Motivate Students with Digital Badges

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Motivate students with digital badges. The Mac Arthur Foundation defines a digital badge as “an assessment and credentialing mechanism that is housed and managed online.

Digital Badges Validate Skills for Special Needs Students

During the edWebinar “ Digital Badge Credentials: Preparing Students with Special Needs for Employment,” the presenters discussed how and why digital badges can help students validate their training and verify their credentials with prospective employers.

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Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

I am proud to announce Worlds of Learning @ New Milford High School , a digital badge professional learning platform. For some time now, we have been hearing about digital badges and how they can be used to guide, motivate, document and validate formal and informal learning. ?In In recent years, Digital Badges have evolved from what were originally static images, to a tool used for capturing and communicating knowledge.

New Merger Wants to Create ‘WeWork for Education’ Via Digital Badges and Mini-Campuses


We think this will be the first real opportunity to build out fully robust pathways for young people into college and career, where the pathways begin with badges [from LRNG] and end with college credit [from SNHU],” predicts Connie Yowell, CEO of LRNG. LRNG is a nonprofit that lets students earn badges through partnerships with businesses and community organizations. The space will provide learners access to technology, academic advising, tutoring and college counseling.

5 Reasons to Use Digital Badges in Your Classroom

Fractus Learning

Digital badges do just that: they show when students have learned a skill or met a goal. For teachers, badges make classroom goals visible to students. Badges show the criteria that students must meet to earn them. Resources for Digital Badges. Open Badges.

Creating Environments Where Students Can Thrive! Highlights of the #BadgeSummit Keynote by @MeenoRami

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below I have embedded Valerie Lewis’ recording of Meeno Rami’s keynote from the Badge Summit pre-ISTE conference event. Meeno shared her thoughts and ideas on how we name, measure, and increase access to learning.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, the Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) , one of Digital Promise’s Beacon Project communities , holds computer classes for adult English as a Second Language (ESL) students. ” The classes are popular and full of students like Argelia, an immigrant in her 40s from Guatemala who knew she needed English, but was surprised to find out her job as a nursing assistant equally required her to be digitally literate. Access.

Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I’ve learned to use free web tools to design headers on different social networks, graphics for books and digital badges, banners, flyers, parent newsletters, programs, digital magazines, book covers, logos, and more!

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As students flock to credentials other than degrees, quality-control concerns grow

The Hechinger Report

The university offers digital badges rather than degrees or certificates for the completion of some courses. He was also curious about the credential being offered for successfully completing the course: not a conventional degree or a certificate, but a “badge.”. “I

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New Micro-credentials Provide Path to PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification

Digital Promise

According to NAMLE , to be literate today means to have the skills to “access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication.”. It is a series of small steps that takes the students on a journey of empowerment to become active citizens in the digital world.

Ozobot Classroom - STEAM learning management system coming this Fall

Educational Technology Guy

From there, educators can manage students and bots, access standards-aligned lesson recommendations, assign activities and digital badges, and use real-time insights into students’ online and offline activity to inform their teaching strategies.

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Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! The free web tools below help teachers create a safe online class where students can access learning materials, post their work, and comment on the works of others.

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Balancing Act: Cybersecurity in the Connected Classroom

EdTech Magazine

BECOME AN INSIDER: Sign up access to exclusive EdTech videos, whitepapers and articles. Here, accessibility matters. Who has access to this technology? Balancing Act: Cybersecurity in the Connected Classroom. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 10/04/2019 - 13:13.

Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Open Badges in Elementary School. And Amy, you’re working with digital badges or open badges in elementary school. What is a digital badge and how do students earn one?

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

All of these experiences empowered us to think about and then create a deep learning experience that could be easily accessible to all educators across the globe. The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling.

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Join Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team!

More Verbs

We currently have one opening for a Regional Education Representative: Digital Learning Specialist (and anticipate two more in the coming months). Increasing access with a focus on learning. We are partnering with Digital Promise.

Game On: Teachers Should Continue to Gamify Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

Concepts like state of matter, structure of atoms and chemical reactions become accessible in Minecraft through the immersive world and these brand-new tools,” Minecraft Education Director Neal Manegold says in the blog. Break Out of the Digital Mold.

Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The engaging aspects of technology today and ubiquitous access to information provide constant engagement to learners of all ages. They have embraced this digital world as it provides consistent relevance and meaning through an array of interactive experiences.

