Education Technology
  • You Can Teach an Old Snake New Tricks: Computer Science on the TI-84 Plus CE Python Graphing Calculator

    Posted 08/27/2021 by Becky Byer

    When I first heard Python was on the new TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator, I wondered how this is different from programming Python on other platforms. Find out how this can benefit computer science students.

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  • Coding Like a Girl (Scout), and Loving It!

    Posted 08/06/2021 by Jennifer Kass

    Texas Instruments collaborated with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas to create activities for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors that allow them to earn the Coding for Good, Coding Basics badge. By using a graphing calculator that they may already be familiar with from their math and science classes, this gives girls a friendly introduction to coding.

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  • Going for Gold: 5 Sports-Themed Activities to Engage Your Students

    Posted 07/29/2021 by Brad Posnanski (@POSitive_MATH)

    On July 23, athletes began to assemble in a much-anticipated worldwide international athletic competition. Educators may find their minds racing on all the rich opportunities for sports-related ideas to engage students in the math and science classroom. Take a look at five activities you can try with your students.

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  • AP® Statistics: 6 Math Functions You Must Know for the TI-Nspire™ CX Graphing Calculator

    Posted 05/04/2021 by Curtis Brown, @cbmathguy

    The AP® Statistics exam requires a deep understanding of the concepts, but also an ability to carry out statistical computations. So what functionalities on your calculator are best to know and use when taking the exam? We highlight six features of the TI-Nspire™ CX family of graphing calculators that are “must-knows” in preparing for success in class and on exams.

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  • Monday Night Calculus With Steve Kokoska and Tom Dick

    Posted 04/06/2021 by Curtis Brown (@cbmathguy)

    This school year, TI has teamed up with former AP® Calculus Chief Reader Steve Kokoska and former Test Development committee member Tom Dick to provide content sessions for students and teachers. The sessions will cover content and questions that teachers have asked for, as well as original, unique, problems on topics that come up in the sequence of teaching the course.

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  • National Robotics Week
    National Robotics Week

    Celebrate National Robotics Week With Supervised Teardowns

    Posted 04/02/2021 by Harshal S. Chhaya, Systems Engineer and Product Manager (@hschhaya)

    Supervised teardowns are a tear-ific and engaging way to introduce students to engineering and robotics. Investigating the insides of familiar products sparks curiosity and encourages exploration. This National Robotics Week, encourage your students to learn what’s inside the devices they use on a daily basis.

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  • Girl Scouts + Texas Instruments = A Winning Equation

    Posted 03/19/2021 by Michelle Grooms, TI Educational Technology Consultant (@Mlg5791)

    Did you know that Girl Scout troops can borrow TI technology and even have a TI expert lead girls through a STEM or coding experience to complete a badge? Keep reading to learn the different ways we can support your troop.

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  • A Teacher’s 5 Words That Changed My Life

    Posted 03/01/2021 by Tracy Hamilton, Electrical and Computer Engineer

    In celebration of International Women’s Day, I am sharing how my ninth grade algebra teacher had a profound impact on my life.

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  • Erin Patterson
    Erin Patterson

    How a TI Calculator and a Few Special Teachers Added up to an Engineering Career

    Posted 02/18/2021 by Erin Patterson, TI Education Technology Software Development Manager

    This Engineers Week, meet the TI engineer who started playing with a TI calculator at the age of four and now tests TI calculators for a living.

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  • The Best of TI’s Science Lessons

    Posted 12/15/2020 by Erick Archer

    These are my eight favorite science activities from TI’s ScienceNspired.com website.

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  • TI Codes Contest Winners Revealed

    Posted 10/12/2020 by Matt Carson

    Texas Instruments teamed up with NASA to host the TI Codes Contest. We asked students to think of ways to improve a process or product on the International Space Station (ISS) using TI technology. Here are the winners.

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  • Best of Physics Activities for the Fall Semester

    Posted 10/09/2020 by Erick Archer

    These are some of the best physics activities from TI’s ScienceNspired.com website.

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  • Best of Biology Activities for the Fall Semester

    Posted 10/09/2020 by Erick Archer

    These are some of the best biology activities from TI’s ScienceNspired.com website.

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  • Best of Middle Grades Science Activities

    Posted 10/09/2020 by Erick Archer

    These are some of the best middle grades science activities from TI’s ScienceNspired.com website.

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  • Best of Chemistry Activities for the Fall Semester

    Posted 10/09/2020 by Erick Archer

    These are some of the best chemistry activities from TI’s ScienceNspired.com website.

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  • Can You Hear the Ball Bounce?

    Posted 09/21/2020 by Karlheinz Haas (@karl0294)

    How can we live up to the challenge of making a realistic connection between math and science instruction, using technology while we’re at it? In our new ball bounce activity, we take a new look at an “old” data-collection experiment. Adapted easily to a remote learning environment, teachers and students can share and analyze real-world data — it’s a slam dunk!

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  • A Back to School Like No Other: A Lesson in Resilience

    Posted 08/25/2020 by Peter Balyta (@pbalyta)

    As students head back to school, whether in the classroom or at the kitchen table, what we are asking of our teachers is nothing short of heroic. Read my thoughts on preparing for a back to school like no other.

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  • 5+ Tips for Using the TI-84 Plus in Your Math Class

    Posted 01/11/2018 by Tom Reardon

    In this post, Tom highlights the five tips for the TI-84 Plus that he highlighted in his Office Hours on Facebook Live.  Missed the Facebook Live or want to watch it again? The link is included in the blog post. Download a PDF guide that details more of Tom’s tips for using the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator in your math class.

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  • Overcoming Fear of Math
    Overcoming Fear of Math

    How I overcame my fear of mathematics and finally understood the world

    Posted 01/19/2017 by Peter Balyta

    Read about TI Ed Tech president Peter Balyta's experience overcoming his fear of mathematics and the discovery that followed.

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