The GeoGebra file featured in the gif above was created by past participant Joanne Overs
Every mathematics teacher should be proficient with GeoGebra! ... at least that is what we firmly believe at Learn Implement Share.
The articles linked below will help explain why we believe the following about GeoGebra:
Utilising GeoGebra extensively and proficiently with students is arguably the easiest, most efficient way to radically improve the learning environment of a maths classroom.
The above even applies to where GeoGebra is ONLY used as a demonstration tool.
And by the way, plugging into a projector and demonstrating GeoGebra hardly rates as a pedagogical change. (How else can a learning environment be significantly improved without significant pedagogical change?)
Teachers commonly assume GeoGebra is ONLY applicable to geometry and graphing in Yrs 11 and 12. However, GeoGebra is equally relevant throughout Years 6 - 10 and to topics such as measurement, statistics, 'Pythagoras', trigonometry and number.
GeoGebra fosters inquiry and conceptual understanding in students when used with a well-run, student-centred approach.
'GeoGebra - Become a proficient, inspired user' This is the course that 'everyone' needs to undertake. Unless, of course, you are already proficient. However, what we mean by proficient is almost always different to what people assume. We often have teachers who have been using GeoGebra for 4+ years who are 'blown away' by their new abilities upon completing this course. If you are unsure (re just how proficient you are) we suggest you start with this course anyway. We can always move you to another course if you find you are not learning anything new. If you are wondering how good the course is, check the testimonials. We didn't write them by the way. They are legit!
'GeoGebra - Become a proficient, inspired user' is a major upgrade from the (2009 to mid-2016) course called 'Dynamic Geometry and Algebra with GeoGebra. If you are one of the 500+ teachers who completed the original version 2+ years ago there is a very good chance that you'll find completing the latest version a very worthwhile experience. Want to have a look at the sorts of files participants create?Click this link.
'Formative assessment and feedback - A conceptual approach to Coordinate Geometry using GeoGebra' This could be considered an 'applied GeoGebra' course. A shorter course than the usual LIS course, 'Conceptual Coordinate Geometry' uses a Coordinate Geometry unit as the basis to guide participants through a conceptual approach to teaching mathematics. This approach is in line with the approach more comprehensively explained in 'Engagement - Winning over your mathematics class'. The course is not based on GeoGebra as such, but the approach features GeoGebra and participants do not need to have prior GeoGebra experience.
'Further Your GeoGebra Skills' The course for those who have completed 'Proficient-with-GeoGebra' (or who are, indeed, already proficient GeoGebra practitioners). This is a collaborative, sharing experience. Check the course page for details.
Scattered throughout this GeoGebra section - and included as headers to the GeoGebra pages - are gifs (dynamically moving images) of GeoGebra files created by past participants of the 'Become-Proficient-With-GeoGebra' course. All of the participants began at a basic level and progressed to be able to create these files. The file below - upon which the gif was based - was created by past participant Pamela_McGillivray.
I am so happy that I opted to pursue this course. It is so well-structured with video tutorials that are simple and clear to understand. This course has been an interesting learning experience for me and has given me the skills to confidently use Geogebra to teach various concepts in my classroom.
Swapna Abrams, ‘GeoGebra-proficiency’ course, Sefton High School, Feb 2017