Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As a 21st Century Library Media Specialist, part of what I strive to do is to serve as an instructional technology resource for both educators and learners. ?In 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

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

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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.

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Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

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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

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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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Join Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team!

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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.

Philly Teens Prep for College Through Making and Badging

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For teens participating in a college preparation program at the Free Library of Philadelphia last summer, it was also filled with making, film production, and creating a set of badges for younger kids. Photos/ The Free Library of Philadelphia.

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

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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.

3D Virtual Learning a New Reality

A Principal's Reflections

This year alone Laura Fleming , our stellar media specialist, has successfully created a Makerspace for our students as well as a digital badge platform to acknowledge the informal learning of teachers. For example, Laura as the library media specialist, limited by a dated library, turned to online resources and a digital space as 21st century libraries should comprise fluid, flexible learning spaces.

Change is a Mindset

A Principal's Reflections

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

The Beginning of a New Era in the Online Degree Market

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A majority of online students visit campus to access services and support, or to attend events and in-person courses, in a true blending of online and in-person. At Northeastern University, many of our 17,000 online and hybrid students access our campus network with locations in Boston, Charlotte, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Toronto. The online degree market has been one of the fastest-growing and most resilient segments of American higher education over the last two decades.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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For example, while Linson’s district avoided grants for most of their initiative, they knew that many teachers would need assistance using the new digital tools. The district was one of three schools recognized nationally by ISTE for its digital badge program.

Announcing Collective Shift and Launch of the New LRNG

Educator Innovator

The initial focus of Collective Shift is LRNG , a movement to create a 21st-century ecosystem of learning that combines in-school, out-of-school, work-based, and online learning opportunities that are visible and accessible to all. MacArthur Foundation, LRNG will create new pathways to success for underserved young people to access learning opportunities supported by innovative educators.

Open Learning Opportunities for All Young People

Educator Innovator

I’ve seen this dynamic again and again in my research on ed tech, where well-meaning tech folks are creating goodies theoretically accessible to everyone, but they end up giving more advantages to kids who are already well on their way to being digital elites.

2016 Global Education Conference - Monday Is Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you reach a total of 300 points, you will be eligible for a special digital badge and a personalized certificate of participation from the GEC! Monday, November 14th, is day two of the seventh annual Global Education Conference.

School’s Out, Cities Are in with Expanded Cities of Learning Initiative

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But kids and teens might not know about them, have access to them, or receive recognition for their efforts. Young people can take self-directed journeys through any number of participating organizations, completing activities and receiving digital badges to recognize their achievements. In Dallas, for example, kids can intern at the mayor’s office , dissect owl pellets at the library, or program a virtual robot at RoboMind Academy.

2016 Global Education Conference - Monday Is Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you reach a total of 300 points, you will be eligible for a special digital badge and a personalized certificate of participation from the GEC! Monday, November 14th, is day two of the seventh annual Global Education Conference.

2016 Global Education Conference - 53 Live Sessions on Tuesday, Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you reach a total of 300 points, you will be eligible for a special digital badge and a personalized certificate of participation from the GEC! Tuesday, November 15th, is day three of the seventh annual Global Education Conference.

2016 Global Education Conference - Final Day!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you reach a total of 300 points, you will be eligible for a special digital badge and a personalized certificate of participation from the GEC! Wednesday, November 16th, is the final day of our the seventh annual Global Education Conference.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We had another great day of sessions and keynotes on Tuesday, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. Mancenido (Undergraduate, Bachelor of Elementary Education - Special Education) 2:00am Connecting Education to the Cloud for Digital Citizenship - Chryssanthe Sotiriou, High School EFL Coordinator 3:00am Democratization: Stuctural Change of Regimen and of the Living Experience at Schools - Olek Netzer, Ph.D.

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Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, Badges.

Hack Education Weekly News

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’” Via Education Week : “ FCC Seeks Comment on Access to WiFi for Schools and Libraries.” Via the Future of Privacy Forum : “ Law Enforcement Access to Student Records : What Is the Law?” Via the Northeastern press office : “ Northeastern University and IBM partnership first to turn digital badges into academic credentials for learners worldwide.” (National) Education Politics.