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Featured Project: Noemi Ban's Journey to Taipei American School (TAS)

By Sara Zimmerman      November 19, 2009 -- 02:07 PM
Noemi Ban's Journey to Taipei American School (TAS)

NoemiBan Last month we featured a blog by eCoach Ken Bakken about his trip escorting Holocaust survivor, Noemi Ban, to Taipei to talk with students about her Holocaust experience. Ken created Noemi Ban's Journey to Taipei American School (TAS) as an interactive project documenting Noemi's trip and as a place to host student reflections.

The project Ken created in our Universal Builder discusses how Ms. Ban spoke to over a thousand students and parents during her four day visit. Her impact on the students was inspirational and life changing for many. It includes podcasts of Ms. Ban's answers to student ...   more...
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New features and updates

By Sara Zimmerman      November 18, 2009 -- 02:26 PM
We are constantly adding new features and doing updates to ensure our community has effective tools for learning, publishing, sharing and communicating. Here are some of our most recent:
  • Share your blog or your project on Twitter and Facebook. Projects: share by selecting the networking buttons from the sidebar. Blogs: share by selecting networking buttons beneath each post.
  • New team reporting tools are available for team managers to view activities of members by type of team tool and by specific dates. You can now view the number of blog and forum posts, comments, and replies.
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Become a Facebook Fan and Win! November Contest

By Sara Zimmerman      October 27, 2009 -- 10:40 AM
November Contest: Become a Facebook fan by Nov 16th

Become a fan and follow My eCoach on the new
My eCoach Facebook Fan Page by November 16th and win! We will randomly select three of our fans to win:
My eCoach Fan Page
  • A copy of FableVisionís Animation-ish
  • An gift card for $25
  • Two Individual Lifetime Memberships to
    My eCoach

My eCoach Fan Page has regular updates, links to interesting projects, discussion ideas, information on upcoming grants, photos and more (pls note: this is NOT the My eCoach Share Place Group page).

Facebook is free to join. Once you have an account, go to this
link and click ...   more...
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October Contest Winners!

By Sara Zimmerman      October 27, 2009 -- 10:39 AM
Winners and Projects of last month's eLibrary submission contest

Thank you to all of our members who submitted fantastic projects to our eLibrary. Below are our winners, their projects and prizes:
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Educational News, Grants and Updates

By Sara Zimmerman      October 27, 2009 -- 10:38 AM
Noteworthy information from the educational industry
Teachers with computers
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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

"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 Search Feature: Easily search keywords, tags, and more from every page

By Sara Zimmerman      October 27, 2009 -- 10:36 AM

New Search menu Trying to find projects or pages in My eCoach with specific keywords or tags? Now you can easily search from every page within My eCoach with our new search menu.

This drop down menu is located near the top of the right-hand bar above the list of your friends and recent projects. Click and select ...   more...
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My eCoach Leadership Team

By Sara Zimmerman      October 27, 2009 -- 10:35 AM
Free team for My eCoach members in leadership roles

We just launched a free team for My eCoach members who are in leadership roles called the My eCoach Leadership Team. This free team is for leaders from around the world to:
  • ask/ answer questions with people in similar roles
  • find resources and research
  • connect/ communicate/ collaborate with others
  • share tips or tidbits that will help make you and your job more effective
  • explore My eCoach's customizable team tools and new features in this supportive environment

To learn more, login toTopEducatorAward My ...   more...
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How to sign up for free teams?

By Sara Zimmerman      October 23, 2009 -- 01:27 PM
Would you like to collaborate and communicate with other My eCoach members who have similar interests as yourself? My eCoach offers several free teams for Lifetime Members. Teams provide a great way to use My eCoach tools, access resources, share with others, and more. Watch this 1-minute video on how to log in and sign up to join one of our teams.

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How to access the Leadership Team once you've joined

By Sara Zimmerman      October 23, 2009 -- 12:14 PM
So, youíve joined the free Leadership team in My eCoach, but canít remember how to access it? Watch this quick video that will take you step-by-step from logging in to finding your team**.

**Please note this video uses the My eCoach Leadership Team, (which is a free team for My eCoach members and leaders of programs, institutions, and organizations), to demonstrate how to reaccess the team and the components of the team. Though this video is for revisiting the Leadership Team, the instructions on how to revisit your own team are the same. Also note, not all teams will have the same tabs once ...   more...
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