Motivate Students with Digital Badges

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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. Noah and I sat down at the Friendly Place in San Antonio a few years back and he began to passionately explain and sketch out his digital badging ideas for an entire district. I recently caught up with Noah and asked him to share his passion and expertise about digital badging.

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Here Is How to Use Google Drawings to Create Digital Badges

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A few weeks ago I reviewed Magic Digital Badges which is a Google Drive add-on that enables you to easily design and assign digital badges to students.

A Good Google Drive Tool to Create and Assign Digital Badges to Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Magic Digital Badges is a Google Drive add-on that lets you create and assign digital badges to students. You can use images saved in your Google Drive to create various types of badges.

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

EmergingEdTech

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)!].

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. Nonprofit Will Award Digital Credentials to Recognize Tech Skills of Educators ] Read more. By Common Sense Education. Digital Badges News App Digital Learning edtech Resources App of the Day

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? For English, under “Speaking and Listening,”will they write out SL.2 “Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally” as the badge name? Each badge name needs to be unique.

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 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. 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: 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?

Digital Badges in the Classroom (What, When, & How) – SULS096

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Badges in the Classroom (What, When, & How) – SULS096 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s talk digital badges with the experts: Cate Tolnai and Jen Gibson! Digital badges can help us engage students (even remote learners).

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.

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’ve been somewhat hesitant to jump into digital badges world (despite knowing the digital badge ninja, @senorg) because I feared that digital badges were just one more way to categorize and label kids, another carrot to dangle in the classroom. Toward the end of the school year, EPIC added digital badges. APS issues badges using Credly.

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

Edsurge

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.

Can Digital Badges Help Encourage Professors to Take Teaching Workshops?

Wired Campus

A few colleges are trying a new incentive to get professors to participate in professional-development workshops: digital badges. The idea of offering badges has become popular in education-technology circles in the past few years, in most cases as an alternative to a traditional college diploma, or even as a different way of giving grades in courses. Among the most popular badge platforms are Credly and the Mozilla Open Badges project.

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

Edsurge

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 Education

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.

In Support of Teachers: First State Micro-credential Initiative

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The iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credential Program was announced Thursday, Oct. 15, by ACTEM and the Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team. 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. This is also the first formal partnership between a state and Digital Promise.

5 Reasons to Use Digital Badges in Your Classroom

Fractus Learning

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. The value of digital badges goes beyond the classroom, as well. Currently, one out of five colleges use badges to display student skills, knowledge, and activities. The full potential of digital badges has yet to be explored.

Credential Engine is a Foundational Building Block for Expanded Recognition of Learning Credentials

EmergingEdTech

Paving the Way for Enhanced Recognition of Microcredentials and More Learning credentials come in all shapes and sizes today, ranging from digital badges to doctoral degrees.

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.”- I am excited to announce that after a year collaborating with INTEF (Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías Educativas y de Formación del Profesorado) and the Ministry of Education and Culture in Spain, The Goal Minded Teacher: Challenges to Transform Student Learning ( #EduGoalsMOOC ) free open online course will launch on February 13, 2018.

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Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

To that end, a group of 14 educators have been busily designing tasks, missions, and challenges for attendees. We want to honor the “ah-hahs” that come from an amazing session, the laughter that comes from PLN meet-ups, and the big ideas you think about as you come face-to-face with some of the brightest and most passionate educators throughout the state. We’ll be distributing physical stickers for each digital badge you earn throughout the conference.

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. While many organizations are trying to seize an opportunity to monetize this space for their own benefit, a pioneer in micro-credentials created a free platform for any educator to use over three years ago. Check out what Mozilla has created with their Open Badges platform.

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. There is nothing more important to an educator, outside of working with kids, than professional learning. While online consider making some time to learn and then apply a new skill while earning a digital badge to acknowledge your informal learning.

Digital Credentials Summit: Call for Participation

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The annual IMS Digital Credentials Summit brings together leaders from educational institutions, non-traditional learning organizations, government agencies, and technology suppliers to advance a digital credentials ecosystem that aims to transform the way students and lifelong learners present their knowledge and skills to future employers. [ Professional Development Digital Badges Ed Tech Ticker News

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

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 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

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. His talk was so engaging that he got the audience of educators to dance to the song, Jump Around, by House of Pain. “The goal is to ignite yourself. Live beyond sitting behind your notes.

Join Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team!

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The Learning Through Technology Team at the Maine Department of Education is looking for a high energy, entrepreneurial-thinking, collaborative educator who would like to work with us. We currently have one opening for a Regional Education Representative: Digital Learning Specialist (and anticipate two more in the coming months). Our strategic efforts include: Maine Learning Technology Initiative – The first, and only, statewide 1to1.

4 Digital learning trends for Higher Education

Neo LMS

Higher Education (HE) has significantly lagged behind other industries on the road to digitization. Despite the growing demand for edtech and online learning, face-to-face lectures and on-campus activities remained the core part of how students accessed their education.

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The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

Edsurge

This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. An abacus is an educational technology, as is the slide rule. Digital badges.

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Here Is A Great Google Drive Tool to Help You Create Custom Certificates to Share with Your Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After we have seen how to create and share digital badges with students, in this post you will learn about another equally important add-on I discovered through Five Hacks from Google Forms post.read more.

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. Continue to work toward being a Flipgrid Certified Educator. You’ll earn a cool badge, new bragging rights on your resume, and you’ll be a part of an active community of Flipgrid users.

EDENTube

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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. eden19 Bruges digital badges Distance Education e-learning education European Distance and E-Learning Network games learning mobile learning Technology

Designing Pathways for Rural Learners Using Micro-credentials: Four Case Studies

Digital Promise

In our latest publication, Micro-credentials for Social Mobility in Rural Postsecondary Communities: A Landscape Report , Digital Promise conducted four in-depth case studies to explore how postsecondary institutions are using micro-credentials to create real-time career pathways for rural learners.

5 Key Areas of Technology Professional Development for Teachers

EdTech Magazine

5 Key Areas of Technology Professional Development for Teachers. 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. . Collective Participation: Along with learning from trained technology coaches, some of the best sources for educators are other educators.

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How to Get Your District Started with Micro-Credentials

EdNews Daily

By Adam Geller As a district leader, it’s important to help educators stay motivated and feel acknowledged, especially after a challenging year like this one. It is a way to recognize teachers’ exemplar teaching skills and for teachers to show their mastery of these skills via a digital badge.

More Employers Are Awarding Credentials. Is A Parallel Higher Education System Emerging?

Edsurge

As the acceptance of new types of credentials grows, a number of employers have become learning providers in their own right, in a way that could shake up the broader higher education landscape. IBM runs a digital badging program , now in its seventh year, that has awarded 3.7

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Socrates

Technology Tidbits

Socrates is an innovate new site where educators can seamlessly differentiate instruction for each student through a unique game based learning system. Socrates is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

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

EdNews Daily

The conversation regarding higher education has never been more heated. Today’s Millennials have different educational needs from those of previous generations. Given this mix of factors, what new models of education should the conversation converge on? One idea that may not be that controversial, but which needs to be shored up and practiced more across North America, is integration with real world experience, particularly in the information technology sector.

Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

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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.

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