ideas, websites, projects, and products helps teachers and learners
alike. When you share, you get back more than you give. You can build a
collaborative, learning environment by building in activities that
Create projects that have students work in pairs or small teams.
Encourage students to communicate with each other while they are working on projects.
Interactive whiteboards are now used on the computer as way to extend learning with your students. There
are a few basics that teachers and students need to know when they can
use an interactive whiteboard. These tips were adapted from Smart Board Basics:
Calibrate your interactive whiteboard.
Turn on your interactive whiteboard and press the keyboard and
right mouse click mouse button together. This will start the calibration
Pick up one of the pens, press it against the
middle of the target that appears on your board, and release. Repeat
My eCoach has a lot of features that members may not be aware of, so we
decided to share some quick tips with you. Some of these tips are
new features for everyone while some are new features just for teams:
You now can change your settings so when you login, you can land on
your Profile or one of your team pages if you are on a team. Go to your
settings either on the info box at the top of each page or on your
When you first login, your default landing page is Home. Click on Settings and select either Home (default), your Profile, or one of your teams. Then click Save. Logout and login again to see your new landing page.
can continue to keep Home your landing page if you want. Links to Home,
Your Profile, and the pull-down menu to get to any teams you are on
from most pages.
I found a fun site that lets you change the way you present your photo.
Think about a different way to post to your profile on My eCoach or
is free and very easy to use. It is an online photo editing tool that
gives you a fun filled experience. You upload any photo and just wait
to see the magic. The technology automatically identifies the face in
the photo and letís you add cool photo effects and create funny face
You donít have to login to try it. Choose an effect.
you choose an effect, Photofunia converts your picture with that
effect. You ... more...
Now you can drag and drop any of the links or
widgets up or down instead of clicking move one at a time. You can
customize the sidebar of your public blogs by adding links and
embedding widgets. Go to your Blog Home to the T-Shirt icon to
customize your sidebar.*
This is the way we used to edit the sidebar.
You can still add links by clicking Add Links and adding the title and the URL. The way we used to have it is clicking on the up or down arrows to move items one at a time.
each item is in a box where you will be able to click on a box and drag
and drop an item up or down as far as you ... more...