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.

Personalize Professional Learning with Digital Badges and Micro-credentials

Teacher Reboot Camp

You are invited to attend the ISTE panel discussion, Personalize Professional Learning with Digital Badges and Micro-credentials , which takes place today from 11:45am–12:45pm, in Room 301BC. The fun part is all participants walk away with their own physical sticker badges.

Digital Badges Validate Skills for Special Needs Students

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Individuals with special needs struggle to graduate from high school and earn a diploma, much less pursue higher education or gain meaningful employment. If the badges are going to have meaning, the curriculum must have the same characteristics as other subjects.

Easy to Use Tool For Digital Badges

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Credly Great how-to content, flexible features boost digital badge tool Pros: Super-simple features and excellent how-to info make it easy to get started. Bottom Line: A useful tool for issuing digital badges. By Common Sense Education.

Digital Badges Continue to Grow – Are You Using Them at Your School Yet?

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Digital Badges are gaining wider acceptance. I'm a fan of digital badges. I believe they are going to become a widely accepted part of the educational landscape in both. Digital Badges Future of Education TechnologyThey are clearly here to stay. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

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. 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

Who Owns Digital Badges? A Company's Patent on Credential System Raises Questions

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Patent and Trademark Office granted two patents last year for creating, managing and tracking digital credentials, it raised new questions and concerns among a community of innovators who are trying to create an open platform for rethinking credentials. The fact that it got granted is shocking,” said Kerri Lemoie, principal at OpenWorks Group, who has been involved in the Open Badges effort pretty much from the start. Education Technology Higher EducationWhen the U.S.

New Merger Wants to Create ‘WeWork for Education’ Via Digital Badges and Mini-Campuses

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Southern New Hampshire University ( SNHU ) and nonprofit LRNG have agreed to merge into one behemoth education organization with an ambitious goal: to streamline the disjointed pathways between K-12, higher education and the workforce and create something altogether more cohesive. “We LRNG is a nonprofit that lets students earn badges through partnerships with businesses and community organizations. Today, badges don’t count as credit.

5 Reasons to Use Digital Badges in Your Classroom

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Digital badges do just that: they show when students have learned a skill or met a goal. For teachers, badges make classroom goals visible to students. Badges show the criteria that students must meet to earn them. Resources for Digital Badges. Open 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.

Can Digital Badges Help Encourage Professors to Take Teaching Workshops?

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A few colleges are trying a new incentive to get professors to participate in professional-development workshops: digital badges. Among the most popular badge platforms are Credly and the Mozilla Open Badges project. Digital Badges Distance Education Online Learning

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.

Creating Environments Where Students Can Thrive! Highlights of the #BadgeSummit Keynote by @MeenoRami

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Each day I will embed presentations or interviews that made an impression on me or share some exciting tweets and education technology news. Below I have embedded Valerie Lewis’ recording of Meeno Rami’s keynote from the Badge Summit pre-ISTE conference event.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

Each day I will embed presentations or interviews that made an impression on me or share some exciting tweets and education technology news. Below I have embedded Valerie Lewis’ recording of Dr. Randall Sampson’s Ignite talk from the Badge Summit pre-ISTE conference event.

Agency: Important for Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

The desire to increase agency in the form of voice, choice, and advocacy should be viewed as just as important for educators (teachers and administrators) as it is for students. Have a back channel established and monitored using a tool like TodaysMeet to take educator voice to the next level.

In Support of Teachers: First State Micro-credential Initiative

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The iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credential Program was announced Thursday, Oct. This is the kind of support iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credential Program is designed to provide. ILearnMaine was announced at the ACTEM Conference (Maine’s education technology conference) on Thursday, October 15. ACTEM and the Maine Department of Education’s Learning Through Technology Team are collaborating on the creation of micro-credentials.

Savvy’s Interviews: Badge Summit, Finland, & #PassTheScopeEDU

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today Savvy conducted her pre-ISTE interviews at the Badge Summit. Below, watch the live video interviews baby Savvy conducted with Noah Geisel and Derek Larson who talk about why digital badges and #PassTheScopeEDU. He talked about digital badging and the Finnish education system. Noah Geisel: Why Digital Badges? Derek Larson Interviews Eric Rousselle: Digital Badges and Finland.

