Below you will see a variety of resources used by the students. We will use all or most of them frequently throughout the year.
All of these resources will be used in and out of the classroom.
Google Classroom will be the hub and go-to place for all lessons, activities, videos, and other items for each class for each day. Lesson will be sequential and date-stamped for ease of organization and use.
All students must access Google Classroom using their MUSD Student Google Account. (The student is account is the same as their network login.)
At home a student may need to add his/her School Account to an existing Google profile. To do this, simply click on the portrait in the upper right hand corner of the screen and select Add Account.
For example, student Abraham Lincoln = Abraham.L.firstname.lastname@example.org + student password.
If a student has not logged in to their MUSD Google Account, their default password is "musdgoogle1" ... they will then be prompted for a new password.
It is STRONGLY encouraged that students use their BMMS school ID number as their password.
The worst case scenario is that student will have to have their account reset by Mrs. Schmidt, the Librarian.
Once students are in their assigned Google Classroom, they will see the "Stream" where all work and assignments are posted.
Open the assignment(s), follow all directions.
For Mr. Miser: Students/Parents can join their class using the following codes at Classroom.Google.com:
Period 1: abof7a
Period 2: ds4kju4
Period 3: 2lif0by
Period 4: 2ko2pg
Period 5: bgf1vb
Period 6: 3nbyo7
Remind will be a primary means of communicating with students and parents. Please join.
Remind is a simple and free communication tool for teachers to use to keep students, parents, and families involved and informed about what is going on in the classroom.
If you'd like to utilize this tool, please send a text message to Remind's secure and private server.
Students and families do not have to share their personal numbers; the Remind application will broker all conversations without loss of privacy.
Click HERE for more on Remind's privacy technology.
If you'd like join Remind, send a text to the number 81010 and message:
Period 1: “@mrmiser1”
Period 2: “@mrmiser2”
Period 3: “@mrmiser3”
Period 4: “@mrmiser4”
Period 5 Algebra 1: “@mrmiser5”
Period 6 Algebra 1: “@mrmiser6”
In all cases, omit the quotation marks in the message
Khan Academy will be a regular piece of our weekly work as the year progresses.
Student accounts may be reached by any internet-ready device and computers are always available here at school.
Khan Academy assignments are always review/spiral work for the students. There is much to review in mathematics, but time is limited so Khan Academy becomes a valuable resource for review of basic skills, standards previously learned, and foundational practice for current topics.
Khan Academy work will be due each and every Monday throughout the school year.
Whenever necessary, computers are available in Mr. Rose's room (D11), Mr. Hodge's (D5), Mrs. McDonnells' room (C9), Mr. Miser's room (D3), and Mrs. Baker's room (C7) every lunch (both first and second lunch) Monday through Friday, respectively.
Simply get a Hall Pass signed ... you can even eat in the classrooms while working, if you like.
IXL Math will be used primarily by the Advanced Math students as a way to augment their learning in their Math 8 Compacted course.
We will be covering many items that have never been taught to 8th graders and will use IXL as a resource for in-class and at-home practice.
Each student will have their own account for this program.
I have created over 60 math videos to support the students in their learning.
The videos cover all the major topics and are essentially overviews of all the standards-based skills that the students will need during 8th grade and beyond.
All of the videos are loaded up to Google Classroom and all students and families are welcome to join the video "class" so the videos can be viewed for review, extra learning, or even previewing upcoming content.
The Video Classroom code: 1tp3a33
I will continue to add and edit videos as the year goes along.
Within the video Google Classroom there is a master list of all videos and topics.
Dreambox is an online Math program that is designed to adapt to each student's individual needs, both strengths and weaknesses. Click HERE for more detailed information.
All students will be given their own account for Dreambox.
There may be dedicated time within the classroom several times per month.
Ideally, Dreambox is best utilized as a resource for students to go to at least 45 minutes per week.
Dreambox may be assigned as independent practice, but it would be ideal if students did the extra practice on their own, finding their own reward in the learning and reinforcement of previously-learned content.