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.

Interview with Noah Geisel, @SenorG: Motivate with Digital Badges!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Noah Geisel, @SenorG , is the first person who really taught me about the potential micro-credentials and digital badges have to motivate learners to achieve great things throughout their lives. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

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Digital Badges Validate Skills for Special Needs Students

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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.

Digital Badges: A Simple Way to Motivate

Class Tech Integrate

Digital Badges have started to become a big deal in the everyday classroom. Why do students care about badges? In all of the video games and apps that your students are playing, they earn badges. Kids (and adults) love collecting those badges in the games they play.

Digital Badges: A Simple Way to Motivate

Class Tech Integrate

Digital Badges have started to become a big deal in the everyday classroom. Why do students care about badges? In all of the video games and apps that your students are playing, they earn badges. Kids (and adults) love collecting those badges in the games they play.

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.

A Comprehensive Guide to Badges and Portfolios

MiddleWeb

David Niguidula goes beyond theory and provides a multitude of authentic examples, practical applications, and thoughtful considerations for the development and use of digital badges and portfolios to boost student mastery, writes teacher leader Jennifer Savery.

Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

While online consider making some time to learn and then apply a new skill while earning a digital badge to acknowledge your informal learning. To learn more about flipped leadership check out the latest book by Peter DeWitt.

Agency: Important for Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

If digital leadership is your thing, set up a few tools ( Padlet , TodaysMeet, Tackk ) and allow anonymous comments to be posted. Accountability for learning is ensured through a vetting process and the badge represents the successful achievement of a learning goal.

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 also shared how “Badging helps us move beyond the limits of our language and name things of value to the learner.”

Ignite Yourself! Live Beyond Sitting Behind Your Notes! Ignite Talk by @RandallSampson #BadgeSummit #NotatIste19

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Below I have embedded Valerie Lewis’ recording of Dr. Randall Sampson’s Ignite talk from the Badge Summit pre-ISTE conference event. If you like these ideas, take one of my courses (CE credit or graduate course credit for a CSU Master of Education ) or check out my books.

How to Create a Click and Learn Digital Calendar

Teacher Reboot Camp

Well you can take the same concept and create your own digital version of an advent calendar. Tis the season to inspire active learning with a click and learn digital countdown calendar! In your digital calendar, you will present a nugget of learning, each day as a gift!

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Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

They have embraced this digital world as it provides consistent relevance and meaning through an array of interactive experiences. I also pull on leadership strategies presented in the best-selling book Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times (2014).

Incredible Giveaways Whether You Are at #ISTE18 or #Notatiste18

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you attend any of my presentations in Chicago or attend virtually by watching any of the live streamed interviews and presentations shared on Twitter( @ShellTerrell ), then you have the opportunity to receive a digital badge and to receive some incredible giveaways!

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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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. OER and open books. Digital badges. The real power of digital technology to increase learning remains untapped.

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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 ! Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books !

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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

Tom Murray and I have watched many book studies and Twitter chats unfold since the release of the book in June of 2017. Although not a required reading, the content for this course expands upon the book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow's Schools, Today.

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7 sneaky ways to get students reading using technology

eSchool News

Use a digital timer. To keep attention from wandering and to build up stamina, use a highly visible digital timer. Create challenges and badges. Promoting reading with easy badges that students can earn is a powerful motivator. Promote multimedia books.

The 30 Goals Free eConference, July 16-20th!

Teacher Reboot Camp

You can even win a copy of The 30 Goals Challenge book that inspired this free conference. For each session you can receive a Certificate of Participation and badges. Now, it is a book filled with motivation for all teachers, principals, and students!

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.

We Want YOU!

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We can’t wait to see who earns the title of WORLD BOOK TALK CHAMPION! Each year, Jennifer LaGarde and I host an epic podcast featuring 16 book-talkers from around the globe. Then, tens of thousands of readers vote to decide which epic educator will take home the coveted Vince Lombooki Digital Badge, and a host of other goodies from our friends at Scholastic. The #30SecondBookTalk is back and this season promises to be the best ever.

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

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Quick quiz: When you read a great book, do you find yourself unable to contain your excitement? Do your “booktalks” inspire the masses to head straight to the nearest library to check-out the book you just shared? Do your students or colleagues come to you for book recommendations?

New Ways to Gamify Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

It is used to discuss the implementation of technology in the classroom by organizing tech-in-education tools into four categories or types of usage: Substitution: Technology is a direct replacement for something, e.g. ebooks in place of print books or online math drills in place of worksheets.

A Strong Case for Uncommon Learning

Fractus Learning

In Eric Sheninger’s newest book, Uncommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids , he not only explores the necessary changes needed in our schools to be more relevant and responsive to our students’ needs today, but he also shares strategic processes and ideas to turn theory into reality.

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The World Championship of Booktalks (Video)

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The title includes bragging rights, the Vince Lombooki digital badge, and $500 in books for the winner’s classroom or school library. The wait is over!

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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.

Incredible Giveaways Whether You Are at #ISTE18 or #Notatiste18

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If you attend any of my presentations in Chicago or attend virtually by watching any of the live streamed interviews and presentations shared on Twitter( @ShellTerrell ), then you have the opportunity to receive a digital badge and to receive some incredible giveaways!

3 Areas A #TrumpEducation Admin Cld Focus On More

The Innovative Educator

A #TrumpEducation administration could embrace digital badges and micro-credentials. Those three books, along with dozens of articles and videos from and about what Trump wants for education, point to what a #TrumpEducation means, more or less.

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.

A Strong Case for Uncommon Learning

Fractus Learning

In Eric Sheninger’s newest book, Uncommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids , he not only explores the necessary changes needed in our schools to be more relevant and responsive to our students’ needs today, but he also shares strategic processes and ideas to turn theory into reality.

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The 7 C’s of Meaningful Learning Begin with Citizenship

Teacher Reboot Camp

Additionally, our students need guidance in realizing their self worth and seeing themselves as individuals in a digital world. Byte-Sized POTENTIAL in a Digital World of POSSIBILITIES @ShellTerrell #iceindiana #ice2015 #ditchbook #edchat pic.twitter.com/6gvPLH5zLF.

2014 Was One Wild Ride

A Principal's Reflections

Here are some professional highlights from 2014: Digital Leadership was published by Corwin on January 14, 2014. This was my first solo effort at authoring a book. Being an author is still a shock to me as I never, ever thought I could write even a blog post, let alone three books.

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.