Echo Tips & Tricks: 2017-2018

Here you will find all of the Echo announcements for the 2017-2018 school year.

1. Echo's "?"

Have an Echo question? The Echo help center is right at your fingertips! Click the "?" located in the upper right hand corner or at the bottom of the main menu when logged into Echo. Type in keywords and you will be directed to many articles with step by step guides on answering your Echo questions.


2. Activity Editor Updates

Activity editors in Echo are updating to match Echo's new interface during September 2017. Get ready for the change by checking out the updates ahead of time.


3. Activity Templates

Want to make your life easier? Check out how to make activity templates to easily format assignments that you are spending too much time recreating.

4. Giving Feedback

Giving student feedback in Echo is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Giving student feedback is a way to support a growth mindset and student agency. Within Echo, there are three unique ways to give student feedback.

5. Parent Resources

Keep your parents connected with the learning happening in your course by sharing with them our parent/observer resources.

6. Echo Community Campaign

Join us in our mission to get 2,600 NTN members in the Echo Community by simply filling out and sharing your profile. The rewards are endless.

7. NTAC 2018 Call for Sessions

Call for session proposals is now open! New Tech Network is now accepting proposals for NTAC 2018 sessions.

8. Printing Grade Reports

It’s that time of year! Are you ready to print your Echo grade reports using the “School Browser” tool? Here’s how.

9. Course Heartbeat

Echo’s “heartbeat” feature allows students to let teachers know how they are feeling about their performance in the class.  In addition to being an opportunity for reflection, this can be a great way to give those quiet students a chance to let you know how they are doing.

10. Notifications

Notifications within Echo are finally here! Set them up today to stay connected to activity happening within your courses and within the Echo community.

11. Project Round Up

NTN is looking for exemplar projects to highlight in the Project Library. We will comensate for high quality Elementary, Middle and Algebra 2 projects. Click here to submit your project proposal.

12. Peer Assessment

The peer assessment activity gives students a powerful opportunity for peer and self reflection using a teacher created or an existing NTN rubric.


13. Save the Date: NTAC 2018

Save the date for NTAC 2018! July 12-16, 2018 in St. Louis, MO. Get more details at the NTAC site!

14. NTN Project Library

Looking for high quality projects? Check out the NTN Project Library for vetted projects in many different subject areas.

15. PBL Chat

On Tuesday, Janurary 23 at 8:00pm EST, join @NewTechNetwork for the first #PBLChat of 2018! The topic of our chat will be "Overcming Digital Inequities". Facilitator of the chat will be Echo Community Manager for NTN, Lindsey Risner, @LindseyLRisner.

16. Privacy Policy

As of January 18, 2018, NewTech Network has updated their privacy policy. Click here to view the details.

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  • -1
    Mark Adams

    How do students view the comments? There doesn't appear to be a very obvious way. Or am I missing something?

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    Mark Adams

    In other words, how many times does a student have to click to view a comment? What's the breadcrumb trail?

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