Category Archives: TI-84

Texas Instruments Announces TI-Innovator

Texas Instruments Announces TI-Innovator

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 to coding and engineering design.

“The TI-Innovator allows students to get hands-on with technology and not even realize they are learning important STEM principles, like coding, that they need to be successful in the classroom today, in college tomorrow and in their careers in the future,” said Peter Balyta, Ph.D., president of TI Education Technology. “The opportunities for exploration are endless; students’ imaginations are their only limits.”

Photo via Texas Instruments
Photo via Texas Instruments

Promotional videos and photos show students using the TI-Innovator to code and interact with robots using their Texas Instruments. Best of all, the device works on both major TI platforms, the TI-Nspire CX and TI-84 Plus CE. I’m quite interested to try it out and hope to review it soon from the perspective of a long time educator and current STEM practitioner.

STEM Behind Sports

STEM Behind Sports

Continuing their popular “STEM Behind…” series of classroom activities that feature interesting applications of mathematics and science with Texas Instruments technologies, TI has launched a new curriculum module, STEM Behind Sports. Previous modules in the series like STEM behind Hollywood feature the TI-Nspire CX, but STEM Behind Sports features the TI-84 Plus CE (review). Like… Continue Reading

Some TI-84 Plus CE Launch Models Will Require Immediate Upgrade

UPDATE (5/7/2015): Texas Instruments has released the new version of their TI-84 Plus CE operating system, version 5.0.1.0012. It can be downloaded from education.ti.com. You’ll also need the new version of TI-Connect. If you run into any problems on the upgrade, TI customer support can help you out at 1-800-TI-CARES.   Tomorrow, you’ll be able… Continue Reading

The Evolving TI-84 Plus Platform

The Evolving TI-84 Plus Platform

With a platform that’s been around as long as the TI-84, which is in and of itself the evolution of the TI-83 (launched in 1996), we’re bound to see models come and go. On Texas Instruments’ official website, I’ve noticed that certain models related to the TI-84 Plus were no longer featured. It also appears that… Continue Reading

TI-84 Plus CE Week

TI-84 Plus CE Week

It’s TI-84 Plus CE week here at Tech Powered Math. I’ve had a couple of weeks to interact with the new TI-84 Plus CE. I also recently had a nice informational chat with Texas Instruments’ reps about some TI-84 Plus CE news and how the TI-84 product line is evolving. All that added up to more than I… Continue Reading