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SOS - Safe Online Surving

By Barbara Bray      July 23, 2013 -- 08:05 AM

As part of its longstanding crime prevention and public outreach efforts, the FBI has a free web-based initiative designed to help teachers educate learners about cyber safety.


It is called the FBI SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge—and it was developed with the assistance of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and with the input of teachers and schools.

The goal of the  is to promote cyber citizenship and help students learn about online safety while engaging in fun, interactive games. Students will then navigate through the various ...   more...

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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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Marsha Johanning: Featured Member February 2013

By Barbara Bray      July 23, 2013 -- 07:54 AM

Marsha Johanning  Marsha Johanning

  Library/Media Specialist,
  Mentor, Teacher

  Grades 2-5, Sullivan Elementary

  Sullivan, MO

Marsha has been a member of My eCoach since 2009. She works in a mid-sized elementary school where she tries to make the library the hub of her school by creating a comfortable inviting place that both students and staff like to be. Being a Library/Media Specialist, her teaching environment includes both text and technology. As well as working directly with students, Marsha also does technology teacher trainings, sets up programs, and helps solve difficulties ...   more...

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Learning with Minecraft

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

Video Games and Virtual Worlds in the Classroom: Learning with Minecraft EDU was designed to give parents, students, and teachers a better understanding of how one California middle school uses virtual learning environments in the classroom.


Throughout the year, their sixth grade Core Humanities program immerses students in the digital world of Minecraft EDU, an independently developed video game specifically geared towards the classroom. Explore this website to learn more about how students at Del Mar Intermediate School are re-imagining the Ancient world.


Minecraft at Sony Ericcson Booth

Click here to view the project....   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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