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Change of Leadership for Texas Instruments Calculators

Change of Leadership for Texas Instruments Calculators

On Friday, Texas Instruments announced a big change in leadership at the top of their calculator division. Melendy Lovett, who has been part of Texas Instruments for 20 years and has led the calculator division for a decade, is retiring. The new president of Texas Instruments’ Education Technology division is Peter Balyta. Balyta is just… Continue Reading

TI-Nspire OS 3.6

TI-Nspire OS 3.6

UPDATE: Several of you posted more information about TI-Nspire OS 3.6 on the Tech Powered Math Facebook page. As usual Adriend Bertrand of TI-Planet already has a great story up on 3.6. Apparently, it was first available for download in mid-October. In addition to the changes I had already noticed. Readers pointed out some additional… Continue Reading

PARCC Test and Calculators

The Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) annual meeting kicks off tomorrow in my hometown of Peoria, Illinois. I’m actually the co-chairman of the meeting, so I’ll be there throughout, and I plan to do at least one post about the meeting. For the most dedicators math educators, there was actually a pre-conference today.… Continue Reading

Quick HP Prime Update

Update: If you are looking for the latest on the HP Prime, check out my HP Prime review.  I mentioned about a week ago that if there was any HP Prime news that I’d be sure to update everyone. Today there was news. I heard from two different people regarding the HP Prime. One was… Continue Reading

Interview With Texas Instruments President Melendy Lovett About Hollywood STEM Initiative

Interview With Texas Instruments President Melendy Lovett About Hollywood STEM Initiative

Yesterday, Texas Instruments revealed that it has been hard at work creating a series of supplementary curriculum STEM activities connected to movies. STEM Behind Hollywood is TI’s new program of TI-Nspire activities.  The first of these activities is Zombie Apocalypse, an activity inspired by zombie movies. The activity works on the TI-Nspire handheld, iPad app,… Continue Reading

Chromecast for Teachers

Chromecast for Teachers

UPDATE: My Chromecast Review for Teachers has now been posted.   Even in the midst of getting ready for the big book release today, something caught my eye yesterday that I couldn’t pass up doing a post about. If you missed it, the Google Chromecast was announced yesterday. The Chromecast is a device that should… Continue Reading