Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The following is cross-posted at Laura Fleming''s blog titled Worlds of Learning. 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. Credly is a universal way for people to earn and showcase their achievements and badges.

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.

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Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I started this blog 10 years ago, which was shortly after using Twitter and other social media tools to connect with educators. The majority of the visuals on this blog and that I share on social networks are designed on Canva.

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How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

On my blog, Ask a Tech Teacher , I run a column called Dear Otto where I answer teacher questions about how to integrate technology into their classes. Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” Digital Literacy–What is it?

DIY Professional Learning


Picademy is the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s free face-to-face professional development program that supports educators throughout their digital making and computing journey. After completing the program, educators join a community of passionate digital making practitioners.

The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

Coxsackie-Athens Central Schools is currently ranked first in the nation by the National School Boards Association for its digital conversion that includes providing a mobile device for every student in K-12 as well as shifting most back-office storage functions to the cloud.

Learning and Playing and Why Both Matter for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

I knew every car’s 0-60 acceleration time and horsepower, by reading every car magazine and online blog. 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.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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.

Do You Have What It Takes To Be The Next World Booktalk Champion???

Adjusting Course

Do your “booktalks” inspire the masses to head straight to the nearest library to check-out the book you just shared? The Lombooki is actually a cool digital badge that you can display on your school website, blog, or Twitter profile.

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.

Can Online Courses Help Fix Teacher Professional Development?


They can even support these efforts by allowing for time to complete coursework during the school day, and even providing support within the district for those enrolled in the courses, supporting teachers who are new to the digital professional learning space.

Announcing Collective Shift and Launch of the New LRNG

Educator Innovator

Through bringing together schools, cities, business leaders, and community resources like libraries and museums, LRNG will work to surround young people with experiences that connect their interests to real-world opportunities. Along with an expanded Cities of LRNG program, LRNG Youth will incorporate digital badges to make learning of all types more visible and valued in education and the workplace. Educator Innovator Blog #connectedlearning #wearelrng grants

World Of Difference

A Principal's Reflections

I write this post extremely proud that Laura has run with the autonomy she has been granted and has joined a cadre of NMHS educators and students who are constantly redefining what education should look like in the digital age. In September she created a new blog called Worlds of Learning.

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

Educator Innovator

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. It is also the first time that badges will be thoroughly tested in a formal school environment, through the partnership with the public schools.

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.

Lights on Afterschool: Bringing Together Educators, Schools and Communities

Educator Innovator

This year, the Afterschool Alliance is once again partnering with Educator Innovator to highlight the meaningful, engaging and fun learning that’s happening in schools, libraries, museums and community-based organizations after the school day ends. As part of our partnership, we’re excited to offer any event host the opportunity to earn a digital badge as a “facilitator” via the Educator Innovator badge portal.

Educators Make, Play, and Connect This Summer

Educator Innovator

In Los Angeles , that might mean kids joining at libraries and the Getty Center to hone their art and computer coding skills. In Dallas, it might mean exploring community action with digital storytelling. Connecting all these activities are digital badges. Designed by the Mozilla Foundation, open digital badges are a new form of credentialing for the digital age. We know. You want to relax this summer.

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.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - May Is Ed Tech Month - Geo-Educators - Natural Math - Oxygen Masks and You

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. How does your library manage digital collections?

OZeLive Starts Today - "Ed Tech Down Under"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Walters Kids Afield-empowering kids to explore the natural world via digital photography - Robin K. If you''re in the Americas, the inaugural (and free) OZeLive virtual conference starts today, Friday, at 4pm Eastern. If you''re in Australia, New Zealand, or the South Pacific, the conference starts tomorrow, Saturday, at 8am Australia Eastern Time. Or if you are anywhere else in the world, you can see all of the sessions in your exact time by using the conference schedule page: [link].

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Learning Revolution Free PD - OZeLive - We're Nominated for an Eddie - Games for Change

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. to vote, and we think that you''ll also enjoy learning about many amazing resources and blogs that are part of this annual award. Monday, December 15th at 4pm edWeb Webinar: Top 5 Digital Tools of 2014 , What are the top apps, websites, and games for learning of 2014?

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

I have also included details for each of the twenty ways in this blog post. I try not to get too technical on this blog, but it’s important to know there are certain domain settings that you will need to make some of the ideas in this post a reality. Badging Systems.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

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

Hack Education

Via Edsurge : “As LinkedIn ’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges.” “ Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction,” according to MIndwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. Related, via Doug Belshaw : “Some thoughts on the future of the Open Badges backpack.” ” Oculus Rift boasts that it’s opening an education pilot program in 90 California libraries. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Salesforce has filed a patent for “ Digital badging for facilitating virtual recognition of an achievement.” ” Google announces it is “Funding 75,000 Udacity scholarships to bridge the digital skills gap.” ” From the Udacity blog : “ Your Exclusive Guide To Pursuing A Robotics Career.” (National) Education Politics. “Americans Have Given Up on Public Schools.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

’” Via Education Week : “ FCC Seeks Comment on Access to WiFi for Schools and Libraries.” Via the Northeastern press office : “ Northeastern University and IBM partnership first to turn digital badges into academic credentials for learners worldwide.” From the Amazon blog : “Introducing Free Alexa Skills Courses by Codecademy.” (National) Education Politics.