Discovery Education’s Math Techbook Wins 2019 Tech Edvocate Award
Silver Spring, MD (September 4, 2019)—The Discovery Education Math Techbook, an immersive digital curriculum supporting math instruction across North America, was recently named a winner of the 2019 Tech Edvocate Award in the “Best Math App or Tool Category.” In addition, Discovery Education STEM Connect was named a finalist in the “Best STEM/STEAM Education App or Tool” category and Discovery Education earned finalist status in the “Best Global EdTech Company” category. Discovery Education is the leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms worldwide.
The Tech Edvocate awards are the culmination of a process that began with the solicitation of nominees from The Edvocate readers in June/July of 2019 and then a period of online voting through July 31, 2019. A nominee’s performance during the online voting period was used to gauge their popularity, but finalists and winners were ultimately selected by a panel comprised of two edtech thought leaders, two PreK-12 teachers, one college professor, two K-12 administrators, one college administrator, and two PreK-12 parents.
Discovery Education’s family of Math, Science, and Social Studies Techbooks are currently used by approximately 5.6 million students across all 50 states and Canada. An immersive digital curriculum, Discovery Education’s Techbooks are aligned to rigorous standards and updated regularly at no cost. Each Techbook provides educators with detailed lesson plans, embedded formative assessments, hands-on activities, digital simulations, and robust teacher supports that deeply engage students in learning. The Math Techbook connects students to math through real-world problems, helping all learners develop long-lasting mastery of mathematical concepts. In addition, the Math Techbook has been independently verified by EdReports.org to meet the highest levels of mathematical content and pedagogy.
STEM Connect is a cutting-edge, web-based, interdisciplinary K-8 supplemental resource. STEM Connect helps students develop the creative, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills they need for success beyond graduation, and was recently awarded the prestigious CODiE award by the Software and Information Industry Association. Featuring flexible, modular learning units, STEM Connect provides students an easy-to-follow educational experience that includes real-world challenges, career connections, and hands-on activities.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from Tech Edvocate, and we thank all the panelists that participated in selecting the Tech Edvocate 2019 finalists and winners for their service,” said Scott Kinney, Discovery Education’s President of K-12 Education. “Tech Edvocate’s acknowledgment of our company and services confirms and validates the partnerships so many school districts nationwide have created with Discovery Education.”
Users of the Math Techbook, STEM Connect, and other Discovery Education services are supported by the Discovery Education Community. A global community of education professionals, the Discovery Education Community connects members across school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing, and inspiration.
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