4 Ways to Show Off Your Digital Badges

The Innovative Educator

More and more entities are helping people show what they know with micro-credentials and digital badging. Micro-credentials and certifications teach specific job skills and provide evidence indicating if these skills have been attained via a certificate or badge. The International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) recommends using a badging system built on Mozilla’s Open Badge Infrastructure.

Catch the #FlipgridFever

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

It is a tool that has amplified our student voices all around the globe. The Flipgrid team is constantly listening to the rapidly growing community of users and improving the tool to meet the needs of all users.

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?

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. What can K-2 students be expected to do in Google Tools? Using Google Tools to Help Improve Behavior and Increase Engagement. “I have these great digital badges.

Google 257

5 Key Areas of Technology Professional Development for Teachers

EdTech Magazine

To assist the professional development process for both teachers and IT professionals, Digital Promise, in conjunction with Google , has established a new program called the Dynamic Learning Project to help introduce new education technology into the classroom. .

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

Wired Campus

Student privacy, easier-to-use digital tools for instructors, and efforts to offer alternative credentials were some of the most-talked-about topics this week at the South by Southwest Edu conference, an offshoot of the popular South by Southwest music festival. But the rules and norms for handling digital information generated by students are far from clear. Few were predicting, however, that new certifications or badges would eliminate the value of a college degree.

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

Edsurge

To install and repair HVAC systems, workers need specific technical abilities, such as reading blueprints and manipulating tools. Companies want skilled employees, and talented students want jobs.

Study 166

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

Edsurge

Middle school students have used a mix of laser cutters, three-dimensional printers and wood-cutting tools to develop turbochargers and crash test protection devices that solve real-world issues in the automotive industry.

BloomBoard Appoints New CEO, Restructures Focus Around Micro-Credentials

Edsurge

To tackle this major problem, Digital Promise , a nonprofit founded in 2008 with authorization from Congress, has been steadfastly working on a framework for “ micro-credentials.” These digital badges aim to signal that teachers can perform or demonstrate the skill for which they were awarded. Classroom videos, student work samples and lesson plans are among the materials—which are accessible via the badge—serve as evidence.

Strengthening the Workforce Bridge Between Community Colleges and Employers

Edsurge

Yet a sometimes overlooked part of that community are local companies and businesses that hope—and need—to find skilled workers. That may soon change, however, as administrators turn increasingly to tools that aim to help community college fulfill its vocational purpose. As students enroll and complete courses, they earn digital badges in a “Skills Passport” that school counselors and recruiters can see. Some companies specifically aim to hire veterans).

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

It’s also looking at the potential changes, said Dr. Gabe Soumakian, CEO and Founder, Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, like what happens when a software or hardware company goes out of business. The district was one of three schools recognized nationally by ISTE for its digital badge program.

Employer Credentials and Community Colleges: A Look Behind Google’s IT Support Certificate Program

Edsurge

Just look at Apple’s partnership with numerous community colleges to integrate its app development tools and frameworks into curriculum, or Facebook’s plan to teach their social media products based on topics like generating leads on social media platforms, monetizing content, and increasing online sales. Today’s red-hot job market demands new approaches to skill building, and community colleges find themselves on the front lines of this workforce-development challenge.

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. Using her connections, she formed a partnership with a company called Proton Media that provides essentially an enterprise solution called Protosphere intended for corporations to explore the possibilities of 3D virtual learning and collaboration in the cloud.

Online PD Courses Help Educators Understand Ed-Tech, Classroom Management, Study Finds

Marketplace K-12

The three biggest reasons pre-K-12 educators took online professional development courses in the past year were to learn how to use digital devices, how to use the educational software that goes on them, or to find out more about classroom behavior or management, according to a new study.

Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

The new ClassFlow Marketplace is an open community where teachers may buy and sell original teaching resources such as digital lessons, unit plans, assessments, teaching guides, worksheets, and more.

TONS of #ISTE17 Pro Tips, Resources, & Events (including #NOTATISTE)!

EdTechnocation.com

You'll learn about tons of virtual reality resources for all grade levels and classrooms and we'll explore two of the best VR creation tools in education! Take a photo or use a Scanner app to collect those business cards digitally!

Is the college degree outdated?

The Hechinger Report

The credentials come from many sources: traditional universities, online platforms like edX, trade organizations like the American Hotel and Lodging Institute and companies like Jiffy Lube and IBM. Adam Braun started the company as “an alternative for those looking for more career focus.”

WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

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.

Epson 82

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Salesforce has filed a patent for “ Digital badging for facilitating virtual recognition of an achievement.” ” Via Education Week : “New Tool Alerts Teachers When Students Give Up on Tests.” ” Google announces it is “Funding 75,000 Udacity scholarships to bridge the digital skills gap.” “This Machine Learning-Powered Software Teaches Kids To Be Better Writers,” Fast Company claims.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The company – funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Pearson, Learn Capital, and others – says it will remain open. ” “The Indiana Department of Education is seeking $4 million in damages from the company that created last year’s problem-plagued ISTEP test. The state blames the California-based CTB company for the scoring problems and technical glitches that led to delays in releasing last year’s test results,” says Chalkbeat.

MOOC 50

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In her consulting life, she has led CoSN’s Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative, developed strategic plans and content for companies, provided professional Gray is the recipient of ISTE’s Making It Happen award and the Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Innovator distinctions.