager. After administering the pre-assessment, check the results of your class or student also using Assessment Manager. You will see where you’ll need to focus your instruction as well as immediately get remediation resources that can be assigned to individual or groups of students struggling […]

  9. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 8

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    Meet the Needs of Your ELL Students The typical traditional textbook does not come in a Spanish version, but Discovery Education’s Science Techbook is available in Spanish for students in grade K-8. Simply point on the word English in the upper right side and choose Spanish to convert the text. The read-aloud and highlighting features […]

  10. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 7

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    Reading Passages that Read Any document in the Discovery Education Techbook can be read aloud as soon as it is opened in the DOC Reader tool, which opens automatically for all reading passages and student guides. This allows all of your students to gain information from the materials available in the Discover y Education Techbook.

  11. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 5

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    STEM Focused Resources Check out the newest lab resource called Engineering Lab: Tote and Sit. The purpose of this Engineering Design Virtual Lab, which should be used over a period of days, is to provide a realistic experience in the practice of engineering design. The advantage of a virtual lab is that it allows students to focus on the process of engineering design — […]

  12. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 3

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    French On Demand Spanish is not the only language in development, French content is already being added in the Techbook. First to be added are the Core-Interactive-Texts and the definition portion of the Interactive Glossary. You can now toggle between English, Spanish and French in certain concepts. More are added every week.

  13. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 2

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    Spanish On Demand We continue to add new content in Spanish. Most recently we have started to add Spanish versions of the interactive Explorations. Within the next few months all Explorations will be available in Spanish. As they are completed they will be added next to the Explorations in English. Here’s a sample Exploration in Spanish