Author Archives: Lucas Allen

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

How to Draw Mario on the TI-Nspire

A few months back I had some time on my hands and did a post on how to graph Mickey Mouse with the TI-Nspire. Today I found myself in the same situation and decided to try my hand with the classic Nintendo character Mario on the Nspire. I imposed the same rules on myself as… Continue Reading

Texas Instruments Announces TI-Innovator

Texas Instruments Announces TI-Innovator

UPDATE: I have posted a hands on TI-Innovator review. Continuing to build their brand as a way to teach and learn STEM skills in the classroom, Texas Instruments has announced exciting new hardware, the TI-Innovator Hub. The TI-Innovator was created using the TI LaunchPad™ Board technology and is designed as a classroom tool that introduces students… Continue Reading

Thoughts on Illinois’s Move From PARCC to SAT

Thoughts on Illinois’s Move From PARCC to SAT

If you missed the news the other day, my home state of Illinois is partially opting out of their 5-year contract with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test. While elementary grades will continue to give the test, high school students are done with it, and instead will receive the… Continue Reading

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