Digital Badges: Better Than Grades?

Education with Technology

The final grade in a course or even a ten week grade probably does not reflect the actual academic learning.These grades may not reflect the academic standards (Common Core, standards or proficiencies) for that course. Badges allow teachers to focus specifically on student standards or proficiencies. A writing teacher may want badges to represent the various phases in the writing process. Formative Assessment: Responding to your Students. .

In 2019, What’s REALLY the Definition of a Teacher?

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They deliver specific chunks of knowledge that are outlined by academic standards and required by school policy in the curriculum, not random tangents of knowledge. Publishing and pushing content digitally and answering all messages. Formative and summative assessments.

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

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But in the field of education, we don’t even have a complete set of static competency frameworks for digital data that are openly accessible and interoperable—to say nothing of dynamic data that support real-time pathway optimization. The existing standards for this kind of data were like a Babylon of different languages, understood only in their own domain (such as medical training, human resources, K-12 or postsecondary).