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Echo is New Tech Network’s learning management system (LMS) designed to support project-based learning (PBL), facilitate communication and collaboration, and improve teacher practice. Teachers, students, and parents at New Tech high schools use Echo on a daily basis to access course resources, project plans, assignments, a multi-dimensional gradebook, online groups, and an extensive library of instructional resources for teachers. Google Apps for Education is seamlessly integrated into the platform, providing schools with a powerful suite of communication and publishing tools including Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Sites.


Echo is delivered as a web-based service that is accessible 24/7 via any web browser with an Internet connection. It is built on New Tech’s deep experience with technology-enhanced, PBL instruction and assessment practices, and it includes access to hundreds of exemplary projects that can be easily customized and implemented by teachers. As a result, Echo is an integral component of New Tech Network’s professional development programs.


Tools to support school-wide, project-based learning

  • Course agendas
  • Project management tools
  • Outcome-based Gradebook
  • Student journals
  • Discussion forums
  • Peer feedback tool
  • Behavior tracker tool
  • Tools to award and encourage
  • School and Network-wide groups
  • Community directory

Questions about Echo? Email Pinckney New Tech's Tech Manager, Chris Ozias, at cozias@pinckneypirates.org