Techer Testimonial – Brett Murrey

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@Sciology

Brett Murrey is currently a 4th Grade teacher in Royse City ISD.   He is currently in his 7th year of teaching.  He has taught Reading/ELA, social studies, math, and science.  Brett’s favorite subject to teach is science.  He enjoys teaching the other subjects within science to keep the discovery of new information exciting for his students.

Brett has been married to Brandi (@techchique) for 20 years.   They both received their Bachelor’s on Interdisciplinary Studies in from Texas A&M- Commerce in 2007.  They both recently graduated from Lamar University with Master’s Degrees in Education Technology Leadership.  Brett and Brandi have two daughters.  Their oldest is a freshman at Dallas Baptist University, and their youngest is in 6th grade in Royse City.

Brett is a passionate educator who enjoys teaching his students how to think for themselves.  He often tells his students, “I will not always be your teacher, so my goal is to assist you in finding your love for learning that lasts a life time.”   Integrating technology into the content areas has become an area of interest for Brett.  He has used My Big Campus, a learning management system, to create flipped lessons for his students to complete at their digression.  This year, he added the same concept to his math class.  Creating a fluid, student centered learning environment has allowed his students to choose and complete assignments when they are ready.  He has also moved the instruction from being teacher driven in the front of the room, to small groups or one on one instruction, with student lead discussion on needs during whole group instruction.

After attending Ed Camp Waller in March of 2013, Brett began using Twitter as a tool to connect with other educators.  Doors that were once closed to connect with likeminded, progressive, passionate teachers were now open wide.  Twitter has allowed Brett to learn about Ed Camps, & other exciting ways of learning.  He has attended seven different Ed Camps with many more scheduled in the near future, including @edcampESC5.  He has also facilitated several sessions at different Ed Camps on different subjects such as, using @aurasma, using technology in Math & Science, and Teach Like A Pirate by Dave Burgess (@burgessdave).  Twitter and Ed Camps have allowed Brett to expand his Personal Learning Network to include a wide range of individuals.  He participates in several Twitter Chats throughout the week and is a co moderator of #scitlap- Science Teach Like A Pirate.  He has also assisted others with beginning their own Twitter chats and has even guest moderated chats in other states.

My Favorite Tech Tools:  Twitter, Weebly,My Big Campus, Edmodo,  Socrative,  Evernote,  Remind101, KidBlog, Ted-Ed, Google Earth, and Aurasma, Camtasia Studio- Techsmith, Google Chrome

My Favorite Apps: Groovy Grader, Bloom’s Taxonomy, eduTecher, lead4ward, Science Vocabulary, Science Facts, 3D Brain, WeatherBug,  The Elements, Show Me

Upcoming Projects: Brett is looking forward to increasing the use of technology in his classroom.  He wants to create more videos for both Math and Science to assist not only his students, but other students that are struggling.  He is also hoping to present at Region 10 Tech Conference and iPadpalooza in the summer.

Connect with me through:

Twitter: @sciology

Website: sci-ology.com

Professional Portfolio: btmurrey.wix.com/sciology

Google Plus: google.com/+BrettMurrey-sciology

Blog: Sciology.wordpress.com

Pinterest: pinterest.com/sciology

Class Twitter: @MrMurrey132

Class Blog: MrMurrey132.blogspot.com

Email: btmurrey@gmail.com

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