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Linda Ullah: Featured Member March 2013

By Barbara Bray      July 23, 2013 -- 07:56 AM


  Linda UllahLinda Ullah  

  Semi-Retired Educator, Coach

  Online Instructor, Friday Institute
  for Educational Innovation, NC State

  Krause Center for Innovation, Foothill College

 

Linda has been a member of My eCoach since 2005. She is currently part of a nationwide educational reform movement toward small, focused high schools that have chosen the New Tech approach of project-based learning. Linda primarily works with the teachers coaching them through their projects and helping them learn to integrate technology and PBL.


Linda has many reasons for ...   more...

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Marcelo Leal: Featured Member January 2013

By Barbara Bray      July 19, 2013 -- 12:16 PM


 Marcelo Leal Marcelo Leal

  Language Department, Migrant Ed. Program

  IT/Curriculum Specialist, Oak Grove High School

  East Side Union High School District

  San Jose, CA

 

Marcelo was introduced to My eCoach in 2008 and immediately saw its applications for the classroom and beyond. He has incorporated the surveys and quizzes functions of My eCoach in the classroom and found that the ease of creating a website through My eCoach has enhanced his world language department and Migrant Ed. program’s visibility. Most important to Marcelo has been My eCoach’s ...   more...

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Featured Member November 2012

By Barbara Bray      December 22, 2012 -- 12:36 PM


  Cynthia ChandlerCynthia Sistek-Chandler, ED D

  Assistant Professor, National University

  Certified eCoach




Cynthia has been a My eCoach member since 2006. She has been actively engaged in the online teaching community since 2000 for higher education and k-12. She has over 50 projects in My eCoach which she uses for teaching and for presentations at conferences. From 2007 through 2012, she worked with almost 500 School Administrators in AB 430 Training. As part of their training, administrators engaged in My eCoach by creating blogs for archiving their practicum evidence and by constructing ...   more...

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Request Feedback from your eCoach

By Barbara Bray      September 28, 2010 -- 03:11 PM
You are creating a website, lesson, or project with My eCoach’s Universal Builder and you need help. If you are part of a team and have an eCoach, you can now request feedback on each and any page you are working on.

You get a pop-up with your eCoach(es). Choose one and send request for help. All communication between you and your eCoach is private and confidential. Only you and your eCoaches can see your comments and the eCoach replies.

When you receive a comment, you get a message in My eCoach and an email notification if you set that up in your settings. You can also see a comment icon next ...   more...
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Building Trust in Your Online Community

By Sara Zimmerman      June 8, 2010 -- 11:00 AM
There usually is one manager of an online community. The manager can be called a community manager, a team manager, or an eCoach. The members of your community will need to trust you to feel safe in your community. Here are seven tips to ensure a trusting relationship with the members of your community.
  1. Personalize your Community

  2. Lead by Example

  3. Be True to Yourself

  4. Share What You Learn

  5. Learn from Mistakes

  6. Be Consistent

  7. Let it Go

Building a trusting online community can take weeks maybe months. Trust is vital to the health of your community. Click here to read the thorough explanation by Barbara Bray...   more...
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Check out Some eCoaching Tools

By Barbara Bray      May 20, 2010 -- 08:59 AM
My eCoach offers lots of tools and many of them are not as conspicuous for members. If you are on a team and have an eCoach, your eCoach can provide you ongoing feedback and support to help you meet your learning goals.

Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)
Members can create an ILP about a specific goal. The power of the ILPs are how they are interactive and allow feedback.
ILPs were created to put in one goal with where you are currently and where you want to be by a specific time. You can add 5 steps and concerns. To know if you are doing this right, you can request for feedback ...   more...
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Private Rooms under Teams

By Barbara Bray      January 28, 2010 -- 10:11 AM
When you set up your team in My eCoach for your coaching program, you can now assign subteams, or "Private Rooms," for confidential conversations with one or more of your members. This unique, coaching feature helps extend the meaning of one-on-one virtual coaching or mentoring. The only people that can have a private room are members of your team. The eCoach is the only one that can set up and add members to the private rooms.

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Blog Spotlight: eCoach Ken Bakken Escorts a Holocaust Survivor to Taipei

By Sara Zimmerman      October 27, 2009 -- 10:37 AM
eCoach Ken Bakken Escorts a Holocaust Survivor to Taipei

Holocaust
"Today Noemi gave her first talk to the ninth and tenth grade students about her experience of the Holocaust. Her message of hope, love, and understanding was warmly accepted by the students and staff of TAS. When she told her story to the 500 plus students, you could hear a pin drop. Later in the day, she met with two groups of students who were given the opportunity to ask her questions. The questions were fascinating. For me the most interesting question was: Do you ...   more...
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New Team Tools

By Barbara Bray      July 24, 2009 -- 06:15 AM
We just launched our new team tools, making team management and navigation so much simpler!

As a team member, you now have an organized place to find all of your teams’ work, materials, and information. As an eCoach, you now have more editable options, preferences, and space in your private team. This includs
the ability to add, edit, drop and drag tabs, view your team members as friends on the sidebar, add text boxes, embed box, and any team tool, and drop and drag any of those on the tab page. eCoaches can now place the content for their teams and courses right on the team page and ...   more...
Comments: 1   Last Comment By robert groves  July 31, 2009 -- 02:24 PM

Video Welcome

By Barbara Bray      November 12, 2008 -- 09:16 PM
We have been looking at different video capture tools and Web 2.0 tools to create mini-video tutorials. We also wanted to capture us talking to you via the webcam. I use the built-in iSight camera on my Macbook. I love the video chat that I use with my new granddaughter. Just found a great program that lets you record with the iSight camera: Conference Recorder v. 2.13.

So here’s a quick welcome in a corner of my living room. What was weird is the video was flipped so when I pointed to one side of the screen, it showed up pointing to the wrong side. Here’s a video without any pointing.

Welcome to My eCoach...   more...
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