Teacher Review for GeoGebra

Great free alternative to expensive programs like GeoSketchpad

Lori W.
Technology coordinator
WVDE, Charleston, WV
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Even though Geogebra isn't the easiest program to master on the first try, students will adapt quickly. I have found it easiest if the teacher models the use of Geogebra in a whole group discussion using an electronic whiteboard if available. This program can be downloaded at home by students and if needed teachers can direct students to links in a blended delivery environment where students can then download the desired lesson and explore at their leisure.
My Take
Geogebra is a great resource that aligns perfectly with the Common Core standards. One of the greatest features of the program are the resources available to students and teachers. http://www.geogebra.org offers close to 40,000 downloadable resources to assist both teachers and students. Two thumb up!