4 Digital Textbooks that Promote Experiential and Inquiry-based Learning in Class

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In today's post I am sharing with you this collection of digital curricular materials created by Discovery Education (DE) for use with students. These are basically four textbooks (Techbooks as DE labelled them)  that cover the subjects of Math, Social Studies, Science, and STEM. Informed by the theoretical principles of experiential and inquiry-based learning, these resources are designed to engage students in hands-on learning experiences where they (students) get to empirically explore the direct application of leaned knowledge to real life situations and problems. One of the Techbooks in this collection, Math Techbook, has been featured in the Tech Edvocate 2019 Awards winners list. Please note that to use any of these resources you need to request a demo by filling up the relevant corresponding form.

1- Math Techbook

"Math Techbook’s standards-aligned content is specifically developed for diverse student learners and curated by experts. By adding real-world context to everyday math concepts, this digital textbook transforms traditional math problems into relatable and relevant problems worth solving. It combines conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application to help all students develop a long-lasting mastery of mathematics."

2- Social Studies

"Social Studies Techbook is a standards-aligned, core-curricular resource that uses an inquiry-based approach to enhance literacy and critical thinking skills, allowing students to approach inquiry through the 5Es: Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate. From stories of ancient cultures to current events, this comprehensive digital textbook takes concepts off the pages and brings lessons to life."

3- Science Techbook

"Built on the 5E model, Science Techbook provides exciting multimedia, virtual activities and hands-on labs with model lessons, STEM project starters, and standard-aligned assessments. This digital science textbook is a one-stop K-12 science resource offering everything students want and teachers need."

4-  STEM Connect

"Discovery Education STEM Connect is an interdisciplinary K-8 resource that enhances core curriculum and brings STEM to life in your classroom. Students build valuable problem-solving skills as they develop and apply solutions to important real-world challenges."