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Request Feedback from your eCoach

By Barbara Bray      September 28, 2010 -- 03:11 PM
You are creating a website, lesson, or project with My eCoach’s Universal Builder and you need help. If you are part of a team and have an eCoach, you can now request feedback on each and any page you are working on.

You get a pop-up with your eCoach(es). Choose one and send request for help. All communication between you and your eCoach is private and confidential. Only you and your eCoaches can see your comments and the eCoach replies.

When you receive a comment, you get a message in My eCoach and an email notification if you set that up in your settings. You can also see a comment icon next ...   more...
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Featured Projects and eLibrary Spotlights in September

By Sara Zimmerman      September 28, 2010 -- 02:46 PM
Featured ProjectseLibrary Spotlights
We look for resources and projects that go the extra mile. Featured Projects are authored by one or more My eCoach members using our Universal Builder. They have multiple activities, images, resources, links, embedded files and Web 2.0 tools, standards, tags, and more. When you login to My eCoach ...   more...
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Upcoming Conferences and Events

By Sara Zimmerman      September 28, 2010 -- 02:45 PM

  • The 2010 CRSTE Global Symposium will be held evenings and weekends for nine days, from October 16 - 24, 2010, to pursue and explore this notion of worldwide collaboration among professional educators. Online and free.
  • The 2010 Global Education Conference will be held November 15 - 19, 2010, online and free. Sessions will be held in multiple time zones and multiple languages over the five days.  They are now accepting proposals for presentations.
  • One Day Earth On October 10, 2010 (10.10.10), across the planet, documentary filmmakers, students, and inspired citizens will record the human experience over a 24-hour ...   more...
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Free Webinars for Educators

By Sara Zimmerman      September 28, 2010 -- 02:44 PM
Webinars are a convenient way to participate and gain professional development without the hassle of flights and travel details. Here are a handful of upcoming FREE webinars for educators:
Comments: 1   Last Comment By Andres  November 8, 2010 -- 07:09 PM

September's Educational News, Grants and Updates

By Sara Zimmerman      September 28, 2010 -- 02:43 PM
Noteworthy updates from the educational community

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Grants, Contests and Resources
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Eco friendly schools go paperless

By Sara Zimmerman      September 28, 2010 -- 02:38 PM
Educators have been taught to create worksheets and print everything. Look at all the paper in the trash or recycling bin at your school by the end of the day. The first thing you can do is rethink how you use paper and why. Before you print out your email or type up your lesson plan to print, consider the following facts about paper. [Source]
  • The United States wastes approximately 749 pounds of paper a year... per person. That would be one tree per person... if all trees were 18 inches around and 100 feet tall. 
  • Each ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 7,000 ...   more...
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Steps for a 1:1 Laptop Program

By Barbara Bray      August 24, 2010 -- 04:01 PM
When the school moves to computers for each teacher and student, the learning environment not only changes, teaching practice changes. We ask a lot of our teachers: To not only teach the concepts, assess understanding, manage the classroom, differentiate instruction, but they also have to learn technology while they use and infuse it in their daily activities. What happens when you completely immerse the school into a technology rich environment is there is systemic change and resistance. The power of all of this is a strong leader who involves all stakeholders in the visioni...   more...
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Daily Writing Activities

By Sara Zimmerman      July 23, 2010 -- 10:25 AM
Activities for student writing improvement

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One of the best ways to encourage your students to write is to add writing as part of their daily routine. One way to do this is to have your students keep a daily journal. Another option is to follow a writing prompt, such as those on these sites:
  • Go to Writing Fix and have your students click the daily writing prompt, copy it, and then write to the prompt.
  • Go to Daily Writing Prompts and have students go to the calendar for each day. Have them use the prompt and write to that
    prompt.
  • Daily Grammar blog offers short lessons that you can have your ...   more...
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Educational News, Grants and Updates

By Sara Zimmerman      July 23, 2010 -- 10:24 AM
Noteworthy updates from the educational community

Articles

Grants
Other News
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July's Featured Projects & eLibrary Spotlights

By Sara Zimmerman      July 23, 2010 -- 10:22 AM
Featured Projects
eLibrary SpotlightsEdible Schoolyeard Project
We look for resources and projects that go the extra mile. Featured Projects are authored by one or more My eCoach members. They have multiple activities, images, resources, links, embedded files, standards, and more. When you login to My eCoach and visit eLibrary Spotlights in the eLibrary or from your Home, ...   more...
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