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Featured Member October 2012

By Barbara Bray      December 1, 2012 -- 08:55 PM

  Cynthia Melendez

  ESOL Specialist, Grades 1-5

  McMullen Booth Elementary

  Pinellas County, Florida

   


Cynthia has been an active member of My eCoach since 2009. She is currently working on a site for ESOL parents and students. She wanted one place where they could go to practice and learn more about reading by playing games and singing songs. The tools, easy project builder and secure website publishing that My eCoach offers suited her needs perfectly. Cynthia also incorporated Web 2.0 tools by creating glogsters that feature games and songs, all ...   more...

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Tips for Being Creative and Innovative

By Barbara Bray      November 7, 2012 -- 11:12 AM

Anyone can be creative because we all possess mental processes that include decision making, language, and memory. All we have to do to boost our creative potential is to break down the established ways we view and interact with the world. Allowing yourself to see things differently encourages creativity and looking for ways to be innovative.

  1. Observe: When you are trying to come up with a new project or idea, study how others do something similar and the problems they might be having.

  2. Become an Expert: Focus on something you are interested in and learn as much as you can. Then share what you ...   more...
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Featured Member August 2012

By Barbara Bray      August 7, 2012 -- 09:04 PM


 Donna Blanton

  Elementary Teacher

  Pinellas Park Elementary

  Pinellas Park, Florida

   


Donna was introduced to My eCoach via a science grant for a collaboration project in 2006. She was so intrigued with the capabilities My eCoach had to offer to create teacher and student friendly websites that she incorporated My eCoach into all areas of her curriculum.


Donna creates surveys, blogs, quizzes, a classroom webpage and projects that include web-based learning units. Donna is always looking to keep up with todays’ demands in the ever-changing ...   more...

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Featured Member July 2012

By Barbara Bray      August 7, 2012 -- 11:03 AM


Russ Knopp

My eCoach member since 2006, 6th grade teacher, GenYes Teacher, Tech Coordinator, Waitsburg Middle/High School, Waitsburg, WA

 

Russ ran class teams for his 6th grade classes and GenYes students at the high school. Check out this site for his students:

 

Learners for Life

 

Russ just retired June 2012 after teaching 45 years. Russ taught most grade levels, coached basketball, was on the Board of Directors for the school district, was a middle and elementary school principal, and went back to the classroom to teach 6th grade and GenYes students. His daughter wrote ...   more...

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Featured Member June 2012

By Barbara Bray      August 7, 2012 -- 10:59 AM

 

Roxanne Clement, Featured Member June 2012

 

Library/Media Specialist, Mentor, Reading Specialist, Teacher, Technology Coordinator, Grades K-6, Bay Farm School, Alameda, CA    


Roxanne has been a member of My eCoach since 2004 and continues to use My eCoach for many of her projects, surveys, blogs, and websites. ...   more...

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Create a Form from Survey Builder

By Barbara Bray      August 6, 2012 -- 10:42 PM

You want to create a form but the surveys keep adding Q1, Q2, etc. to each question. Surveys just didn't look like forms. So now you can just click one box to convert a survey to a form.

 

 

 

 

When you create a form, you probably want to be notified and know who fills it out. Use the pull-down menu to choose either internal message or email where you want to be notified.

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Case Study: San Diego COE Leadership Services

By Barbara Bray      May 10, 2012 -- 09:23 AM

San Diego COE Case Study

 

San Diego County Office of Education supports administrators from all over the region starting with AB430 Module 3 training. SDCOE uses My eCoach as a learning management system to house the curriculum for the training. Principals are part of an online community to share and discuss leadership issues and to refer to materials they learned in the workshop.

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SDCOE wanted more than a learning management system for their AB430 train...   more...

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Case Study: Madison Middle School, Oakland USD

By Barbara Bray      May 10, 2012 -- 09:15 AM

Bill of Rights Project

 

Oakland Unified School District is an urban district that is trying everything they can to stop students from dropping out. Madison Middle School is in East Oakland with a determined principal who wants to make a difference in their children’s lives.

Problem

Teachers were working hard and test scores were improving, but students were not motivated to learn. The lessons needed to be more rigorous and engaging. The teacher turnover rate was too high. The principal, Dr. Lucinda Taylor, not only wanted to increase student achievement and improve student engagement, she wanted to ...   more...

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Case Study: Bay Area Foreign Language Department @ Stanford University

By Barbara Bray      May 8, 2012 -- 10:56 AM

BAFLP - My eCoach Case Study

BAFLP (Bay Area Foreign Language Department) Stanford University
World language teachers in the Bay Area Foreign Language Program (BAFLP) in Stanford University used My eCoach to create a system for collaboration, communication, and demonstrated improved results in the classroom.


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World language teachers in the Bay Area Foreign Language Program (BAFLP) needed a system that allowed for collaboration, coaching, publishing, and aligning standards to the curriculum. Stanford University provides ongoing workshops for World Language teachers in the summer and throughout the year. They needed ...   more...

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7 Questions about BYOD in Schools

By Barbara Bray      April 26, 2012 -- 06:31 PM

Smartphones and mobile devices are changing the business world. Instead of IT departments being able to force a particular set of mobile solutions on the workforce, employees now expect to be able to use the smartphones — and increasingly, iPads or other mobile devices — they bought for personal use. According to data from Aberdeen Group (via ZDNet), about 75% of enterprises now have “bring your own device” policies in place. Read more 

So “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) is making sense for companies. Is BYOD going to work for schools?
 

Think ...   more...

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