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

This is a Java Applet created using GeoGebra from - it looks like you don't have Java installed, please go to

Created with GeoGebra


Fawn Nguyen said...

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!

Unknown said...

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 and I am looking forward to creating others to fill in the gaps.

Thanks again!