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My eCoach Integral part of National Grant

By Sara Zimmerman      August 27, 2009 -- 08:13 AM
The National Professional Development Grant was developed through San Francisco State University (SFSU) aimed towards professional development and implementation of instruction for English Language Learners. My eCoach will be the web-based component to help implement this program so curriculum, program information, and communication can be done virtually. SFSU faculty and students will be working with teachers from San Francisco USD, Palo Alto USD, Santa Clara COE, University of San Francisco, University of Santa Clara, and San Jose State University. My eCoach members will soon be seeing ...   more...
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Team for New Teachers Launches: Accomplished Teaching and Collaborative Leadership Community

By Sara Zimmerman      August 27, 2009 -- 08:09 AM
Over 200 teachers, (including many K-12 science teachers), will soon be part of the newly-formed Accomplished Teaching and Collaborative Leadership Community, a team within My eCoach for National Board Certified Candidates and Support Providers. National University created this online learning community so candidates will have the tools, resources, people and support materials available to them, anywhere at anytime. If you are interested in registering with National University to join this team, contact Ronarae Adams at radams@nu.edu.

My eCoach members will be able to see the wonderful ...   more...
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Class Team Spotlights

By Sara Zimmerman      August 27, 2009 -- 08:02 AM
New eCoaches and eTeachers have set up some fantastic teams for the upcoming school year. Class teams include up to 40 of their students and are a great way for the class to work together, share, receive information, schedule events, and communicate. A few of the teams:
  • Village of Excellence Academy, Charter School in Tampa, FL
  • Travel & Tourism Academy at Oak Grove High, San Jose, CA
  • Russ Knopp’s eKids team & his sixth grade class, Waitsburg, WA
  • San Diego COE, AB430 training in multiple teams with hundreds of new principals
As part of each newsletter, we will be sharing new communities and ...   more...
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Member Pages have new settings, new nav bar, and new icons

By Sara Zimmerman      August 26, 2009 -- 01:07 PM
We’ve been busy updating and streamlining our inside member pages. Once you login as a member, you will notice:
  • We have new icons for our home page and our left hand navigation bar.
  • There are new color choices for your "look and feel" under your settings. 
  • We also changed our navigation bar on top to have more links and information. Some of these links will take you to a new window to the outside non-member pages where you can view examples, read updated FAQs, and learn more about the numerous features and tools of My eCoach. 
Take a moment to look around, enjoy our new appearance,
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New Online Community for HyperStudio Users: HyperStudio Playground

By Sara Zimmerman      August 26, 2009 -- 09:42 AM
My eCoach has created a free team for HyperStudio 5 users and trainers called the HyperStudio Digital Playground. This playground is a place for the HyperStudio 5 community to:
  • ask questions
  • discuss how they are using HyperStudio 5 with their classrooms
  • share ideas
  • find training resources
  • find trainers who can help with professional development
  • link ...   more...
Comments: 1   Last Comment By patrick  April 2, 2011 -- 05:08 PM

Class Teams

By Barbara Bray      July 28, 2009 -- 12:55 PM
Teachers can now set up Class Teams as an eTeacher for up to 40 students per team for the calendar school year right in My eCoach. This gives their students access to all of the features in My eCoach. Students can create team blogs where they can share links and resources, participate in confidential threaded discussions, create, co-author, and publish websites, presentations, and surveys, and use a secure messaging system.

A new team eTeachers are setting up are eKids Class Teams. This is where the eTeacher manages either a Generation Yes team or other types of student techies. These eKids learn ...   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

Stimulus Money and My eCoach

By Sara Zimmerman      June 22, 2009 -- 03:07 PM
Stimulus Money
Federal funding can pay for My eCoach services for your educational institution
stimulus money
My eCoach provides the tools and services that support 21st Century learning environments required in The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and other funding sources including:

  • Comprehensive Professional Development Integration
  • Technology Coaches/Integration Specialists
  • Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
  • Education Portals
  • Digital Content
  • Portfolio Assessments
  • Blended Assessments (of 21st ...   more...
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My eCoach and HyperStudio Partner

By Sara Zimmerman      June 22, 2009 -- 03:04 PM
My eCoach and HyperStudio of Software MacKiev, will announce their partnership at the June 2009 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Washington D.C. Created by Roger Wagner, The My eCoach - HyperStudio partnership provides an exciting way to extend classroom learning by creating, sharing, collaborating, and publishing interactive projects created with HyperStudio 5 to the Internet using a safe and supportive online learning community. Certificate eCoaches will be providing training on HyperStudio and manage an online community for HyperStudio users.

Visit HyperStudio, along ...   more...
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CEO Barbara Bray presented Online Educator Award

By eCoach Staff      June 15, 2009 -- 05:26 PM
Congratulations Barbara on receiving the Top Online Educator award from Surf Aquarium!

My eCoach CEO/President Barbara Bray was recently honored the Top Online Educator award in recognition as an esteemed leader in technology and learning. Barbara was awarded this honor in hope that through the celebration of her work, other educators will be inspired to embrace technology as a tool for transforming their classroom into an environment where all students can be successful.

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Comments: 1   Last Comment By small Russ Knopp  June 15, 2009 -- 09:45 PM

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