Education Technology
  • Top 3 Halloween-Themed Classroom Activities

    Posted 10/22/2021 by Mark Watson

    Get students engaged in learning with zombies, maggots and ghostly things. These Halloween-themed activities offer great opportunities to turn class time into good, ghoulish fun — while still delivering instructional, standards-aligned content that’s relevant to your lesson plans.

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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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  • How To Use the TI-84 Plus Family of Graphing Calculators To Succeed on the ACT®

    Posted 04/01/2021 by Jeff McCalla, St. Mary’s Episcopal School Math Teacher (@jmccalla1)

    Use your TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator to uncover the hidden concepts behind tough ACT® questions. I’m sharing my top tips for using your TI calculator as a discovery tool instead of a machine that spits out answers.

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  • Using TI-Nspire™ Technology To Creatively Solve ACT® Math Problems

    Posted 02/22/2021 by Jeff McCalla, St. Mary’s Episcopal School Math Teacher (@jmccalla1)

    I’m sharing my favorite tips for using TI-Nspire™ technology to solve problems in non-traditional ways, including relation graphing, the Such That command, and converting radians to degrees.

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  • Tried-and-True Tips for ACT® Math Test Success

    Posted 01/22/2021 by Jeff McCalla, St. Mary’s Episcopal School Math Teacher (@jmccalla1)

    In 2021, the ACT® still hopes to offer an online version of the exam, giving students a choice between a paper and pencil or a digital version. No matter what format you choose, a handheld TI graphing calculator can save you time and energy on the test and help you succeed.

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    Top 10 Features of TI-84 Plus for Taking the ACT®

    Posted 10/29/2020 by Tom Reardon (@tomreardon3)

    Taking the ACT Soon? Here are 10 features on the TI-84 Plus that help students do their best work on the ACT.

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  • Let’s Get Back to the Basics

    Posted 08/27/2019 by TI Staff

    Get back to the basics with a calculator activity that helps teachers assess their students’ understanding of previously learned math concepts.

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  • How Else Can We Show This?

    Posted 12/17/2018 by Karen Campe, Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T3™) National Instructor

    Use multiple representations on TI graphing calculators to examine math problems through different lenses.

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  • End-of-Marking Period Feedback Is a Two-Way Street

    Posted 11/12/2018 by Karen Campe, Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T3™) National Instructor

    How might we make end-of-marking period evaluations into a constructive tool for the teacher AND the students? Here is one teacher’s plan.

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  • Which Texas Instruments (TI) Calculator for the ACT® and Why?

    Posted 10/25/2018 by Jeff McCalla, math teacher at St. Mary’s Episcopal School, Memphis, Tenn.

    In 2017, the ACT® changed its calculator policy. Does your TI-84 Plus or TI-Nspire™ graphing calculator comply with the new policy?

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  • Real-World Applications of Chemistry

    Posted 10/01/2018 by Ray Lesniewski - Honors and AP Chemistry Teacher, Jones College Prep, Chicago, IL

    How do you connect an abstract subject like chemistry to the real world? What labs or activities can you do that will help students see the connections?

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  • Making Math Connections Visually: Five Free Activities to Use in Your Algebra Class

    Posted 06/25/2018 by Curtis Brown

    Algebra is an essential part of every students’ math experience. However, we are often teaching abstract concepts that students struggle to grasp. Technology can help alleviate some of that pain by demonstrating those concepts in a new and intriguing way. In this post, we have pulled together five of our favorite algebra activities from the collection on the Math Nspired webpage. 

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  • Science Sims Can Be Phenomenal!

    Posted 03/20/2018 by Erick Archer

    The expression “seeing is believing” is usually true. But in science education, many of the concepts can be quite difficult for students to observe because they can be very small, very large, very fast or very slow. So how can we provide students with an experience of science phenomena in the confined 45 to 90 minutes of a class period? One option is with simulations. Try these 5 simulation-based lessons with your students.

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