Brett Murrey- I describe myself as being like an onion. Once you remove one layer, there are more interesting facts to learn about me. I enjoy spending time with my family and working on cars. I also enjoy watching Science Fiction movies, learning from informational channels on the TV, and watching The Big Bang Theory.

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Welcome to YouSeeU

In just a few weeks the Fall 2017 term will come to a close.  ClassLive Pro will no longer be used as a meeting platform within eCollege.  We have a new synchronous tool called YouSeeU.  There are many exciting features to discover with this new platform, and we are here to assist you.  Please take …

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eCollege Notifications Retiring

On August 15, 2017, Pearson will be retiring their notifications feature in eCollege. This feature is the one that students and faculty can opt into so they may receive either email or text notifications from their courses. The notification feature is scheduled to be removed from the eCollege online course page on August 15th as …

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Badges for Professional Development

I attended the Texas Computer Education Association’s (TCEA) conference on February 6th through the 8th.  There were thousands of educators sharing and learning from other educators about how they use technology in their classroom and schools.  I was most interested in learning more about how other schools offered professional development to their instructors.  One of …

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To SAMR and Beyond

SAMR is changing the way instructors are creating their instruction to increase student engagement. SAMR is the acronym for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. Substitution allows you to accomplish the goal with no real functional change in what the students were assigned to do without technology. An example of this would be if you asked …

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