Thoughts from a reflective educator.
Hi folks, I'm planning on doing an online training session, we'll see if I get anyone to sign up! The first 20 people to post a comment here will be registered in this free training session in Geogebra. This limit of 20 people is only because http://dimdim.com restricts the free online sessions to 20 people. I'm not, by any means, an expert in the program, but I am happy to share what I have learned in 2 years of using the program.
Of course this training session is dependent on my internet connection remaining up. I guess if there are problems, we can always reschedule.
A little over three years ago I decided I wanted to experiment with online learning, and I decided I would start this experiment with a training session for Geogebra, which is still software I love to use in my teaching. A week after I made announcements everywhere about the training session, my Dad died, and I never ran the session. Three years later, I'm still receiving registration requests for the program so I know there is still interest. At one point, all of you registered for this training opportunity.
I'm still personally interested in what this would look like from my perspective, but I already know of a terrific resource for learning Geogebra for beginners so I see little point in duplicating effort. Linda ran an excellent (and free) course last year, and I recommend using it as a resource for getting started with Geogebra. You can access it here: http://moodlemeets.learnnowbc.ca/course/view.php?id=3
It's free, but you have to create a login at http://learnnowbc.ca in order to access the course. The course is archived, but there are lots of discussions archived in the forums, and you may find many of your questions answered there.
If you are still stuck, you can take a further plunge and if you have not already done so, sign up for Twitter and then search for #mathchat in the search box on Twitter. Many of the mathematics educators that post with the #mathchat hashtag use Geogebra regularly and may be able to answer your questions. Hopefully you've also already found http://geogebratube.com/ which already contains 10,000 Geogebra resources that are free to use and modify as you see fit.
David is a mathematics teacher and a learning specialist for technology at Stratford Hall in Vancouver, BC. He has been teaching since 2002, and has worked in Brooklyn, London, and Bangkok before moving back to Canada. He has his Masters degree in Educational Technology from UBC, and is the co-author of a mathematics textbook. He has been published in ISTE's Leading and Learning, Educational Technology Solutions, The Software Developers Journal, The Bangkok Post and Edutopia. He blogs with the Cooperative Catalyst, and is the Assessment group facilitator for Edutopia. He has also helped organize the first Edcamp in Canada, and TEDxKIDS@BC.