EDIT: Later I used those materials to share GeoGebra with the Muskegon Community College Math Tech Bootcamp and a workshop with at the Kent Intermediate School District. The materials are updated from that, and feedback from all three groups are below.
It doesn't take a lot of experience to introduce teachers to GeoGebra. I mostly just gathered resources, talked about the basics, then let them explore. It's worthwhile for me, too. In a room where many people had not even heard of it before (yet they are at the session - I love teachers' exploratory spirit) they found new corners and features for me to think about. I am no omega-class expert, but I've spent some hours with it. This is a rich program they're giving away for free.
The basics to me are:
- understanding the main areas:
- Tool bar, including pull down tools. Emphasize the selection tool, the move graphics view and zooms
- Graphics area
- Algebra view and the View menu for axes, grid and algebra view
- Input Bar
- The selection arrow
- Object properties/Right-clicking objects
The teachers recorded their comments on a Google doc (benefit of a computer lab session) and they're embedded below. If you are a GeoGebra user - share it with your fellows! If you are not, give it a try. You'll find it worthwhile within an hour.
Or I'll double your money back!
MCC Math Tech Bootcamp Feedback
Kent ISD Feedback