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Citation Builder

By Barbara Bray      May 20, 2008 -- 03:48 PM
We encourage our members to cite all of their sources. So now you can use the eCoach Citation Builder instead of going out to another site. We are listening to our members and basing our research and development on member requests. You can find the citation builder in your toolkit:











 



Fill in the form with the information from the website you wish to cite:

















Create Citation







Save and add more








After you save your citations, they are available in your locker under My Citations. You can then copy and paste any citation into your work. We will eventually be creating a way for you to embed the ...   more...
Comments: 1   Last Comment By small Charles Cummins  June 25, 2008 -- 10:10 AM

New Conversation Corner

By Barbara Bray      May 3, 2008 -- 08:02 AM
Conversation Corner is a new feature on your Home where you can ask questions to the entire eCoach community. Everyone including Free members can share ideas, ask questions, and provide answers or possible solutions to questions. Conversation Corner works like the blog tool where each question is a new post on the Conversaton Corner blog. You can also see Conversation Corner in your Blog Home.

On your Home, click Ask Questions to start a new question or thread. This will open the text editor. Add your question in the title. You ...   more...
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NEW Profile, Add Friends, Change Settings

By Barbara Bray      April 24, 2008 -- 11:02 PM
When you click My Profile on the upper right or under My Locker, now you will find that it is really different.

My Profile is where others can learn about you, add you to their Friends list, and connect with tags. Now you can edit each section by clicking the pencil.








Members will be able to view all of your published work at the bottom of your profile. Published work includes your projects, surveys, and blogs.





Only you and your eCoach will be able to view your ILP, phone number, and street address. You can hide your email under settings so members or others viewing you as author of a project ...   more...
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Standards, Resources, and Programs - Oh My!

By eCoach Staff      February 26, 2008 -- 02:53 PM
Up to Standards
Every state’s content standards are available in My eCoach. We add standards based on community requests. Some communities have asked us to add professional, technology, and even local standards. Check your standards from the left menu and add any resources to your standards. These will then go to our eLibrary for review and publishing.

Resources Galore!
Look for thousands of new resources in our eLibrary. Along with your submissions, we have a group of interns and students who are finding rich resources for you ...   more...
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New Left Navigation

By Barbara Bray      February 21, 2008 -- 06:05 AM
The left navigation bar was changed based on much input from our members. Since My eCoach tries to bring together all the tools you might need for your community, the left sidebar navigation was getting long and cumbersome. We asked for ideas from many of our members to come up with ways to make navigation easier.
  • Home field is now Home.
  • Icons are different.
  • Looking ...   more...
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2008 Presidental Election

By Charlotte McGovern      February 12, 2008 -- 11:29 AM
Wondering what a Super Delegate is?  Are presidential candidates really chosen by the people who vote in the primaries?  Check out The 2008 Presidential Campaign Project

Help your students become involved. See how the media is playing a role in this historic election. Get the up-to-date delegate count and much more! Take our  survey "How Will You Vote?" .
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Have you entered our contest yet?

By Roxanne Clement      February 6, 2008 -- 04:59 PM

Now you can share activities and projects using the Universal Builder and win prizes too! Enter today!

Help us continue sharing quality activities and projects within our community as we expand and enhance our eLibrary. Add your project to the thousands of resources already available to maximize our time, energy, and creativity.

eCoach members have access to the new Universal Builder. Entering the contest is as easy as moving a project you’ve already created with an old builder into the Universal Builder. We’d love to have you share your projects with the rest of our community!
Contest details inside eCoach......   more...

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New Look on Home Field

By Barbara Bray      February 6, 2008 -- 03:19 PM
We changed Team Up to Bulletins where you can ask for collaboration, promote events and new teams, and share new features. We combined Tips and Tricks, Featured Projects, and eLibrary Spotlight into one box that rotates along with the Bulletin box on its left.

















Click Bulletins on the left and go to View All Posts to create a new bulletin to be approved and posted.

Check out the new personal space below just for you and only you. Use it as an aggregator for all of ...   more...
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Standards Added and Updated in eCoach

By Barbara Bray      January 18, 2008 -- 08:20 AM
We have been busy adding standards based on requests by our eCoaches and what they need for their communities.

Keep checking in, click on My Standards and edit them to add more standards to your list. We will be moving My Standards from your profile to where there already is My Standards on your left sidebar.

We will also be reworking how you update your standards and the look of the page where you choose your standards, so keep checking in.


We have over 45 states content standards listed and adding the rest soon. We also input professional standards for eCoaches states and local curriculum ...   more...
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Print and Export Features

By Barbara Bray      December 11, 2007 -- 08:45 PM
Print Feature

The Universal builder keeps getting more features based on members' requests. Now you and your audience can print your project. From the view mode, you and your users will see Printable View on the sidebar. If you allowed cloning, then Printable view appears below Clone This.

   


When you click Printable view, your project appears in PDF on multiple pages. The Print dialog box appears so you can print all of the pages.
















Click Preview if you want to view how ...   more...
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