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New eCoach Partner: CILC

By Barbara Bray      November 29, 2007 -- 08:02 AM
My eCoach is pleased to announce that the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) is a new partner. Established in 1994, CILC specializes in videoconferencing and collaboration technologies to deliver all types of programs to K-12 students and educators. As CILC continues to build their cadre of professional development content providers, their subject matter experts will utilize My eCoach to create online learnng communities to continue dialogue and provide ongoing professional support and coaching. Go to http://www.cilc.org to find out more about CILC.

About CILC
Established ...   more...
Comments: 1   Last Comment By Joey Serim  December 31, 2007 -- 11:08 AM

How do you support new teachers?

By Barbara Bray      November 8, 2007 -- 02:53 PM
The East Bay BTSA (Beginning Teacher Support) Alameda BTSA program is designed for new teachers to be successful with their teaching practice with the guidance of their Support Providers. The Program Coordinators, Theresa Anderberg, Shirley Clem, and Teri Olsen with support from Diana Kenney, District Technology Instructional Specialist, designed an online learning environment in My eCoach that included communication, coaching, resources, project builders, induction standard 16, and a digital drop box. They set up one team for Support Providers with the Program Coordinators as eCoaches as the ...   more...
Comments: 2   Last Comment By small Laura Smith  November 26, 2007 -- 07:55 PM

LAUSD Arts Education Branch eCoach Program

By Barbara Bray      October 28, 2007 -- 05:06 PM








The Los Angeles Unified School District Arts Education Branch (AEB) has set up an eCoach program and communities for each elementary and secondary arts discipline: Theatre, Dance, Music, and Visual Arts. The AEB staff are the League eCoaches who were trained this June as part of the AEB staff team: Karen Coates, Robin Lithgow, Steven McCarthy (Theatre), Shana Habel (Dance), Luiz Sampaio (Visual Arts), Steve Venz (Music), Chris Gilman and Dain Olsen (Media Arts to be developed).


The Elementary AEB developed Arts Instructional Guides (AIG) for each discipline with modules for each ...   more...
Comments: 3   Last Comment By Rachel Feldman  July 1, 2010 -- 11:26 AM

Updates with Blogs

By Barbara Bray      October 24, 2007 -- 11:55 AM
Several new updates with the eCoach blogging tool:
  • New templates
  • Add categories to posts
  • Blog posts now appear in recent activities
New Templates
Check out the extended list of templates for your public blog.

































We adapted the new templates in the Universal builder so you could extend your collaborative projects using a similar template. Just put a link to your blog in the Universal builder.

Add Categories to your Posts
Why would you do this? If you have multiple posts and people are having trouble finding a post on a particular topic, they can check your list of categories on the right sidebar.



At the ...   more...
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Event List for your Calendar

By Barbara Bray      October 23, 2007 -- 04:14 PM
Now you can see a list of all of your events on your calendar over as many months as you want. Go to My Calendar on the left sidebar. At the top of the calendar you will see a link to List:





Click List and you will see a list of current events.



















You can choose the dates (from one date to another) to view your event list.

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Updated Chat Room

By Barbara Bray      August 30, 2007 -- 03:18 PM

Go ahead and check out the chat feature now. Some of you were concerned about the jumping when you were chatting with others. We fixed that because of your request, so now it is seamless. Just make sure you are in the right chat room. The room that shows up is the All Community Chat room and everyone can read what you are writing.

You will also notice that your messages will stay in the room even after you leave. We did this because many of you wanted to archive the chat. So now the messages will last about 2 hours.

Also one more thing - when people left the chat room, their name and profile would ...   more...
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Embed Code with a Welcome

By Barbara Bray      August 27, 2007 -- 10:28 AM
Thought Iíd share a Voki welcome by embedding the code here. Iíll share how to do this in a tip. Try moving your cursor around and my eyes will follow it. Kind of eery! Then click play to actually hear my voice welcome you.


Get a Voki now!

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New Templates for Universal Builder

By Barbara Bray      August 21, 2007 -- 10:47 PM
We thought you might want to change the look of your website that you create with the Universal builder. So we checked out some pictures from our eLibrary and played around with color schemes to come up with some interesting templates that we hope you will like. We have other ideas floating around in our heads on designs.

Since itís almost Fall, Barbara took the picture in the banner when she was up at Tahoe and gave to Pearl to make a new Fall template:




















To see the new templates, edit one of your Universal builders and go to Customize to Templates and scroll to the bottom rows.



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Book Club in eCoach

By Barbara Bray      July 30, 2007 -- 02:18 PM
Have you ever wanted to join a book club to discuss a book you just read, are reading, or want to read? Do you want to share ideas about a book that you would like to develop into a curriculum project?

We set up a book club with help from a few of our members and are determining focus. The book club is available to members of the eCoach community who have full access to all features. Hereís our ideas so far:

Use team forum to
  • discuss focus and direction of book club
  • submit books to discuss
  • determine how we will set up the forum
We also plan to use other team tools such as the team page to put up ...   more...
Comments: 7   Last Comment By Elizabeth Oviedo  August 14, 2007 -- 06:00 AM

Online Facilitation Certification Course

By Barbara Bray      July 19, 2007 -- 07:00 PM

Are you looking to create an online course, facilitate an existing course, or develop and sustain an online community? Ever have a problem keeping participants motivated or staying in your community? How about encouraging online participants to share and collaborate?

We developed this five week course to give you the skills, tips, and resources you need to become an effective online facilitator and to provide an online community for facilitators.

First Session begins August 1st and goes to September 4th, 2007 (30 hours). Course Content includes:

  • Building Trust
  • Individual ...   more...
Comments: 4   Last Comment By small Barbara Bray  August 1, 2007 -- 09:10 AM

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