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New: Follow your team forum

By Sara Zimmerman      March 1, 2010 -- 10:07 AM
If you are on any teams in My eCoach, you probably are using the forums for threaded conversations. We now have a way for you to follow specific topics and receive an email notification if anyone adds a post or comment to that topic. Following is the default.

To check or change your options for following any of your forum topics, go to either your team by
or to My Community on the left navigation to Forums where your team forums will be at the bottom. You can see the number of posts and last date of any posts.
Click on the forum and you can see if you are following that topic or ...   more...
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Congratulations to our Scholarship Winner

By Barbara Bray      February 24, 2010 -- 02:16 PM
Congratulations to Cathy Keck, Technology Integration Specialist at the Academy of Notre Dame, in Pennsylvania for winning our Leadership Scholarship! Her school is a private, college-prep, all-girls academy for grades 6-12 in the suburbs of Villanova, PA. Cathy teaches grades 6-9 and help the faculty integrate technology into their curriculum and hold technology wokshops for faculty development.

Her major challenge is finding time! Cathy teaches classes so her time with the faculty is limited. She was looking for an online community that can support and aid in faculty training and collaboration: ...   more...
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Follow the Winter Olympics 2010

By Barbara Bray      February 23, 2010 -- 10:33 PM
Did you watch the Olympics or follow the events?

Go to Winter Olympics 2010 for activities we did as we watched the Olympics. This helps one learn about it, think about it, show what you know, and whatís next. One section gives many how-to videos that you just have to check out.

Hereís one that I never thought Iíd want to learn about:
How to land from 50 feet in the Air


The central focus of this project is actually access, content reading skills, response to content, organization and synthesis of information, and development of deeper understandings. The author also wanted to create a site for her students that shows how to ...   more...
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New Universal Builder Themes

By Barbara Bray      February 23, 2010 -- 08:24 PM
We have been busy creating new themes for lessons or websites using our Universal Builder. Several organizations using our teams requested different themes for projects, ePortfolios, and lessons so we went to work. Some themes will be exclusive for select teams and available soon for those teams only.
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New UB Lite for Free members

By Barbara Bray      February 15, 2010 -- 03:59 PM
If you are a Free member, you can now use our Universal Builder Lite Version (UB Lite) where you can quickly create a one page lesson or website. Everyone who signs up to My eCoach, even Free members, has a lifetime membership to My eCoach. Free members do not have access to the Universal Builder but now can Go to Toolkit to Builders to Universal Builder and can access UB Lite.


Free members, click Create New and you can...


  • create and publish one page to the Internet

















  • combine the features of a website builder and blog
  • access some of our tips and handouts
  • choose from a few of our themes
























  • add text, files, and images
  • embed Web 2.0 tools
  • allow commenting and cloning





















If you are a 30 day trial member, you can access all of the features. After that, try our new UB Lite and see if itís enough for you to use. Remember you can publish a lesson a day quickly. Free members are not able to clone any projects or templates, nor use our survey or the quiz builder. If you want these features, then upgrade.

Our members who have full memberships can use the Full Version and clone this WRL Template to create a one page lesson plan.

We continue to try to meet your needs and look for ways for you to have a great experience while you are in the My eCoach community. Enjoy!    more...
Comments: 1   Last Comment By Edward Woolbert  March 3, 2010 -- 10:08 AM

Looking for My eCoach Gifts and Stuff?

By Barbara Bray      February 9, 2010 -- 08:04 PM

Some of our members have asked us to create a store with our new logo - so we did. Now you can get yourself or a gift for a friend a shirt, children's organic shirts, onesies, messenger bag, prints, teddy bear, tote bag, journal, gift cards, postcards, and even a mug with our logo.











Check out our new My eCoach Online Store today!



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Did you Know... that we have a Survey Tool?

By Sara Zimmerman      January 29, 2010 -- 05:03 PM
Need a survey for your students, team members, or school community? Why spend your limited funds on a subscription service for your survey program? Save your money by using the multi-leveled survey tool in My eCoach. As a lifetime member, you can easily create surveys that:
  • stand-alone or work with any programSurvey
  • lets you co-author and clone surveys
  • share with anyone in and outside of My eCoach
  • include images, videos, and files 
  • have ...   more...
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My eCoach Featured Partner of Curriki

By Sara Zimmerman      January 29, 2010 -- 05:01 PM
New Partner with Free Open Source Curricula Website

CurrikiMy eCoach is a featured partner of Curriki for the month of January. Curriki provides free resources, lessons, and learning objects for teachers. 

How can you use My eCoach with Curriki?
My eCoach allows you to use Curriki's resources in our Universal Builder as you design your class site, ePortfolio, lesson, or unit. Not only can you download lessons that are documents, you can easily adapt the lesson to be published online and embed free objects donated by Curriki members.  Learn more...
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Comments: 1   Last Comment By Anna  January 30, 2010 -- 10:12 PM

My eCoach CEO interviews Seth Godin

By Sara Zimmerman      January 29, 2010 -- 04:59 PM
International Marketing Guru Answers Educational Questions

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Linchpina Bray, CEO/President of My eCoach, recently had the opportunity to interview Seth Godin, "America's Greatest Marketer," and author of the "best marketing blog in the world," about his new book, Linchpin: Are you Indispensible?. In the interview, Barbara had the chance to ask Seth about his views on the future of education.

To read Barbara's interview with Seth, check it out on her blog: Rethinking Learning. Take a moment to read all interviews of Seth including Barbara's on Squidoo.
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New Features within My eCoach (January 2010)

By Sara Zimmerman      January 29, 2010 -- 04:56 PM

  • Drag and Drop in the Universal Builder: You can easily modify the position of your pages of your Universal Builder projects with our new drag and drop editor! more...

    LandingPage -select
  • Choose your landing page:
    Now you can easily choose which page shows up first when you log in to My eCoach. If you are an individual, you can select the Home page or Profile page. If you are on a team, you also have the option to choose which team page  you land on first. more...

  • Additional "Delete" in Inbox: We've added an easy-to-access delete button at the top of your Inbox.

  • New icons in Universal Builder ...   more...
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