Monday, June 11, 2012

Geogebra and Google Forms. A perfect coupling.

I went to a geogebra conference today at Miami University (go Redskins! I mean, RedHawks!) which just happens to be my alma mater. Aside from a rough drive there (a little-over-an-hour trip took almost 2.5 because of traffic in Cincinnati), a hike uphill from the parking lot, and a rainy gray day (of course I didn't have an umbrella!) it turned out to be a pretty good day.

 What I enjoyed most (aside from getting to see former coworkers, students, and classmates from my grad program) was the last session I went to. It was called "Hacking GeoGebra Applets to Collect Student Work Using Google Forms" and it was a lesson on how to incorporate google forms into geogebra so that students can input answers to questions about a geogebra applet which will then feed into a google spreadsheet. Perfection.

 The instructor's name was Dave Pugh, and he's a high school teacher at an alternative school in Minnesota. If you go to his website, click on the Geogebra link; his directions and examples can be found there. I wish I could say it was intuitive for me, but I don't have any programming or html experience and I've done a lot of trials to get this to work. I think. I thought it was pretty darn cool!  (The spacing has been bothering me the most, but I can deal with it. Or just keep working on it!)
Geogebra and Google Forms Try #2
Geogebra and Google Forms - GeoGebra Dynamic Worksheet

Geogebra and Google Forms

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Created with GeoGebra

2 comments:

  1. Ooh, very cool. Will have to check this out. I'm more versed in Geometer's Sketchpad though because that's what we use. Thanks!

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  2. I have run into these combos created on the web and have been wanting the ability to create it myself. Thank you so much for this post!

    I will be adding the ones I have found to my website algebra1teachers.com and I am looking forward to creating others to fill in the gaps.

    Thanks again!

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