By tpm | September 20, 2012
For those of you that are teachers, I wanted to make you aware that Texas Instruments has a special promotion going on right now that allows schools to earn a free wireless Navigator system. By collecting 60 of the cards that come in a TI-Nspire CX or TI-Nspire CX CAS package, you can get a free Navigator. You need to collect the entire card, not just the “TI points.” The program runs until November 15, 2012, and does require some online Navigator training (see this PDF on the TI website for more details).
At my school, we have been able to collect enough cards to earn a Navigator system, and we are hoping to get enough to earn a second system. We haven’t decided which room will end up with the Navigator system yet, but I am crossing my fingers. If you’ve never used a Navigator system, it really does expand the potential of a classroom set of TI-Nspire calculators by allowing you to interface with them wirelessly. I’ve used it in workshop settings but not in the classroom. You can send document files to the kids, use them to ask questions and collect answers. It’s really an amazing technology. If our school’s Navigator ends up in my room, I can guarantee I’ll have more to say about my experience with it here at Tech Powered Math.