Author Archives: Lucas Allen

Win a Texas Instrument Graphing Calculator #GenSTEMcontest

Win a Texas Instrument Graphing Calculator #GenSTEMcontest

As they often do to kick off the school year, Texas Instruments is doing a back-to-school contest with some very cool prizes on the line. From now through Sept 25, they’re giving away TI graphing calculators each week to a couple of lucky winners. Additionally, the grand prize is $500 and trip for two to Dallas to Texas Instruments’ HQ. To enter, visit the contest website where you can enter by taking a quiz about your STEM style quiz. You can also enter by posting a picture of how you’re into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and posting it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #GenSTEMcontest. As an added cool factor, former NFL center John Urschel and MIT PhD candidate in mathematics is helping to select the winners.

 

TI-Innovator Ranger Demo and Code

TI-Innovator Ranger Demo and Code

A few weeks back, I added my review of the TI-Innovator. I had a couple of demos in that review, and I’ve been adding an explanation and code so interested teachers and students can try them out in their own classrooms. In this post, I’m taking the TI-Innovator Ranger for a spin. The Ranger technology… Continue Reading

TI-Innovator Hub Demo

I recently added a review of the TI-Innovator. I had a couple of simple demos in there, and I promised I’d show how I did them later. Here’s the first of two blog posts explaining one of those demos. This one is really simple, just playing a few notes from the original Super Mario Bros… Continue Reading

TI-Innovator Review

TI-Innovator Review

  A few months back, Texas Instruments announced a new STEM education product they had developed that would encourage kids to develop coding skills right on their graphing calculators, the TI-Innovator. The Innovator would work with either the TI-Nspire CX family or the TI-84 Plus CE, the latest generation of Texas Instruments graphing calculators. I… Continue Reading

Machine Learning Specialization Cut Short by Coursera

After an extremely long wait, today was the day that the fifth course in Coursera’s Machine Learning Specialization was set to begin. I’ve been with this specialization since it launched in the fall of 2015. Students were initially promised an ambitious slate of six courses, including a capstone that would wrap up by early summer of… Continue Reading