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

edWeb.net

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. If the badges are going to have meaning, the curriculum must have the same characteristics as other subjects. Adding a curriculum with digital badges isn’t an automatic fix, though, cautioned the presenters.

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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

Edsurge

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. The value of digital badges goes beyond the classroom, as well. Currently, one out of five colleges use badges to display student skills, knowledge, and activities. The full potential of digital badges has yet to be explored.

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. Meeno also shared how “Badging helps us move beyond the limits of our language and name things of value to the learner.” Conference Highlights ISTE #ISTE2019 #NOTATISTE #NOTATISTE19 #PassTheScopeEDU digital badges

The school that connects STEM, badging, and life beyond the classroom

eSchool News

During the last three years, the DLA science department has worked hard to make learning social, emotional, and linked to the science-based internships that our scholars access during 11th and 12th grade. (We We co-created the badges in a Summer Workshop with teachers, scholars, and industry and college partners who collaborated to ensure that scholars are focused on the most important skills, knowledge, and dispositions for success.

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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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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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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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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. Micro-credentials can be earned as stand-alone badges of recognition or added together to achieve certification. These micro-credentials are free via the Digital Promise platform.

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. Ozobot , makers of robots that empower coding and STEAM education for grades K–12, recently unveiled its new Ozobot Classroom learning management system.

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How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” Online options that assess digital literacy. Digital Literacy–What is it?

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? The APS Digital Badge Program: The APS Digital Badge Program uses microcredentials to describe student success across five key areas: collaboration, critical thinking, information literacy, invention and self-direction. Balancing Act: Cybersecurity in the Connected Classroom. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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.

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.

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 are open badges, and how does this work with elementary kids? What is a digital badge and how do students earn one? Vicki: So how do they earn these badges? What are you finding out about using badges?

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). The Digital Learning Specialists will work closely as a team with the Coordinator for Education Technology, and the Learning Through Technology Policy Director, to design and implement our efforts to support schools leveraging technology for learning. Increasing access with a focus on learning.

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. In addition to the digital badge awarded at the end of the course, once all requirements have been met we can also send a signed certificate of completion. The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling.

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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.

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.

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. Within a solid pedagogical approach, digital tools and social media allow students to create artifacts of learning that demonstrate conceptual mastery and, when framed within an structure such as The Rigor and Relevance Framework , cultivate learner autonomy.

Education Design Lab Releases 21st Century Skills Badge Program

techlearning

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. 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?” How cool would it be for kids to have digital badges, the same way that we have (some) that are attached to our e-mails and things like that, for when we achieve our Google Certified Educators and things like that.

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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. Everyone with an internet connection has access now to the world’s biggest library — the web — and the ability to capture more learning than ever possible. Play as the vehicle of education is not a revolutionary idea.

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. Give them digital badges for completing these challenges. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Click to access that resource!

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

Edsurge

As we approach the fourth annual National Week of Making (June 21-27) alongside hundreds of community-based organizations, fellow science centers, businesses and educators, we have reason to celebrate that an unprecedented number of young people can access these hands-on, interactive learning opportunities—and prepare to thrive in the careers of the future.

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.

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.

COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Digital Blending of Working and Learning

Edsurge

Even before this crisis, concerns were rising about a potential loss of jobs and the rising demand for digital skills due to technologies such as automation and AI. And because of social distancing, we find ourselves living in world that is even more digital–and the evidence of that shift is all around us. Restaurants have rapidly shifted to online and mobile ordering, and are speeding up the deployment of digital kiosks that replace human workers.

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? How Do Digital Promise’s Micro-Credentials Work? Digital Promise micro-credentials are available individually or as part of a collection–called a Stack. Education is changing.

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

Edsurge

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. The promise of digital credentials is it can take the focus off of who you know and where you went to school and place it on what you can do,” says Kathleen deLaski, founder and president of Education Design Lab.

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Rethinking how to credential learners of the future? Look to the NBA.

The Christensen Institute

Higher education is approaching its own technology-driven revolution in recognizing and enhancing learners’ skills, specifically in the form of digital credentials. At the recent Digital Credentials Summit hosted by the IMS Global Learning Consortium, schools, employers, and entrepreneurs discussed the latest in credentialing technology and efforts to align data standards. Not all digital credentialing technologies will fit into institutions’ business models in the same way.