Wednesday, May 4, 2011

TI announces the TI-Nspire CX, it's first color-display, handheld graphing calculator

I don't normally post about things that aren't free, but not everything in life is free and Graphing Calculators are widely used in school for a variety of courses and uses.

TI announces the TI-Nspire CX, TI's first color-display, handheld graphing calculator. TI is also releasing a host of new tools and software applications to go with the TI-Nspire CX -- they are all a part of TI's "Nspired Learning Solutions" for interactive math and science classrooms. The TI-Nspire CX uses color and images to help students to differentiate between data, visualize the problems, understand real-world applications, etc.

The new TI-Nspire CX handheld -- with TI-Nspire Software Version 3.0, color images, photographs, animations and rotating 3-D graphing -- draws students’ attention to key concepts and brings real-world learning into math and science classrooms.

I love the idea of the color screen. It helps graphs and information to be more easily distinguished. It has a rechargeable battery, can link up with the teacher's computer, can connect to Vernier sensors and can be used in math or science classes. 

Check out some features and resources.

TI-Nspire CX Handheld Features:

- The use of color can highlight different factors of an equation, corresponding with data shown side-by-side with tables, graphs or text. Full-color 3-D imaging lets students see and manipulate math formulas and science models.

- A 16-bit, 320 x 240 pixel, high-resolution display for clear, crisp viewing in a slim profile and sleek design

- The PublishView feature in the TI-Nspire Software Version 3.0 allows educators to create interactive lessons that can be published to the Web or printed as worksheets. Students can use PublishView to create reports and animated class presentations

- A rechargeable battery is included and is expected to last up to 100 hours of normal use on a single charge.

- The TI-Nspire CX Navigator wireless system – When a TI-Nspire handheld is linked to a teacher’s classroom computer via the wireless TI-Nspire Navigator system, teachers can better understand the progress of individual students

Resources: Multimedia Presentations 

Handheld Clip: An Introduction to the TI-NspireTM CX Handheld
Mark Fry, product line strategy manager for TI-Nspire, delivers a quick overview of the new TI-Nspire CX Handheld and demonstrates the benefits that color brings to learning math. Stream&Play:

Software Clip: An Introduction to the TI-NspireTM Software Version 3.0
Mark Fry, product line strategy manager for TI-Nspire, delivers a quick overview of the new TI-Nspire Software Version 3.0, including the new PublishViewTM feature. Stream&Play:

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