• Smart Irrigation With the TI-Nspire™ CX Ecosystem: “Students See That Mathematics Is Actually Very Useful”

    Posted 29/08/2022 by Carlos Coelho

    The motivation and enthusiasm of the students at Molelos Secondary School in Tondela, Portugal, were the driving forces behind the Smart Irrigation project using the TI-Nspire™ CX Ecosystem. But it was maths teacher Olga Pestana who put the wheels in motion.

  • The Heartbeat of STEM

    Posted 06/04/2022 by Jessica Kohout

    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.

  • Top 5 T³ Webinars From 2021

    Posted 11/02/2022 by Sónia Reis

    The start of a new year is the perfect time for setting new goals and prepping for the next few months of classes. Perhaps your goal is a large, year-long project, or maybe it’s a small, daily habit that you’d like to implement. Either way, one of the best ways to keep yourself motivated is by having a list. If professional learning is one of your goals, we’ve put together a list to help you get started. Here are the top 5 most watched T³ Webinars from 2021. These sessions are all free and available on demand. So, watch these recordings on your schedule and at your own pace!

  • Infrared Radiation and the James Webb Space Telescope

    Posted 11/02/2022 by Ian Galloway

    The James Webb Space Telescope has reached Lagrange point 2, one and a half million kilometers away, and is getting ready to explore the cosmos in the infrared part of the spectrum. Expansion of the universe means that after 15 billion years the light emitted by the earliest galaxies has stretched so that it is now in the infrared part of the spectrum. In this blog we focus on the discovery and use of infrared radiation.

  • Challenges From Space: The James Webb Space Telescope and Lagrange Points

    Posted 01/02/2022 by Ian Galloway

    On January 23, 2022, the James Webb Space Telescope reached its destination. This highly complex instrument is taking advantage of a cosmic location discovered by Euler and Lagrange more than 200 years ago. Read on to see how you can incorporate this into a classroom activity to calculate the Lagrange points.

  • Students Should Free Themselves From Pen and Paper, and Start Learning By Doing

    Posted 17/11/2021 by Sónia Reis

    With 25 years of teaching experience, Alexandre Gomes is practical about the role of technology in education. The physics and chemistry teacher, and T³ Europe instructor, believes that technology education in schools must evolve from theory to practice. "You need students to free themselves from pen and paper and to actually start learning by doing. And learning by doing, using Texas Instruments technology, makes perfect sense.”

  • Exchange and Cooperation: Value of the T³ Teacher Network

    Posted 30/10/2021 by Stephan Griebel

    The history of the T³ teacher network is a history of cooperation on many different levels. It is about cooperation between individuals as well as between institutions across national and ‘content’ boundaries.

  • Best Practice From France: How To Start Programming With BBC micro:bit and TI Handhelds

    Posted 06/07/2021 by Ludovia, article originally published in Ludomag.com

    Programming and teaching students how to code are an important part of the transformation of education in France. Four years after the start of this process, and a global pandemic later, two observations can be made that are also valuable for other countries in Europe. Firstly, teachers are willing to take up the challenge, but they are still very much in need of support. Secondly, numerous projects have been launched with the help of new tools to support both teachers and students to understand these new concepts. Among these tools, BBC micro:bit is popular, as is the TI-Innovator™ Hub and the robotic vehicle TI-Innovator™ Rover.

  • Computational Thinking for all students Dutch Leo Kanner school

    Posted 13/05/2021 by Koen Stulens

    The aim of the Computational Thinking strategy at the Leo Kanner secondary school in Leiden is to teach children to approach problems logically and to use digital tools to solve them. To this end, the school organised a pilot programme using TI-Nspire™ CX technology. “An important plus is that you learn the basics of computational thinking through this technology,” says teacher Zeno van der Zalm. “We started small, but we are now in the phase where we are involving more teachers and subjects in the trajectory.


  • You go girl! The experiences of women in STEM

    Posted 12/04/2021 by Sónia Reis

    What can we do to empower girls in secondary school to opt for a STEM focus in their education and career? In a world where scientific and technological solutions are desperately needed, we cannot exclude half the world’s talents. We need girls and women! Our T3 teacher network understands the importance of motivating girls to pursue STEM. Four T3 instructors and two students from Europe share their experiences with gender issues, classroom methods and STEM education.

