About the Teacher

  • Hannah Niane


    Contact number: (209) 417-5636 (Voice and Text Messages)


    Welcome back students! I miss each and everyone of you during the summer and can hardly wait to see your smiling faces on Zoom.

    I am excited to have you in my class as we learn and share through Distance Learning. We will use many of the same virtual learning platforms that you experienced at the end of last year, as well as some new, fun electronic learning tools. The good news is that I will guide you through the different digital technologies. So for starters, the following are our main platforms.

    Google Classroom is where you will find all assignments and graded work. Be sure to accept the invitation to join the Google classroom. Generally, I comment on your work, so that you can reflect on your responses and return any corrected work to me for additional points. All assignments automatically post on your student Google calendar, so you will not miss any due dates. From time to time we will use Google Meet to work on projects together as a class.

    Zoom Meeting is where I take daily attendance, provide instruction on course material, and conduct laboratory demonstrations.  So it is very important that you attend the meeting at the assigned time. 

    Gizmos is where you will complete virtual labs to explore and investigate the content material/phenomenon. You must complete a written worksheet and a five question quiz associated with each simulation to receive full credit for the lab experience.  

    Flip grid is where you will prepare and deliver presentations to the class. 


    See you at school-Merlo Distance Learning.


     all the best


    Hannah Niane

    Chemistry and STEM Teacher