Education Technology
  • 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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  • From Wright Brothers to Ingenuity

    Posted 06/30/2021 by Karlheinz Haas (@karl0294)

    April 2021 marked the first time in history that an object built on Earth made a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The tiny NASA-built helicopter Ingenuity took off from aptly named Wright Brothers Field. This event provided teachers with a great opportunity to explore topics well within the high school, and even middle school, curriculum, and apply them through such a timely and exciting experience.

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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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  • Statistics Office Hours With Expert Daren Starnes

    Posted 03/02/2021 by Curtis Brown (@cbmathguy)

    This school year, TI has teamed up with author and master teacher, Daren Starnes, to provide live AP® Statistics sessions via YouTube geared toward teachers and students alike.

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  • ICYMI: TI’s Top 10 YouTube Videos of 2020

    Posted 01/05/2021 by Ellen Fishpaw (@ellenfishpaw)

    We are all about saving you time and energy in the classroom, or wherever you are teaching students from during this school year. In that vein, we’ve compiled our top 10 YouTube videos from 2020 to help you and your students continue to grow and flourish in the new year.

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  • Celebrate #CSEdWeek Teaching Students to Code With TI

    Posted 12/07/2020 by Stacy Thibodeaux (@stacythib)

    Classroom instruction time is precious. Coding and programming are valuable skills for students. Let me help you get started with a few time-saving tips and resources.

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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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  • TI’s Response to COVID-19: We Are Here for You

    Posted 05/08/2020 by Peter Balyta (@pbalyta)

    As more schools transition to remote learning to limit the spread of the coronavirus, our team has been hard at work exploring new resources, and identifying existing ones, that can support students and teachers as they pivot to virtual learning.

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  • Engage Students With This Real-World Earth Day Activity

    Posted 04/15/2020 by Tom Reardon (@tomreardon3)

    How many plastic straws are used in the U.S. each day? The answer to this and other plastic waste questions will surprise you in this Earth Day lesson that can be used for distance learning.

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  • Flattening the Curve: How You Can Learn to Stay Healthy With STEM

    Posted 03/26/2020 by Frederick Fotsch

    Everyone is scrambling to figure out how to keep the learning going. Teachers are being asked to create online content and lessons for students to consume at home. In this activity, students learn what it means to “flatten the curve” and understand why certain behaviors will help to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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  • Top 5 Tips for Transitioning to Virtual Teaching

    Posted 03/20/2020 by Erica Schiller

    As you journey into the world of distance education, get tips on effective teaching strategies from an expert in the field. Plus, join our webinars next Tuesday and Wednesday to ask your questions about transitioning to virtual learning.

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  • A Perfect March Madness® Bracket: What Are the odds?

    Posted 03/10/2020 by Curtis Brown (@cb_ltf)

    Every year, millions of people fill out a bracket for the NCAA tournament. If you’re like me, you hear that little voice saying, “What if I became the first person ever to fill out a perfect bracket?” But, do the math, and it’s easy to see the odds are overwhelmingly against it.

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  • How a TI Calculator Helped Launch an Engineering Career at TI

    Posted 02/05/2020 by Shreya Mandal

    Help get into the spirit of EWeek by reading how a TI calculator I“nspire”d an engineering career.

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  • In Honor of National Chemistry Week, 5 “Organic” Ways to Incorporate TI Technology Into Chemistry Class

    Posted 10/21/2019 by Stacy Thibodeaux, Chemistry Teacher

    National Chemistry Week, which runs Oct. 20–26, 2019, raises awareness about the importance of chemistry to our quality of life.

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  • 6 Spook-tacular Ways to Bring the Halloween “Spirits” Into Your Classroom

    Posted 10/14/2019 by Ellen Fishpaw (@ellenfishpaw)

    Up your Halloween game with some of our favorite fall activities for your math and science classroom.

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  • Get Ready for a Math-Packed School Year

    Posted 07/31/2019 by Courtney Ruggles

    Get ready for a math-packed school year. Enter for a chance to win a TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator of your choice. Prizes are awarded each week through Sept. 6, 2019.

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  • Introducing the TI-Nspire CX II

    Posted 03/06/2019 by Ellen Fishpaw

    Introducing a more powerful processor, new coding and math features and a fresh, new look.

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  • Free Resources for AP® Calculus

    Posted 01/28/2019 by Curtis Brown, math specialist, Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas

    TI in Focus resources include videos, documents and calculator files that explore scoring, common misconceptions and techniques for approaching topics in the released free-response questions of the AP® Calculus AB and BC exams through the lens of graphing technology.

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  • Testing Tips: Using Calculators on Class Assessments

    Posted 11/26/2018 by Karen Campe, Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T3™) National Instructor

    Whether you are giving a short quiz, a chapter test or end-of-term exam, here are some tips for how to use TI calculators successfully on class assessments.

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