Mac Instruction and Support
Rob Zimmerman provides personalized care for you and your Mac computer both on site and over the phone. From basic tutorials and getting to know your new Mac, to advanced tips and tricks, organization, networking, and troubleshooting, Rob helps you and your Mac get along and be productive together. Robís goal is to save you time, money, and frustration by helping your computer make your life easier. He works with all Apple Computer products and accessories, as well as other tech tools and toys. Rob is developing a My eCoach Mac users team for members to learn more about the features and benefits of Mac computers. Additionally, Rob provides helpful Mac tips and tricks for My eCoach members viewable on the My eCoach home page under "tips and tricks."
"I used My eCoach for a few years as my classroom website and for surveys and quizzes.
Two years ago, the district asked us to learn to use moodle because it is linked to student's grades, etc... At first, the moodle class page was separate, but needed to be accessed by student username and password. Many students forgot passwords or changed them or couldn't get on because of other reasons. This year there is a link within the students portal site to a moodle classroom page. (They still need their username and password.) This link was not to the webpage I had made earlier, but to a new one. I switched all the information over to the new because I was told the parents would be able to access it from their portal site, also. This was not true. I then switched back to My eCoach and found it so easy to use!
The parents and students both can keep up with assignments because they do not need to remember passwords! This past week, I put together an online test in portal-moodle because I was told it would grade the test and link the grade to my gradebook. What a disaster! The transferred grade was not correct and I am dealing with many e-mails from students who could not submit their finished tests. I believe I will try the on-line quiz in My eCoach next time and just copy over the grade.
I am still only using a small portion of what is available in ecoach, but am looking forward to trying all the new things that Barbara and her team have developed over the past year or so."
High School Science Teacher
Osceola High School - Pinellas, Florida