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Did you Know... that we have a Survey Tool?

By Sara Zimmerman      January 29, 2010 -- 05:03 PM
Need a survey for your students, team members, or school community? Why spend your limited funds on a subscription service for your survey program? Save your money by using the multi-leveled survey tool in My eCoach. As a lifetime member, you can easily create surveys that:
  • stand-alone or work with any programSurvey
  • lets you co-author and clone surveys
  • share with anyone in and outside of My eCoach
  • include images, videos, and files 
  • have ...   more...
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My eCoach Featured Partner of Curriki

By Sara Zimmerman      January 29, 2010 -- 05:01 PM
New Partner with Free Open Source Curricula Website

CurrikiMy eCoach is a featured partner of Curriki for the month of January. Curriki provides free resources, lessons, and learning objects for teachers. 

How can you use My eCoach with Curriki?
My eCoach allows you to use Curriki's resources in our Universal Builder as you design your class site, ePortfolio, lesson, or unit. Not only can you download lessons that are documents, you can easily adapt the lesson to be published online and embed free objects donated by Curriki members.  Learn more...
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Comments: 1   Last Comment By Anna  January 30, 2010 -- 10:12 PM

My eCoach CEO interviews Seth Godin

By Sara Zimmerman      January 29, 2010 -- 04:59 PM
International Marketing Guru Answers Educational Questions

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Linchpina Bray, CEO/President of My eCoach, recently had the opportunity to interview Seth Godin, "America's Greatest Marketer," and author of the "best marketing blog in the world," about his new book, Linchpin: Are you Indispensible?. In the interview, Barbara had the chance to ask Seth about his views on the future of education.

To read Barbara's interview with Seth, check it out on her blog: Rethinking Learning. Take a moment to read all interviews of Seth including Barbara's on Squidoo.
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New Features within My eCoach (January 2010)

By Sara Zimmerman      January 29, 2010 -- 04:56 PM

  • Drag and Drop in the Universal Builder: You can easily modify the position of your pages of your Universal Builder projects with our new drag and drop editor! more...

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  • Choose your landing page:
    Now you can easily choose which page shows up first when you log in to My eCoach. If you are an individual, you can select the Home page or Profile page. If you are on a team, you also have the option to choose which team page  you land on first. more...

  • Additional "Delete" in Inbox: We've added an easy-to-access delete button at the top of your Inbox.

  • New icons in Universal Builder ...   more...
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ePortfolios and Assessment

By Barbara Bray      January 29, 2010 -- 01:19 PM
We are gearing up our focus on authentic assessment strategies with ePortfolios. We are in the process of building a team with steps for you to create ePortfolios based on your individual learning plans. Our dream is that you and your students have ongoing support and access to the tools you need to demonstrate evidence of learning and reflect on your progress in meeting your learning goals.

We found that if we design a generic scope and sequence ...   more...
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New Team for Teachers of English Language Learners

By Barbara Bray      January 28, 2010 -- 11:21 AM

We added a new free team for My eCoach members who are teachers of English Language Learners (ELL). This team is where they can ask questions, find resources and research, connect with other ELL teachers, and share tips and best practices that will help make their job more effective. Some of the members of this team who teach English as a Second Language live in other countries: Ecuador, China, and Korea. ELL/ESL/ELD teachers want to connect and share especially those that work remotely. Discussion topics include:

  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Differentiating Instruction
  • Grade Level Websites
  • ...   more...
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Change your Landing Page

By Sara Zimmerman      January 28, 2010 -- 10:25 AM
You now can change your settings so when you login, you can land on your Profile or one of your team pages if you are on a team. Go to your settings either on the info box at the top of each page or on your profile.

When you first login, your default landing page is Home.
Click on Settings and select either Home (default), your Profile, or one of your teams. Then click Save.
Logout and login again to see your new landing page.


You can continue to keep Home your landing page if you want. Links to Home, Your Profile, and the pull-down menu to get to any teams you are on from most pages.

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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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Tip: Fun with photos

By Sara Zimmerman      January 28, 2010 -- 09:54 AM
I found a fun site that lets you change the way you present your photo. Think about a different way to post to your profile on My eCoach or Facebook. Photofunia is free and very easy to use. It is an online photo editing tool that gives you a fun filled experience. You upload any photo and just wait to see the magic. The technology automatically identifies the face in the photo and letís you add cool photo effects and create funny face photo montages.

You donít have to login to try it. Choose an effect.

After you choose an effect, Photofunia converts your picture with that effect. You ...   more...
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New Universal Builder drag-and-drop features make editing easy!

By Sara Zimmerman      January 4, 2010 -- 12:47 PM
Our Universal Builder just got easier to use. We implemented drag-and-drop technology into the Universal Builder editor so you can easily move the order of your pages with the quick click and drag of your mouse. eCoach Ken Bakken shows you how easy it is to use in this 5 minute video.

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