GeoGebra Needs an App for the iPad

Math educators that use java based programs on the internet in their daily teaching are unfortunately being held hostage by Apple.  I teach in a school district that is in the middle of its 8th year of a Apple one-to-one initiative.  Because of this initiative we no longer had funds to purchase graphing calculators, so we have been using Geogebra in the classroom as a tool to show about everything mathematical.  Lets face it, although Graph it on Apple is OK, this program can’t even come close to Geogebra’s capabilities.

This year when our school talked about iPads instead of computers . . . .  my blood froze.  I new that the iPad does not support Java, and all of the online apps I have built on Geogebra and placed on my moodle course would not work with the iPad.  Granted there are many free apps out there that graph on the iPad, but none of them can hold a candle to Geogebra.

Geogebra is asking for your assistance to develop the iPad app.  Here is their kickstarter link. HELP GEOGEBRA!!!! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/geogebra/geogebra-for-the-ipad

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  1. I am also excited to bring to your attention a blog devoted solely to sharing Geogebra applets: Geogebra Applet Central . This blog was founded by Guillermo Bautista, an expert in the use of Geogebra and particular in training people how to use it within a teaching context. There is an excellent series of tutorials on Guillermo’s Mathematics and Multimedia blog if you are interested in getting to grips with Geogebra.

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