  • Physics project: students sprint towards sustainable waste solutions

    Posted 23/10/2020 by Sónia Reis

    Separating out metal, developing greener ways to collect waste, fishing plastic out of water, washing glass and compressing domestic rubbish — these are the sustainable waste solutions which the students worked on. Using scrum, they were able to work independently, and this gave them the freedom to solve problems. “It’s challenging for both teachers and students,” said physics teacher Cathy Baars, who devised the project, “because the resulting product is not fixed.”

  • Portuguese students win trip to NASA with wheelchair project

    Posted 17/07/2020 by Sónia Reis

    A final school year project to develop a wheelchair controlled by head movements won five Portuguese high school students the trip of a lifetime to NASA earlier this year. The ‘Telepathy Physics’ project used motion sensors connected to the robotic vehicle Rover and took first prize in a national science competition initiated by the University of Lisbon. “The students were so motivated to help their fellow pupils with disabilities,” says teacher Alexandre Gomes. “At the same time, this real-world problem also helped deepen their interest in maths.”

  • Talking to machines – my thoughts on sustainability, technology, and Python

    Posted 07/07/2020 by Ian Galloway

    How should we ‘talk’ to machines? What language do they speak? Can they speak our language? Whatever means of communication is chosen it is now clear that for the first time in history we have the capability of ‘talking to machines’. That is to say that machines are no longer something we simply use but something we control. Herein lies the danger. If humans forget how the machine functions the machine itself will no longer be able to sustain itself in the event of breakdown.

  • My new school project: controlling a fighter jet with a handheld

    Posted 06/07/2020 by Ludovic Duchenne, Maths and computer sciences teacher Lycée Touchard Washington, Le Mans

    Wouldn’t it be a cool school project to write code to control a plane? And would it not be even cooler to do this for a military fighter jet like the French Rafale? I thought of developing this activity – while reliving the movie Top Gun in my head – as early as 2018. The coronavirus lockdown was a good opportunity for me to finally start working on the project. I was keen to get back to school after lockdown to surprise my computer science and technology students with a very different end of the year activity!

  • Education is key for a sustainable future; join in developing content!

    Posted 02/07/2020 by Stephan Griebel

    STEM education can play an important role in creating a sustainable future. Understanding issues relevant to sustainable development requires mathematics, including statistics and programming. To help facilitate this, an ambitious new project has been set up by T3 Europe involving content co-creation. We want to design classroom activities and content with STEM and sustainability in mind. That’s why we are calling on teachers to develop activities for this T3 Europe STEM sustainable development project.

  • Programming the TI-Innovator Rover inspires Finnish and Portuguese exchange students

    Posted 24/06/2020 by Carlos Coelho

    Coding and TI technology were at the heart of a successful exchange trip by several Finnish students to the Ermesinde High School in Portugal. The Portuguese and Finnish students worked side by side programming their own TI-Nspire handhelds. They were able to instruct the robotic vehicle Rover to follow a course and avoid obstacles using its distance sensor.

  • Join our successful T³ Europe Webinar Program!

    Posted 26/05/2020 by Ian Galloway

    Since the start of the corona crisis, the T³ teachers' association has developed webinars so you as a teacher can continue to work remotely on your professional development. The free T³ Europe webinars are designed for T³ instructors and lead teachers enhancing their knowledge about effective use of TI technology. The webinar series has got off to a good start. Since April 2, 2020 registration ran at more than 180 for the three with about 50 people logging in to listen at each session.  

  • The Power of Python Explained by Creator Guido van Rossum

    Posted 03/03/2020 by Koen Stulens

    Technology continues to grow in importance throughout our daily lives and students with an understanding of coding and programming have a head start over others. To help prepare them, Texas Instruments recently announced the addition of Python to the existing coding capabilities of TI technology. We had the unique opportunity to speak to Python’s creator Guido van Rossum, to discuss how the language came to be and the potential it can unleash in students as early as high school.

  • German school THG Waltrop does more maths than ever before

    Posted 22/10/2018 by Stephan Griebel

    “Working with the robot car TI-Innovator™ Rover is fun, and at the same time our students are doing more maths than ever before," says Dirk Schulz, a physics and maths teacher at the Theodor Heuss Gymnasium in Waltrop, Germany. Dirk Schulz is using the technology to boost his pupils’ enthusiasm about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).