Education Technology
  • Do Python Modules Really Have More Fun?

    Posted 06/03/2022 by John Hanna

    Discover how using modules in your Python programming on the TI-84 Plus CE Python and TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculators can save your time and sanity, too!

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  • Looking for a STEM Solution for Your Camps This Summer?

    Posted 05/13/2022 by Stacy Thibodeaux (@stacythib)

    If your school or district is considering hosting STEM and coding camps this summer, take a look at Texas Instruments for resources, ideas, downloadable lessons and instructional videos. Plus, learn how to borrow everything you need to do the projects.

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  • Earth Day Engineering

    Posted 04/22/2022 by Jessica Kohout (@MrsKohout)

    On this Earth Day, get your students problem-solving on real-world environmental issues.

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  • Get Your Promposal Ready — Try Balloons and Buttons

    Posted 04/11/2022 by John Hanna

    It’s prom season, and it can be hard to keep your students from daydreaming about prom night. How about an activity that will grab their attention while you sneak in some programming skills? Check out several examples for “promposals” on the TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator.

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  • The Heartbeat of STEM

    Posted 02/11/2022 by Jessica Kohout (@MrsKohout)

    Are you interested in introducing your students to coding but are not sure how? Read about this heart-pounding STEM project that will get your students excited about programming.

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  • Math and Python: A Great Valentine’s Day Couple

    Posted 02/04/2022 by Adam Pennell (@apennell1)

    Valentine’s Day is a time of love, and who doesn’t love math and Python? Have your students use Python to shoot cupid’s arrow through a heart while learning about linear and quadratic functions. Math and Python using TI technology: a match made for Valentine’s Day.

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  • Behind the Scenes of TI Codes

    Posted 01/21/2022 by John Hanna

    Take a peek behind the scenes of TI Codes with the author himself, John Hanna. Learn more about the history and conception of this popular free web resource that is teaching students and teachers to code in TI-Basic and Python on their TI calculators.

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  • How to Host Your Own TI Codes Contest

    Posted 01/07/2022 by Alison Steele, Senior Marketing Manager

    Want to help your students prepare for this year’s TI Codes Contest? Or just looking for some light, fun STEM competition to bring to your school or group? Check out this guide and download templates to help hold your own mini TI Codes Contest!

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  • Choose Your Own Adventure: 5 Projects To Get Students Coding With Python!

    Posted 12/03/2021 by Becky Byer @ bb31415

    Computer Science Education Week is just around the corner … are you ready for some Python fun with your students? How do you plan to spend the week? Read on to learn about 5 projects to get students coding with Python.

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  • To STEM and Beyond!

    Posted 11/01/2021 by Stacy Thibodeaux (@stacythib)

    Read all about how one teacher uses TI technology in her STEM/robotics class to engage students, and support computer science and Python coding.

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

    Posted 10/06/2021 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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  • 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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  • Designing Your Classroom With Purpose

    Posted 08/23/2021 by Emily Kraus (@krausmath) (in partnership with @TICalculators)

    As I prepare for a new year, the first thing that always pops into my mind is my classroom: the setup, the layout, the functionality, the organization … and, of course, the aesthetic. I want every square inch to serve as a resource or reference for my students.

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  • Going Back to School With Stations

    Posted 08/20/2021 by Jamie Miller (@jamiemillermath) (in partnership with @TICalculators)

    Utilizing stations the first week of school sets the tone for the school year. It shows your students that your classroom will be filled with student voice, collaboration, engagement and movement.

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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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  • Using Python to Squeeze the Fun Back Into Math

    Posted 07/16/2021 by Becky Byer

    Python is included in the new TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator! Find out how Python on the handheld gives math teachers a tool that uses coding to teach and explore mathematics.

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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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    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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  • 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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