Digital Activities & Icebreakers for Gen Y

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our students’ digital behavior influences our learning, language, rituals, values, routines, customs, and communication. This example illustrates the power of our digital acts and choices. Below are slides, resources, and bookmarks to help you get your students to reflect effectively on their digital acts. GET YOUR COPY OF THE 30 GOALS FOR TEACHERS OR LEARNING TO GO , WHICH HAS DIGITAL AND MOBILE ACTIVITIES AND HANDOUTS. Some Digital Icebreakers.

Education Design Lab Releases 21st Century Skills Badge Program


To develop in-demand skills and streamline employers’ hiring process, Education Design Lab launches the 21st Century Skills Badges after three years of research, design and pilots. Institutions and employers can access the free suite of 21st Century Skills Badges at [link].

Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

She also shares her micro-credential badging approach that has her fifth graders excited to learn. There were these bags that we had been given, and I thought, “Wouldn’t it be so cool for the kids to earn pins or badges?” “I have these great digital badges.

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It’s Time to Remake the Makerspace, But Schools Shouldn’t Go It Alone


They can prompt us to assess and measure student progress in new ways; both through digital badges that demonstrate mastery of specific skills and summative portfolios of work that indicate readiness for cutting-edge careers in manufacturing, STEM careers and the creative arts.

Learning and Playing and Why Both Matter for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

The transition from print to digitization and the World Wide Web has unlocked another unique opportunity: The ability to provide and quantify online learning whether it is formal or informal. Play as the vehicle of education is not a revolutionary idea.

How Well Do Soft-skill Badges Work for Job Seekers? New Study Aims to Find Out.


To help colleges teach the character traits and interpersonal skills that companies crave, nonprofit Education Design Lab has worked since 2013 to create curriculum and assessments that culminate in students earning digital badges intended to attract hiring managers.

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A Process for Implementing Student Digital Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

Lately, I’ve been busy grading my students’ digital products. These digital projects, or what I often call, “ learning missions ,” are adaptable and can be used to teach different age groups (children to adults) and subjects and achieve various learning objectives.

Micro-credentials for teacher PD: Why? What? How?


One of the most prominent micro-credentialing concepts is badging. A badge is an “online validation for an achievement, credit or skill.” Today Open Badges are issued by over 3000 organisations including IBM, Intel and NASA (yes, the NASA).

How Microcredentials Help Educators Develop New Tech Skills

EdTech Magazine

Also known as digital badges, these tools are increasingly used to improve student focus as well as provide a means to incentivize teachers to complete new disciplines. According to Karen Cator, president and CEO of Digital Promise , a nonprofit authorized by Congress and launched in 2011 by former President Barack Obama, teachers can use microcredentialing in at least three ways. . Reinforce the Need for Digital Expertise.

To Retain College Students, Look to Academic Support and Campus Activities, New Report Finds


It’s designed to encourage students at the mostly commuter school to participate in activities that teach cultural competency, health, creativity and scholarship, leadership and civic engagement by awarding them badges in each area. What keeps college students coming back for more?

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Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. One of the leaders in this field is Digital Promise. Who is Digital Promise?

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our students’ digital behavior influences our learning, language, rituals, values, routines, customs, and communication. This example illustrates the power of our digital acts and choices. Find the Google Doc handout with digital icebreakers, like Digital Bingo, here. Does your VLE have forums, offer badges, or allow you to embed? What is your access and your students’ access outside school? Create a community with digital icebreakers.

What Problems Has Edtech Solved, and What New Ones Did It Create?


These devices accelerated the unbundling of content so that students can directly access leveled news articles on Newsela, or their favorite book on Epic. That doesn’t mean every student has access to a device all the time. Open digital badges.

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Schools as Learning Playgrounds! 20 Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Scroll down to access the bookmarks. ​​. Take them on walks exploring the nature around them.They can create digital books classifying rocks, identifying bugs, naming plants and potential uses, or capturing the sounds of various birds. Click to access that resource!

The ThingLink Teacher Challenge In Box

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

A simple Google Forms works beautifully for collecting ThingLink images or any digital work that come with a link. I've been helping teachers learn to collect digital assignments with an I n Box since 2011, when I read about the idea on the blog of John Miller.

Want to be a stronger digital leader?

eSchool News

When we apply principals of efficacy to the Pillars of Digital Leadership , we’re well on our way toward integrating technology with confidence that learning will be transformed. The 7 pillars of digital leadership.

Change is a Mindset

A Principal's Reflections

Students now have access to over 250 unique courses that cater to their interests. Creation of a digital badge platform to acknowledge the informal learning of teachers implemented in 2013 by Laura Fleming.