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?

6 things you need to know about digital badges

eSchool News

Well, you can with a digital badge. Think of them like badges earned in scouting, demonstrating a unique skill or accomplishment. The people who view your badge can also see the organization who awarded the badge and what you did to earn it. Badge image.

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.

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?

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. Resources for Digital Badges. Open Badges.

Recognize Students’ Achievements with New Digital Badges Resources

Educator Innovator

Afterschool Alliance’s new set of resources, “Digital Badges In Afterschool: Connecting Learning in a Connected World,” details digital badging efforts around the country. A promising new movement to address this problem is gaining traction around micro-credentials called digital badges. Digital badges provide afterschool and summer learning programs with unique opportunities to recognize students’ achievements outside of the classroom.”

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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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.

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. For example, a short video outlining the agenda items can be created and viewed by teachers beforehand.

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. .

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!

Game On: Teachers Should Continue to Gamify Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

For example, students can see what elements make up a grass block or use helium to make pigs fly, a “Minecraft” blog reported. Break Out of the Digital Mold. Teachers can create digital breakouts using several Google functions , including Sites, Forms, Drawing and Slides.

#CUE17- The Game

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I’ve also had the opportunity to work on using digital badging as a way to document professional learning at CUE events. Visiting the STEAMPunk playground to meet robots, the exhibition hall to meet vendors, and attending a CUE affiliate meeting are just a few example activities.

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?

Join Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team!

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We currently have one opening for a Regional Education Representative: Digital Learning Specialist (and anticipate two more in the coming months). ” and by providing educators with quality models and examples. We are partnering with Digital Promise.

3 Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Making it to the top for the first time is a post that looks at ways that teachers who receive certifications / micro-credentials are showing off their digital badges. Check out the post to read about their innovative ideas, insights, and see actual examples. Entry Pageviews 4 Ways to Show Off Your Digital Badges Feb 8, 2017, 7989 The Role of the Teacher in the Age of Google & Alt. Haven’t been keeping up with The Innovative Educator? Don’t worry.

A Process for Implementing Student Digital Projects

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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.

Designing a System to Support Continuous Learning

Digital Promise

For example, imagine Mr. Smith, a teacher with 10 years of experience who has a student with a learning difference that requires a new approach. Additionally, micro-credentials create a platform for Mr. Smith to share his new skills through portable digital badges.

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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.

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.

A Strong Case for Uncommon Learning

Fractus Learning

Throughout his book, Sheninger provides concrete examples from his former school, New Milford High School, as well as others from throughout the country. Digital Learning Across the Curriculum. Digital Badges and Micro-credentials.

As students flock to credentials other than degrees, quality-control concerns grow

The Hechinger Report

The university offers digital badges rather than degrees or certificates for the completion of some courses. He was also curious about the credential being offered for successfully completing the course: not a conventional degree or a certificate, but a “badge.”. “I

Micro-credentials: A Promising Way to Put Educators’ Skills Front and Center

Digital Promise

Brent Maddin is the Provost at the Relay Graduate School of Education, Director of TeacherSquared, and a member of the Digital Promise Micro-credential Advisory Board. Take for example the crucial skill of communicating with families about a student’s performance.

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

EdNews Daily

Famous billionaire college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and the late Steve Jobs are prominent examples of successes who never completed undergraduate degrees. One example of this is the newest trend of “ digital badges.” Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama.

How Microcredentials Help Educators Develop New Tech Skills

EdTech Magazine

Also known as digital badges, these tools are increasingly used to improve student focus as well as provide a means to incentivize teachers to complete new disciplines. According to Karen Cator, president and CEO of Digital Promise , a nonprofit authorized by Congress and launched in 2011 by former President Barack Obama, teachers can use microcredentialing in at least three ways. . Reinforce the Need for Digital Expertise.

The ThingLink Teacher Challenge In Box

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

A simple Google Forms works beautifully for collecting ThingLink images or any digital work that come with a link. I've been helping teachers learn to collect digital assignments with an I n Box since 2011, when I read about the idea on the blog of John Miller.

Class Badges for 1-1 Goal Setting

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Class Badges is a free online tool designed to help teachers use digital badges as rewards for accomplishing learning goals. The badges can be a useful tool for teachers to keep track of individual student accomplishments as they help learners focus on making progress.

Engage Students with ThingLink Video

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

As you watch this quick video, click on each of the tags for examples of how annotating video with rich media can help students dig deeper into the learning. Every participant who turns in a portfolio with examples from each of our challenges will receive a digital badge to display

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Give Your Traditional Syllabus a Needed Makeover!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Time to do away with the traditional syllabus and make it more engaging for your digital learners. Read a step by step approach from an instructor with lots of examples here. Give digital badges or set it up to where students can level up on a leaderboard !

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 !

New Ways to Gamify Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

The most well-known example is the viral popularity of Minecraft and the way it has been applied to every academic corner of learning. For more detail, read “ How to Use Augmented Reality “ Examples. Badges. Examples. Examples. Examples.

The Beginning of a New Era in the Online Degree Market

Edsurge

Additionally, in another example of blending of online and in-person education, Coursera has begun a pilot offering its online MOOC courses to students at its campus partners. The success of these early examples led to announcements of six more low-cost MOOC-based degrees on Coursera this spring – and earlier this month, six of the first degrees on EdX , extending from its MicroMasters programs.

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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).

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.

Micro-credentials: A Promising Way to Put Educators’ Skills Front and Center

Digital Promise

Brent Maddin is the Provost at the Relay Graduate School of Education, Director of TeacherSquared, and a member of the Digital Promise Micro-credential Advisory Board. These two examples highlight some of the key limitations of today’s “seat-time” centric models for teacher professional development. Micro-credentials, which provide recognition for these concrete competencies in the form of digital badges, could help facilitate this shift.

Financial Literacy: A Subject Most Students Would #Love2Learn But Never Do

The Innovative Educator

However, giving students an app or providing them with a digital interactive is one thing, but how do you know teachers are really prepared to teach this effectively? The book inspired by the card may be found here. The Freakonomics podcast here and the show on NPR here.

STEAM Up Learning Outdoors! 15+ Ideas to Try Now or this Summer!

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President 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.

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.

Make Learning Transparent with Badges

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Digital badging is a new practice worth examining that can make students' discrete learning goals and accomplishments more transparent and concrete. Badges can be a helpful way to motivate and assess students. Badging values the learning process, not just the final product.