March 14: let’s celebrate Einstein’s birthdayPosted 10/03/2023 by Ian Galloway
If there is one equation known by the public, it is E=mc2. Created in 1905, the theory of Special Relativity has transformed our understanding of the Universe and the way it works. In that same year, 1905, Einstein explained the photoelectric effect by declaring that energy was quantized, for which he was awarded a Nobel Prize.Read more...
Sharing Inspiration 2021: Energy — the Elephant in the RoomPosted 06/12/2021 by Ian Galloway
The last session of Sharing Inspiration 2021 took place days after the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) had finished in Glasgow. Effectively, this was the T3 contribution to the debate on climate change and sustainable development.Read more...
Students Should Free Themselves From Pen and Paper, and Start Learning By DoingPosted 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.”Read more...
Exchange and Cooperation: Value of the T³ Teacher NetworkPosted 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.Read more...
Computational Thinking and Coding in the Classroom – Sharing Inspiration 2021Posted 30/09/2021 by Ian Galloway
On Sept. 16, close to 150 people logged in for the third quarterly Sharing Inspiration conference 2021, Computational Thinking and Coding in the Classroom. Four teachers gave presentations of the coding they were carrying out in the classroom and the way in which it impacted student thinking.Read more...
Computational Thinking for all students Dutch Leo Kanner schoolPosted 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.
STEM Education for a Sustainable World – Sharing Inspiration 2021Posted 10/05/2021 by Ian Galloway
April 22 was Earth Day and was also the second quarterly Sharing Inspiration conference 2021. Aptly, the theme was "STEM Education for a Sustainable World." More than 100 people logged in to listen to a keynote speech from European Commissioner Vladimir Garkov and STEM stories from the classroom.Read more...
You go girl! The experiences of women in STEMPosted 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.Read more...
How I performed lab experiments during lockdownPosted 18/03/2021 by Fernanda Neri, physics and chemistry teacher, Escola Secundária de Amares, Portugal
How can my students work on the lab experiments that are mandatory in the Portuguese curriculum during lockdown? As a physics and chemistry teacher I would like to share my experiences of switching to virtual lessons because of the global pandemic. Learning by doing is important to me; this is how students get a true understanding of physics and chemistry. When I get the chance, I sneak into a lab to use practical examples to explain scientific concepts, even during my regular classes. When I didn’t have these options during lockdown, I worked on solutions with the help of TI-Nspire CX technology.Read more...
Happy birthday to us! T³ Europe - 25 years old and still youngPosted 18/03/2021 by Stephan Griebel
In 2021 we are celebrating the 25th birthday of the teachers' network T³ - Teachers Teaching with Technology. At the end of the 1980s, the first graphing calculators appeared on the market. Two professors for math education, Bert Waits and Frank Demana, realized that the real potential of graphing calculators lay in the educational opportunities. Within a decade the developing new didactic possibilities excited many teachers and the T³ network was founded.Read more...