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                        Welcome to the OnLine Authoring Classroom!
  1. Introduction to native Nspire Authoring Tools (Scatterplots, Strings and Programs)

  2. Detailed Introductory Tutorials for native Nspire Authoring Tools

  3. More Advanced Techniques

  4. TI-Nspire and Lua: Introductory Lessons: Dynamic Text (1-5)

  5. TI-Nspire and Lua: Working with Images and Graphics (Lessons 6-10)

  6. TI-Nspire and Lua: Classes, Mouse and KeyBoard Control (Lessons 11 - 15)

  7. TI-Nspire and Lua: Tips, Tricks and Useful Guidelines (Lessons 16 - 20)

  8. TI-Nspire and Lua: 3.2: Create Your Own Rich Text Boxes for Math, Chemistry and more. (Lessons 21 - 22) and learn about the amazing new Physics Engine and to Touch-Enabled Devices. (Lessons 23 - 28)

Here you may begin your TI-Nspire authoring journey, and then go on to bigger and better challenges!

TI-Nspire offers a wealth of different tools and approaches which support the creation of interactive documents for teaching and learning. The main focus in this classroom will be on the creation of dynamic visual models (using scatterplots driven by a program), often accompanied by dynamic text. In this way, students may build conceptual understanding of the mathematics and science that they are learning.

You will also learn how to create tutorial programs that will serve to consolidate the conceptual learning: students will be assisted to practise the skills as well as acquire the understanding that is needed for success in mathematics learning.

Some examples of mathematics documents may be found at the Mathematics Sampler page, and for science there is the Science Sampler.

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LEVEL 1: Introductory

QuickStart 1: Making things appear and disappear using conditions.

QuickStart 2: Create your own dynamic number line (introducing ScatterPlots and Notes).

QuickStart 3: Create your own dynamic hundreds chart (introducing Notes and Programs).

(1.1) Dynamic Models with Scatter Plots

(1.3) Get to know Notes a little better.

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LEVEL 2: Tutorials
(2.1) Follow with the Dynamic ScatterPlots Tutorial

(2.2) Follow with the Dynamic Strings Tutorial

(2.3) Create some simple interactive programs.

(2.4) With TI-Nspire 3.0, creating powerful interactive documents does not always mean inventing everything your self. With the new Question App response types in combination with TI-Nspire Navigator, it is possible to easily create documents which provide powerful learning and assessment tools.

You now have all the ingredients you need to begin creating your own dynamic documents! Once you have these basic skills, you are ready for some of the more advanced techniques. 

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LEVEL 3: More Advanced Techniques

(3.1) Create your own algebra tiles. The useful techniques in this tutorial provide you with skills and tools that can be applied to many different situations. Includes an introduction to the technique of "indirection" (in which you refer to variables INdirectly instead of directly).

(3.2) Create your own dynamic tables. The ability to organize your Notes pages into tables is very useful - especially when these tables can be composed of dynamic text and values, and be scrollable within the viewing window. Learn these techniques here.

(3.3) Create your own dynamic tables template. Now that you know how to create dynamic tables in Notes, what would be really useful would be a template document, that makes it very easy to insert your own data, both calculated and even downloaded from the web.

(3.4) Create powerful interactive algebra documents for both CAS and nonCAS using the Polynomial Toolkit for TI-Nspire. Why should CAS users have all the fun? The toolkit documents, when placed in the MyLib folder, provide access to dozens of great utilities that enable teachers to easily create programs and documents that support students' learning of algebra. From quickly and easily expressing polynomials created with sliders in their correct mathematical form, to simplifying and factoring polynomials this is a treasure trove of useful tools.

(3.5) Learn how to create your own Player-enabled web pages to make your TI-Nspire documents available live online for students and colleagues.

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LEVEL 4: TI-Nspire and Lua Scripting

Get started with the most exciting new feature for programming on the TI-Nspire platform using this sampler of Lua activities developed by Texas Instruments. Download and study the code.
If you have worked through levels 1 and 2 above, then you are ready to apply what you learned there to the more powerful Lua scripting language! The tutorials offered here will provide a simple introduction to Lua and enable you to create some relatively simple but interesting and very useful documents for yourself.

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