Will It Float? Turning the TI-Innovator™ Rover Into a Robot-BoatPosted 23/01/2023 by Sónia Reis
Science teacher Alexandre Gomes likes to think “out of the box,” and nothing pleases him more than to tinker with a device to make it do something more than what it was designed for. Why not turn the TI-Innovator™ Rover into a floating measuring station, for example? Gomes and five of his students at the Portuguese Oliveira Júnior school put their sailing caps on and adapted the device for movement on water.Read more...
A safe TI-Rover touchdown on earthPosted 05/04/2021 by Hans-Martin Hilbig, Ian Galloway
On February 18, 2021 billions of people from all over the world held their breath when NASA’s Perseverance Rover landed safely on Mars. This event inspired Hans-Martin Hilbig, a retired engineer and T³ instructor to stage a TI-Rover landing on Earth, using his DIY drone.Read more...
Physics project: students sprint towards sustainable waste solutionsPosted 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.”
Programming the TI-Innovator Rover inspires Finnish and Portuguese exchange studentsPosted 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.Read more...
Tropical storm leads to STEM project on La ReunionPosted 06/04/2020 by Marthe Pariset
“Combining math with real-world challenges through a ‘learning by doing’ approach is very rewarding. Sometimes teachers don’t get involved with STEM projects because they are not experts in all the different fields. But it is quite normal not to understand all the theory before starting a project. You learn on the go. I know from experience that finding a solution to a problem together with your students is very motivating!”Read more...
True Integration of STEM During Dutch-Portuguese Student ExchangePosted 23/04/2019 by Carlos Coelho (@coelhocarlosTI)
As a participant of the T³ Sharing Inspiration 2017 event, Portuguese teacher Raúl Aparício Gonçalves got inspired by the demonstrations of Rover. He decided to develop an international project for his students. In 2018, this led to the exchange between 30 students of the Dutch CSG Liudger and Portuguese Ermesinde High School. “It was great to interact with different cultures and school practices,” said one of the students. “This was an interactive project where we shared knowledge.”Read more...
German school THG Waltrop does more maths than ever beforePosted 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).Read more...