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.
Post a comment to this post indicating what time works best for you. You need to fill in your email field, which is hidden from everyone except me, the owner of this blog. I’ll use your email address to send you the Dimdim meeting invitation, so it is important that you include it. Go to http://dimdim.com and sign up for an account. You will of course need to use the same email address as step 1. You should try it out first to check to make sure there are no problems ahead of time. I’ll of course be testing this myself. Update: We might use Mikogo instead, it seems easier to use. Oh and I suppose I should mention that you really want Geogebra installed. You can get it from http://geogebra.org and happily, it is free. I’ll also be putting up some resources on the blog, linked to this post, once I get a chance to organize them. You should make sure to come back here and download those resources. 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.