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.

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Digital Badges: Naming the Badge

Education with Technology

Once teachers have selected what learning and what digital badges (individual or category badges; see previous blog ), the teachers encounter another decision. What will they name each badge? Each badge name needs to be unique. What digital badge names will you use?

Digital Badges: Better Than Grades?

Education with Technology

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. For example, a teacher might award an “idea generation” badge that indicates that the students can use at least two different brainstorming techniques to generate ideas for their writing. These writing badges represent specific writing proficiencies.

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?” Why assess it? What to look for in assessment tools.

Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

iLearn Technology

Two weeks ago, I attended the Digital Badge Summit in Denver, CO. I must admit, that some of this hesitation comes from experience with digital badges within EPIC Kids books , an app we love at Anastasis. Toward the end of the school year, EPIC added digital badges.

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

eSchool News

To address this challenge, we began brainstorming ideas about how to advance assessment to better promote success in these internships and students’ future college and career experiences. Next page: A unique badging model engages students.

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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. Assessment.

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?

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. They learn these topics and then demonstrate competency via varied forms of assessment. .

Four Signs It’s Time for Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Enter micro-credentials : competency-based recognition for educator learning that is supported by digital badges. That’s why many schools are moving toward a competency-based approach, adopting performance assessments that require students to demonstrate their competence by creating and defending portfolios. 2 – The rise of digital badging. Digital badges allow individuals to receive recognition for both their formal and informal learning experiences.

Socrates

Technology Tidbits

This is done through fun and engaging learning games w/ educational portal where teachers can track and monitor student progress, assign educational videos, use a digital badge system, testing, benchmarking, and much much more. assessing differentiating instruction game based learning

Socrates

Technology Tidbits

This is done through fun and engaging learning games w/ educational portal where teachers can track and monitor student progress, assign educational videos, use a digital badge system, testing, benchmarking, and much much more. assessing differentiate instruction game based learning

Socrates

Technology Tidbits

This is done through fun and engaging learning games w/ educational portal where teachers can track and monitor student progress, assign educational videos, use a digital badge system, testing, benchmarking, and much much more. assessing differentiate instruction game based learning

Socrates

Technology Tidbits

This is done through fun and engaging learning games w/ educational portal where teachers can track and monitor student progress, assign educational videos, use a digital badge system, testing, benchmarking, and much much more. assessing differentiate instruction game based learning

Digital Skills Make a Difference for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

The number of middle-skill jobs that require digital skills continues to grow. Last fall, in an effort to address this gap, Facebook pledged to train 3,000 Michiganders in digital skills by 2020 through the Digital Skills Micro-credential program created in partnership with Digital Promise.

Socrates for Remote Learning

Technology Tidbits

This is done through fun and engaging learning games w/ educational portal where teachers can track and monitor student progress, assign educational videos, use a digital badge system, testing, benchmarking, and much much more. assessing differentiate instruction game based learning

STEAM Up Learning Outdoors! 15+ Ideas to Try Now or this Summer!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning with Missions , are aimed at inspiring students to think critically, focus on questions versus answers, conduct hands-on research, and make a difference in the world with their innovations.

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

It alters the use of authentic assessments, how technology is leveraged, the spaces in which the learning occurs, the way educators grow professionally, how schools collaborate with the community, and the sustainability of the system as a whole.

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The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

Edsurge

I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. But today, edtech is commonly understood to mean digital technology. Digital badges. The real power of digital technology to increase learning remains untapped.

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Using Micro-credentials for Personalized Professional Development

Digital Promise

Using available micro-credentials from Digital Promise, each educator can create a personalized professional development plan that builds on the expertise they feel they most need in the classroom and in our schools.

New Ways to Gamify Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

In simple terms, Augmented Reality is “an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (such as a smartphone camera)” ( Merriam Webster ). Badges.

Chalk & Wire unveils MyMantl learning recognition network

eSchool News

As educational institutions and employers alike are moving away from macro-credentials, Chalk & Wire , a higher education assessment platform, unveiled MyMantl , a first-of-its-kind Learning Recognition Network. For the first time, learners–beginning in high school–will be able to track their academic and professional achievements and own their portfolio collections of learning, training, mentorship and digital credentialing.

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.

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. Education Technology Digital Credentials Higher Education Coronavirus

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

Edsurge

In too many of our schools, we see that administrators perceive makerspaces as environments for play rather than opportunities for enriching assessment that can indicate students’ readiness for the workforce.

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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Give Your Traditional Syllabus a Needed Makeover!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Time to do away with the traditional syllabus and make it more engaging for your digital learners. Find out more about mission minded learning in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom.

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.

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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. Not all digital credentialing technologies will fit into institutions’ business models in the same way.

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Education Design Lab announces #TeeUpTheSkills cohort of employers and college partners to test effectiveness of digital credentials

techlearning

The teams will identify the most in-demand 21st century skills for the entry-level jobs they need to fill and then offer the Lab’s 21st Century Skills digital badges to a pilot group of students at each institution.

Micro-credentials: A Promising Way to Put Educators’ Skills Front and Center

Digital Promise

Brent Maddin is the Provost at the Relay Graduate School of Education, Director of TeacherSquared, and a member of the Digital Promise Micro-credential Advisory Board. Typically, at Relay, we design assessments that are tightly aligned with the instruction that we provide in our program.

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.

Class Badges to Promote Digital Literacy

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Badge - I Teach Above the Line Class Badges is a free online tool designed to help teachers use digital badges as rewards for accomplishing learning goals. Last year at this time I created a glog to promote digital literacy through the use of ClassBadges.

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.