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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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ILPs: An integral part of successful Professional Development

By Sara Zimmerman      November 19, 2009 -- 02:13 PM
Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)
An integral part of successful Professional Development
ILP
My eCoach created a Technology Use Assessment in the 1990s for teachers to generate their Individual Learning Plans (ILPs). This included a list of learning opportunities that were based on a scope and sequence aligned to NETS. All of this started with Concerns-Based Adoptions Model (CBAM) and how we accept change.*

ILPs ensure a successful coaching program. Currently our ILPs are available to all My eCoach members and work best if the user is part of a team with an eCoach who can provide ongoing feedback. ...   more...
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November Facebook Contest Winners!

By Sara Zimmerman      November 19, 2009 -- 02:12 PM
Our November contest asked people to become fans of our Facebook Fan Page. We had some great response and randomly chose 4 lucky winners:
My eCoach Fan Page
  • Diane Chen: A copy of FableVision's Animation-ish
  • Cathy Keck: $25 Amazon.com gift card
  • Bobbi Kurshan and Ann Lumm: Individual Lifetime Memberships to My eCoach
Missed out on the contest but want continual updates? Facebook is free to join. Once you have an account, go to this link and click on "Become a Fan" on the top. Then tell your Facebook friends by going to our Fan Page and clicking on "Suggest to Friends."    more...
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Giving Thanks: Project and Survey

By Sara Zimmerman      November 19, 2009 -- 02:12 PM
Giving Thanks: Project and SurveyThanksgiving turkey
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Comments: 1   Last Comment By small Barbara Bray  November 23, 2009 -- 01:08 PM

My eCoach services are covered by EETT funding

By Sara Zimmerman      November 19, 2009 -- 02:11 PM
My eCoach services are covered by EETT funding

EETT grant.orgWhat is EETT?
EETT is a 2-year grant. A minimum of 25 percent of the total grant award must be spent on that provides teachers with the capacity to high-quality professional developmentintegrate technology effectively into curricula and instruction to promote student achievement. more...

How can My eCoach help?
If you have EETT funding or are going to apply for other educational grant funding, then write My eCoach into your grant. Our services directly match EETT (and other) grant requirements and have been successful in similar programs worldwide. ...   more...
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Leadership Coaching Scholarship

By Sara Zimmerman      November 19, 2009 -- 02:10 PM
Leadership Coaching Scholarship
Apply 11/20/09 through 12/31/09

Do you have a coaching program where your literacy, math, or technology coach needs an online community and support to supplement their face-to-face coaching? We are offering a coaching scholarship to one school or district that includes:
  • virtual training for one coach to become the eCoach
  • lifetime memberships for the eCoach and ten teachers
  • a team with coaching tools for three years
  • five hours virtual coaching for the eCoach
To apply for this scholarship, you must: Leadership Team
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Educational News, Grants and Updates

By Sara Zimmerman      November 19, 2009 -- 02:09 PM
Noteworthy updates from the educational communityTopEducatorAward
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