What is a Dynamic Worksheet

A [i]Dynamic Worksheet[/i] is an interactive (online) worksheet that combines different elements (e.g. text, applets, videos, images, questions, tasks) in a flexible layout.[br][br]Our [i]Online Worksheet Editor[/i] allows you to easily create a [i]Dynamic Worksheet[/i] yourself. Just go to [url=https://www.geogebra.org/materials]www.geogebra.org/materials[/url] and sign in to your [url=https://accounts.geogebra.org/user/login]GeoGebra Account[/url]. Then, click on [button_small]+ NEW[/button_small] and select the option [img]https://wiki.geogebra.org/uploads/thumb/0/09/Menu-worksheet-new.png/16px-Menu-worksheet-new.png[/img] [i]Create Worksheet[/i] in order to get started.[br][br][u]Note[/u]: You can also create a new [i]Dynamic Worksheet[/i] while creating a GeoGebraBook in the [i]GeoGebraBook Editor[/i].
Example Worksheet
[b]Task[/b]: Explore the axes of symmtery of the flower pictured below. [br][br][b]Instructions[/b][br][list=1][*]Below you can see a point [b][i][color=#0000ff]A[/color][/i][/b] that was reflected at the line in order to create its image [b][i][color=#cc0000]A'[/color][/i][/b]. Drag point [b][i][color=#0000ff]A[/color][/i][/b] along the outline of the flower and explore whether the line is an axis of symmetry.[br][u]Hint[/u]: Press the button [i]Delete Trace[/i] in order to delete the trace and start over.[br][br][/*][*]Drag the [b][color=#38761d]green points[/color][/b] in order to change the position of the line of reflection. Then, repeat step 1 for every position of the line.[/*][/list]
[b]Question[/b]: How many axes of symmetry does this flower have?


How to Insert Text
In the GeoGebra Worksheet Editor, click on [button_small]+ Add Element[/button_small] and select [img]https://wiki.geogebra.org/uploads/thumb/2/20/Worksheet_icon_text.svg/16px-Worksheet_icon_text.svg.png[/img] [i]Text[/i] from the list of available [i]Worksheet Elements[/i].
[list=1][*][b]Fill in a Heading[/b] (e.g. Description, Instructions, Task) for this text (optional).[/*][*][b]Enter the text[/b] you want to insert into your [i]Dynamic Worksheet[/i]. [/*][*][b]Enhance your text[/b] using the following options:[list][*][b][i][img]https://www.geogebra.org/wiki/uploads/thumb/2/28/Icon-editor-text.svg/16px-Icon-editor-text.svg.png[/img] [/i]Text[/b]: Format your text (e.g. change font style and size, alignment, create lists)[/*][*][b][img]https://www.geogebra.org/wiki/uploads/thumb/c/cb/Icon-editor-math-symbols.svg/16px-Icon-editor-math-symbols.svg.png[/img] Math: [/b]Insert mathematical formulas, which may include mathematical symbols (e.g. Greek letters, operators, arrows).[/*][/list][/*][*]Select [button_small]Done[/button_small] in order to finish working on your text. Then, select [i][u]Save[/u][/i] in the upper right corner of the[i] Worksheet Editor[/i] to save your changes.[/*][/list]
How to Edit a Text
If you move your pointer over an inserted text, the editing options appear. Just select one of them by clicking on the corresponding icon.[br][list][*][img]https://wiki.geogebra.org/uploads/thumb/d/d1/Menu-edit.svg/16px-Menu-edit.svg.png[/img] [b]Edit[/b]: Edit the heading or make changes in the text.[/*][*] [img]https://wiki.geogebra.org/uploads/thumb/7/76/Menu-edit-copy.svg/16px-Menu-edit-copy.svg.png[/img] [b]Copy[/b]: Copy the [i]Text Element[/i] if you want to reuse (part of) it on the same [i]Dynamic Worksheet[/i].[/*][*] [img]https://wiki.geogebra.org/uploads/thumb/8/8c/Menu-edit-delete.svg/16px-Menu-edit-delete.svg.png[/img] [b]Delete[/b]: Delete the text from your [i]Dynamic Worksheet[/i].[/*][/list][br][u]Note[/u]: Clicking on an inserted Text element will also allow you to edit the element.[br][br]Select [button_small]Done[/button_small] in order to close the [i]Text Element[/i]. Then, select[i] [u]Save[/u][/i] in the upper right corner of the [i]Worksheet Editor[/i] to save your changes.

Design Guidelines for Dynamic Worksheets

The following design guidelines for Dynamic Worksheets are the result of a formative evaluation of Dynamic Worksheets created by teachers in NSF MSP classes during fall 2006 and spring 2007. The guidelines are based on design principles for multimedia learning stated by [i]Clark and Mayer[/i][sup]1[/sup].[br][br]These guidelines were summarized to address and avoid common mistakes during the creation process of Dynamic Worksheets as well as to increase their quality with the hope that they will foster more effective learning. Although some of these guidelines may seem obvious, we have found it very important in our work with teachers to discuss and explain them in detail.
[size=100][sup]1 [/sup]Clark, R. and Mayer, R.E. (2002): e-Learning and the Science of Instruction. San Francisco: Pfeiffer, 2002[/size]