In Florida, learning science will become elementary via Discovery Education.
The Sunshine State has approved the Discovery Education Science Elementary Techbook for classroom use.
Florida joins Indiana, Louisiana and Oregon in adopting Discovery Education's digital science service as the core instructional resource for elementary science instruction.
These approvals, through state textbook adoption processes, arm educators with dynamic digital resources that meet the evolving learning styles of today's students. Supporting the creation of 21st Century learning environments, the Discovery Education Techbook leverages children's natural interest in technology to ignite a love of science.
"Last night, President Obama, in his State of the Union address, challenged the country to connect students to the future with dynamic, engaging instructional resources like digital textbooks," said Bill Goodwyn, CEO, Discovery Education, in a statement. "We support this vision and, as a result of our partnership with school districts across the country for the past decade, we are thrilled to deliver today a ready-to-implement digital techbook that meets the challenge of preparing students with the skills needed to compete in tomorrow's increasingly competitive global economy."
Intended to replace traditional textbooks as the primary instructional resource for elementary schools, each edition of the Discovery Education Techbook series is built to address individual state science standards. In addition to digital content, a real-time assessment component included within the Techbook measures student progress and recommends individualized resources that reinforce classroom instruction.