9 Reasons You Should Join the Free Goal Minded Teacher Online Course!

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Although education prepares us to teach, it is the love of learning that sustains us.”- Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. The educators you meet will share resources, experience, and offer support!

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Savvy’s Interviews: Student Voice, UDL, Makerspaces & More

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Savvy conducted her pre-ISTE interviews at the Badge Summit and at the famous El Mercado shops at Market Square. Baby Savvy was excited to catch up with two of our favorite educators. Barbara Bray ( @BBray27 ) shared her work with Universal Design Learning, digital badges, and makerspaces. Conference Highlights #ISTE2017 #NOTATISTE digital badges ISTE makerspaces pivot tables student voice UDL universal design

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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.

Digital Credentials Summit: Call for Participation

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DIY Professional Learning ] K12 educators and other interested parties are invited to share exemplary work on innovative uses of digital badges and learner records leveraging open standards for formal, informal, and employer-based learning at the IMS Global Digital Credentials Summit.

Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

One of the most utilized excuses in education when it comes to change is lack of time. Regardless of your respective role in education, time will always be your enemy if you look at it with a fixed as opposed to a growth mindset.

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

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To that end, a group of 14 educators have been busily designing tasks, missions, and challenges for attendees. We’ll be distributing physical stickers for each digital badge you earn throughout the conference.

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Learning with 'e's

The result is a 6-7 minute interview in which I talk about the EDEN community of academics and professionals, mobile learning and games in education, and digital badges, as well as some elaboration on the way EDEN has been leveraging the potential of social media over the last few years.

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

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As educators, we know that science is not just a body of knowledge, but it is a process that enables people to answer questions through scientific inquiry. Next page: A unique badging model engages students.

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New Micro-credentials Provide Path to PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification

Digital Promise

These competency-based micro-credentials provide the pathway to earning certification as a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator. A certification for educators in all grades, all subjects. Mariana Garcia Serrano Science and Engineering teacher, PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator.

Catch the #FlipgridFever

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

As a company, they celebrate the passion of educators, the wisdom of students, and the curiosity of families. Flipgrid is continuously celebrating the innovative uses of their tool by further amplifying student and educator voices on social media and presentations.

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.

Nonprofit Will Award Digital Credentials to Recognize Tech Skills of Educators

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National nonprofit AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) today announced an expansion of their digital badging. Earlier this year, 1,000 Staff Developers were granted badges as the first step in this initiative which responds to growing demand for digital certifications.

Tips for Teacher Motivation, Goal-Setting, and PLNs!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our esteemed panelists who are educators in the US, Greece, and Portugal, include Lisa Dabbs ( @TeachWithSoul ), Theodora Papapanagiotou, ( @DoraPap72 ), Nikki D Robertson ( @NikkiDRobertson ) Christina Chorianopoulou ( @Kryftina ) and Cristina Monteiro Silva ( @cristimsilva ).

3 Reasons Educators Should Become a Level 1 Google Certified Educator – From Ben

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As schools adopt Google Apps for Education, there is a desire by teachers to learn how to effectively use the GAFE tools in their classrooms. Google understands this need and provides the Google for Education Online Training Center for educators to explore, polish their skills and expand their knowledge of GAFE. Educators have full access to many different units of study and self-check quizzes for no additional cost.

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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.

What You Need to Know About Micro-credentials Open Badges

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials provide educators with recognition for the skills they develop throughout their careers. Earners receive a shareable digital badge that enhances their resume and validates their unique skills. What is an Open Badge? Information about the badge earner.

How Microcredentials Help Educators Develop New Tech Skills

EdTech Magazine

How Microcredentials Help Educators Develop New Tech Skills. In addition to their daily task of educating students, teachers must also continue to learn. Traditionally, that requires educators to take courses, whether in the classroom or online. . In efforts to make time-mandated and compliance-based professional learning efficient, technology offers microcredentialing as a vehicle for educators to pursue personal growth. Reinforce the Need for Digital Expertise.

Balancing Act: Cybersecurity in the Connected Classroom

EdTech Magazine

This requires a balancing act: How do educators leverage connected technology without putting student data and other critical information at risk? Once in high school, students can choose to move their badges from internal networks to public-facing social sites such as LinkedIn.