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
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
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
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.
Go Science Caroling Ring in the new year with one of the many science songs by Dr. Lodge McCammon. Simply search for Lodge to find them all and engage your auditory and kinesthetic learners. A staff favorite: Newton’s First Law with Velocity, Acceleration and Momentum
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
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.
Techbook Even More Mobile You now have even greater access to the Techbook on your Smart Device. Thanks to our HTML 5 conversion, we are now fully iPad & iPhone compatible.
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.
Save Resources on the Fly Instead of having to add content one at a time to an assignment or My Content folder you can build a collection of resources as you browse the Techbook and add them to the “Quicklist” by clicking “+” in the upper right side of the resource.