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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.

Digital badges find their niche

eSchool News

A community effort is making badges practical in one city this summer. This summer, as schools let out, thousands of Pittsburgh students streamed into digital media programs, drop-in maker spaces, and paid internships across the city. And digital badges play a big part. “I

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.

Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

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 In recent years, Digital Badges have evolved from what were originally static images, to a tool used for capturing and communicating knowledge.

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

eSchool News

We co-created the badges in a Summer Workshop with teachers, scholars, and industry and college partners who collaborated to ensure that scholars are focused on the most important skills, knowledge, and dispositions for success. Next page: A unique badging model engages students.

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Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

We’ll be distributing physical stickers for each digital badge you earn throughout the conference. She loves to talk digital badges, personalized PD, web tools, and all things awesome.

Students React to Digital Badges: Pros, Cons and Interesting

Education with Technology

Digital Badges – 52% Paper Certificates – 48%. World Language: Can-Do Digital Badges. Digital Badges Pro-. – Shows all badges at once. – Uses badge to cover each individual proficiency or to cover categories of proficiencies. – Makes badge names short but meaningful (not I.A.2). – Determines level of proficiency for badge (80%, 90%, 100%). – Needs time to award badge. ISTE 2016.

The Growing Potential of Micro-Credentials

A Principal's Reflections

There is a great deal of talk these days about micro-credentials and digital badging as a means to acknowledge professional learning of educators. Check out what Mozilla has created with their Open Badges platform.

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.

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.

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. Change digital badges Innovation Personal Learning Network professional growth period time management

Goal: Design a Badge

Teacher Reboot Camp

Goal: Design a badge for your students or another colleague. Accomplish this goal: For the past 4 years, I integrated badges into my courses and trainings to motivate, engage, add some fun to the curriculum, and build a community. Digital badges are having the same impact.

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.

Digital Badges: Individual or Categorized Learning Badges?

Education with Technology

The idea of digital badges sounds appealing for the digital children in classes. As teachers start thinking about digital badges, they have to figure out what badges will be awarded. The teachers can award social or academic badges. If teachers decide to use academic badges, then the teachers may base their badges on the Common Core Standards or other international proficiencies. How many badges will be awarded during the course?

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. 2 – The rise of digital badging. Although competency-based learning and assessment has a long history, a workable technical solution to support this system — digital badges — is relatively new. Digital badges allow individuals to receive recognition for both their formal and informal learning experiences.

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.

Beyond Badges: Why Personalized Learning Advocates Need to Care about Blockchain

Doug Levin

While digital badging and its underlying technical approach points a way forward to solving some of the issues associated with a ‘distributed proof of learning’ system, there has emerged another approach that might hold even more promise: blockchain technology.

Pindex

Technology Tidbits

However, there is a nice feature that awards digital badges for users who complete a "course" on a given topic. curating Digital video Search enginePindex is an interesting new site for educational videos/courses.

#CUE17- The Game

CUE

I’ve also had the opportunity to work on using digital badging as a way to document professional learning at CUE events. CUE17 Connector – This badge is all about connecting to the #CUE17 community. CUE17 Learner – Show what you know in order to get this badge.

Transforming Classrooms with Deeper Learning

Digital Promise

Jennifer is the director of the educator micro-credentials initiative at Digital Promise. Micro-credentials provide educators with competency-based recognition for their professional learning in the form of shareable digital badges.

Partnership targets PD for educators of underserved students

eSchool News

Course participants may earn digital badges/micro-credentials and optional university credit for demonstrating competency. “We PD Learning Network and California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators announce partnership.

Pindex

Technology Tidbits

However, there is a nice feature that awards digital badges for users who complete a "course" on a given topic. curating Digital video Search enginePindex is an interesting new (private beta) that I just found out about from the amazing blog Free Technology 4 Teachers.

3D GameLab

Technology Tidbits

They actually use something called "quest" based learning which has students completing "quests/lessons" and earning digital badges while leveling up.

31 Days of Digital Goodies

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar. One way to engage students is to create interactive digital calendars. December is the month for advent calendars, so I’ve created the Digital Ideas 2014 Advent Calendar to give you a hands-on example of how this works. Keep reading to find out how to make your own interactive digital calendar. Check out the 2013 Digital Ideas Advent Calendar for more great ideas !

In Support of Teachers: First State Micro-credential Initiative

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They are working in partnership with Digital Promise , a national non-profit organization working to empower educators to use technology to engage, motivate, and personalize learning for all learners. iLearnMaine Micro-credentials will be a collection within the Digital Promise Educator Micro-credential Program. This is also the first formal partnership between a state and Digital Promise. The iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credential Program was announced Thursday, Oct.

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).

A Strong Case for Uncommon Learning

Fractus Learning

Digital Learning Across the Curriculum. Sheninger begins with the most important aspect of uncommon learning – strong instruction infused with digital tools. Digital Badges and Micro-credentials.

Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

EdNews Daily

To match the changing, unpredictable nature of today’s economy and digital landscape, these programs should aim for flexibility and innovative paradigms. One example of this is the newest trend of “ digital badges.” Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama.

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.

6 Reasons to Incorporate “Smithsonian Quests” Into Your Classroom

The Innovative Educator

Earlier this school year, a New York Times article highlighted the benefits of using digital badges to enable students, including those writing their college-admission essays, to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. Badges in Education Innovation in Learning and Educating

I Teach Above The Line

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Maybe I will try to make a digital badge with it too At an Apple ShowCase Event in Chicago yesterday I had the pleasure of listening to the advice of many talented educators who have successfully launched and implemented 1-1 Mac learning environments.

How micro-credentials could have a chance

eSchool News

The study, from nonprofit ed-tech advocacy group Digital Promise and consulting firm Grunwald Associates, takes a detailed look at how teachers say they feel about professional development and competency-based micro-credentials.

31 Days of Digital Goodies

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar. One way to engage students is to create interactive digital calendars. December is the month for advent calendars, so I’ve created the Digital Ideas 2014 Advent Calendar to give you a hands-on example of how this works. Keep reading to find out how to make your own interactive digital calendar. Check out the 2013 Digital Ideas Advent Calendar for more great ideas !

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.

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.

Roadmap to a Job-Embedded Growth Model

A Principal's Reflections

Adding more depth to the PGP process and portfolio has been the digital badge platform created by media specialist Laura Fleming to acknowledge the informal learning of our teachers.