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Give the Gift of Membership

By Sara Zimmerman      December 15, 2009 -- 03:58 PM
Great gift for educators at only $35

GiftMembership Looking for an easy gift to give a teacher? How about a gift membership to My eCoach? Itís easy, quick and no worries about wrapping or shipping. This is a great value for the teacher in your life who wants to make a website, surveys, quizzes, or more. Click here for your gift of a Lifetime membership to My eCoach.
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Did you know we have a Quiz Builder

By Sara Zimmerman      December 15, 2009 -- 02:23 PM
We have a QUIZ Builder!

QuizYou can create a quiz, invite a co-author, clone any quizzes you created, send the link to non-members, embed your quiz in a blog or website, and add images, videos, presentations, audio files and more to your description and quizzes. Teachers can also put in correct answers with a score, view individual results and at-a-glance class results, and leave comments for students on different answers. By the way, this is all free for Lifetime, Trial and Team My eCoach members.    more...
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Featured Holiday Projects

By Sara Zimmerman      December 15, 2009 -- 02:19 PM
Free Projects with Resources for K-12 Teachers
  • Xmas WreathCelebrating December Holidays Project: This project was built by eCoach Charlotte McGovern in our Universal Builder and has a great list of holiday resources for teachers and students.
  • Gingerbread Man Around the World:
    This is a K-2, learner-centered, thematic unit introducing children to the classic Gingerbread Man theme including stories from around the world. It was created using My eCoaches Universal Builder tool.
  • Ma Buche de Noel:
    Here is another fun My eCoach project created to teach children French through ...   more...
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Thank you for voting for us

By Sara Zimmerman      December 15, 2009 -- 02:12 PM
A big THANK YOU to everyone that visited the U.S. Dept. of Education's website that surveyed teachers for their recommendations for the best technology tools to be included in the upcoming National Educational Technology Plan. My eCoach received some genuine and authentic comments of real personal experiences and successes. You can find the comments and votes for My eCoach at

Additionally, there was a very high vote count for our partner, HyperStudio, as well as some of our other partners. Please check what people wrote about this wonderful produ...   more...
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New Standards Added

By Sara Zimmerman      December 15, 2009 -- 12:14 PM
We have state and national content, professional and technology standards, skill sets and curriculum guides. You can add and view standards from your locker and match standards to any lessons or projects you create. We have recently added some new national standards:
  • 21st Century Skills
  • IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts
  • Instructional Design Competencies
  • Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium Standards (INTASC)
  • ISLLC (Standards for School Leaders)
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • National Standards for Quality Online Teaching (iNACOL)
  • NBCT: The Five ...   more...
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Drag and Drop on Blog Sidebar

By Sara Zimmerman      December 15, 2009 -- 12:13 PM
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.

Now 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...
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New team reporting tools

By Sara Zimmerman      December 10, 2009 -- 10:28 AM
Team managers can now provide even more focused support to their team members by using our new team reporting tools. You can see who is using what tools, how often, and view by each team tool or by each member. Bring up a report and send messages to team members right from that report. We added an At-A-Glance chart that gives you activities in a bar chart by date plus you can compare activities by different dates.

Screenshot of our new team reporting tools

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Video: How to make a simple website using the Universal Builder

By Sara Zimmerman      December 7, 2009 -- 11:02 AM
Here is a video made by eCoach Ken Bakken about how to make a simple website in My eCoach using the Universal Builder. In the video he goes through the basic steps of setting up the website, adding categories and content to the pages, embedding video, and changing the template.

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