Greetings 8th Grade Parents!
Update on Technology Usage
I want you all to be aware of the resources that I will be exploring so that you can offer suggestions to me and the students in whether you find them helpful or not. I welcome all feedback as this is an experiment for me as well! But, I am excited to get this started!
This is a tool that I will use to serve as a resource so the students can review our lessons at home.
This is a tool that we will use when working on our graphing sections.
This is a tool that I will use to communicate with students and their parents.
I will be utilizing this website to post lessons that we have done in class as a review. The student's will be able to access these lessons to review them, as well as any video that other teachers across the US have made that are about the same subject. If a student is having an issue with a certain topic, he or she will be able to find more lessons about that topic so that they can have more explanation and practice.
I am excited about this tool as I know that it will be helpful to have in-class examples worked out again when they are reviewing for their tests. After the students understand how the website works, I hope to use it as a group project later in the semester and have groups create lessons for the rest of the class as review projects as well!
Using the classroom computers, the students will be able to work together to complete the in-class tasks that I assign. Their log in will be shared with you all so that they are able to go back and review these when they are at home.
There will not be anything tested using this website, as we will not utilize the computers during the test time but there will be a few at-home assignments that will just serve as a review so that the students can make sure they understand the concepts behind the activities.
It only takes about 15 seconds for you to sign up, and all you have to do is text a number that links you to my Remind account. I plan to use this as an alternative to emails, because I know that the students have their cell phones attached to their hips and I will use this only for important information that I do not want them to forget!
If parents do not want to get the messages, that is totally fine! But, if you would like I am offering it to both students and teachers so that y'all are in the loop too!