Something New For Texas Science Classrooms
(NAPSI)—Education experts agree, the best way to engage students in science is to meet them where they are with digital resources.
Digital resources for science education make learning fun and engaging with relevant and timely information aligned to what Texas students need to know.
The Importance of Going Digital
Here are three reasons digital resources for teaching science are good in Texas:
1. Kids know technology. Research shows that 95% of teens have a smartphone and 97% report using the Internet. This means kids are already online and in the know with digital technology. Schools can learn from this reality. The COVID-19 pandemic taught educators a lot of lessons about using technology in the classroom, and those lessons are being applied to teaching today. Given that kids already know and use technology, the best way to engage students in science teaching is with technology.
2. Kids are already learning with digital technology. Fortunately, students across the state of Texas use digital technology every day in school. A primary resource they use for science instruction is the award-winning Science Techbook series from world-wide education technology leader Discovery Education.
The Science Techbook series is fully aligned to the Texas state learning standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and is a comprehensive, research-backed science resource for grades K-12. Used in classrooms across the United States, the Science Techbook drives students’ engagement in learning with exclusive materials and interactive content. The virtual and hands-on investigations, activities, and instructional supports within the Science Techbook enhance the delivery of impactful, blended instruction, in person or at a distance.
3. Digital resources empower students, teachers, and families.
Good For Teachers, Too
Because this resource is created by former educators, school systems can be confident that what they teach is fully in line with Texas state standards. Among the Science Techbook features are:
Customization tools. These empower teachers to take the state learning standards to a new level with content personalized to students and their interests. This means teachers connect learning to the real world in multiple ways of engagement.
Language tools. The Science Techbook is available in both Spanish and English to empower students to grasp and execute science concepts easily.
Visual accommodations. Features like closed captioning put the power of accessibility tools into teachers’ and students’ hands to meet learning where students are.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is a worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Explore the future of education at discoveryeducation.com.
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