Education Technology
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Statistics Office Hours With Expert Daren Starnes

    Posted 12/04/2020 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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  • TI’s Gift to You! 12 Days of Holiday Math Challenges

    Posted 12/01/2020 by Ellen Fishpaw

    Our gift to you this holiday season: 12 days of holiday-themed math challenges that will help sprinkle some holiday cheer into your classroom.

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  • Monday Night Calculus With Steve Kokoska and Tom Dick

    Posted 11/30/2020 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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  • It's the Most Math-Magical Time of the Year!

    Posted 11/25/2020 by Kareya Saleh

    It’s the mathiest season of all! And we want to make sure you’re ready to celebrate in style.

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  • Tips for Teachers in the time of COVID-19

    Posted 10/30/2020 by Joanie Funderburk (@JoanieFun)

    As an educator, you have many changes to navigate this school year. Your school might be shifting between online and in-person learning. You might be adapting to new schedules and different ways of teaching. And add to that, you’re trying to keep up with the needs of your students, your family and your friends. Here are some tips for teaching math in the time of COVID-19.

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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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  • Top Tips for Tackling the SAT® with the TI-84 Plus CE

    Posted 10/21/2020 by Karen Campe (@KarenCampe)

    On the SAT® Exam, calculators are allowed on one of the two math sections. Read on for tips to leverage your TI-84 Plus CE for success on test day!

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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 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 7 Reasons Why Python on the TI-Nspire™ CX II Graphing Calculator Is a Must-Have for Your Classroom

    Posted 09/15/2020 by Harshal S. Chhaya (@hschhaya)

    Experience the power of Python, a popular programming language, on a familiar and powerful platform, the TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator.

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  • Virtual Icebreakers … as Easy as 1-2-3!

    Posted 09/04/2020 by Jennifer Kass (@jennkass)

    We’re sharing some of our favorite icebreakers that can be done virtually to help teachers build a sense of connection and community with their classes.

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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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  • Texas Instruments Brings Its Hands-On Coding Workshops to ShadOnline

    Posted 08/24/2020 by TI Staff

    When a 20-day coding program was forced to pivot to a virtual event, hundreds of students learned to solve coding problems through innovative workshops.

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  • Top 10 Books for Every Teacher’s Summer Reading List

    Posted 07/14/2020 by Kevin Spry, Manager, T³™ Professional Development, Texas Instruments, @kspry

    We asked some of our favorite educators for the books they turn to for inspiration in their work. Happy reading!

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  • Leveling the Math Playing Field

    Posted 05/19/2020 by Joanie Funderburk (@JoanieFun)

    The challenge around improving math education is significant and complex. The recent shift to online learning is only widening the educational opportunity gap between affluent and disadvantaged students. In this era of accountability, long-standing inequities are being exposed, and they demand our attention now.

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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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  • Top Tips From a Math Teacher for Taking the Online AP® Exam

    Posted 05/01/2020 by Kim Thomas, AP® test reader

    As AP® tests move online this spring, I’m sharing tips for math teachers, students and parents to prepare for this new format. The digital test includes important changes that students and teachers should become familiar with to be successful on test day.

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  • Top Tips From a Science Teacher for Taking the Online AP® Exam

    Posted 04/29/2020 by Jessica Kohout, AP® Biology teacher

    AP® exams will be administered differently this year. Get a quick overview on the new format and tips from a science teacher on prepping for the big day.

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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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  • The Long Road to My STEM Career

    Posted 03/12/2020 by Ada Woo, Ph.D.

    I took the long way around in my career path. Literally. I was born in Hong Kong, about 7,500 miles from Iowa City. Growing up, I didn’t have much encouragement to follow a STEM career path. Today, I’m sharing my STEM journey — the whole story — with girls so they can accept the failures and celebrate learning from them.

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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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