Interview with Noah Geisel, @SenorG: Motivate with Digital Badges!

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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.

6 things you need to know about digital badges

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Well, you can with a digital badge. Think of them like badges earned in scouting, demonstrating a unique skill or accomplishment. You can share digital badges on your LinkedIn profile, your website, and in your email signatures so that your learning is visible for others to see and acknowledge. The people who view your badge can also see the organization who awarded the badge and what you did to earn it. How does a digital badge work?

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Digital Badges Validate Skills for Special Needs Students

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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. If the badges are going to have meaning, the curriculum must have the same characteristics as other subjects. Adding a curriculum with digital badges isn’t an automatic fix, though, cautioned the presenters.

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?

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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

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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. 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.

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.”

A Comprehensive Guide to Badges and Portfolios

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David Niguidula goes beyond theory and provides a multitude of authentic examples, practical applications, and thoughtful considerations for the development and use of digital badges and portfolios to boost student mastery, writes teacher leader Jennifer Savery. Book Reviews Portfolios ASCD David Niguidula digital badges Jennifer Savery portfolios schoolwide rubrics student mastery student presentations

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

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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.” Conference Highlights ISTE #ISTE2019 #NOTATISTE #NOTATISTE19 #PassTheScopeEDU digital badges

Agency: Important for Students and Educators

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If digital leadership is your thing, set up a few tools ( Padlet , TodaysMeet, Tackk ) and allow anonymous comments to be posted. Below are some ideas on how to promote educator choice: Micro-credentials – The use of digital badges, otherwise known as micro-credentials, can afford educators choice over what they want to learn about as well as the specific time that they want to learn a new skill or pedagogical technique.

Making Time vs Finding Time

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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. Change digital badges Innovation Personal Learning Network professional growth period time management One of the most utilized excuses in education when it comes to change is lack of time.

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

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With support from the Next Generation Learning Challenge and the Assessment for Learning Project , we developed a competency-based assessment approach called Competency X , which is personalized for our learners and results in digital badges that are validated by local industry and college partners to prepare them for internships and post-secondary work. Next page: A unique badging model engages students.

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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

How to Create a Click and Learn Digital Calendar

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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! Award a digital badge for each task as an added bonus! Simply attached the mission card and badges from the book to each day. Create a Digital Calendar.

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31 Days of Digital Goodies

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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 !

31 Days of Digital Goodies

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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 !

What You Need to Know About Micro-credentials Open Badges

Digital Promise

Earners receive a shareable digital badge that enhances their resume and validates their unique skills. All micro-credentials issued on Digital Promise’s Micro-credential Platform are Open Badges, which has been important for the growth of the micro-credentialing ecosystem. What is an Open Badge? An Open Badge is three things: A badge image. Information about the issuer of the badge. Information about the badge earner.

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. Digital breakouts are exactly what they sound like — an escape room experience where students use clues and answers to educational questions to break out of a digital space and move on to the next question.

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. . DLP uses five key points to guide teachers and coaches through the professional-development curriculum: Content Focus: When providing technology coaching, concrete examples are key.

Digital Activities & Icebreakers for Gen Y

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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.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

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Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Three months ago these teachers were new to integrating digital storytelling projects, integrating technology, social bookmarking, and connecting with teachers online. After the course, they have contributed to our collaborative Pinterest boards, created and shared on Twitter, attempted missions and received digital badges, and kept digital portfolios.

Open Badges in Elementary School

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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 are open badges, and how does this work with elementary kids? What is a digital badge and how do students earn one? Vicki: So how do they earn these badges? What are you finding out about using badges?

#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. I’m excited to say that I will physically (rather than digitally) be in attendance at this year’s CUE 2017 National Conference and will be helping out wherever needed. 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.

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

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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. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. In a later post I’ll include an example of a Summer STEAM Challenge Digital Calendar for students.

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). The Digital Learning Specialists will work closely as a team with the Coordinator for Education Technology, and the Learning Through Technology Policy Director, to design and implement our efforts to support schools leveraging technology for learning. ” and by providing educators with quality models and examples.

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

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I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. But today, edtech is commonly understood to mean digital technology. Digital badges. Three types of edtech joined the “filmstrip” category in this decade: Learning Management Systems , MOOC s, and digital badges. They are a perfect example of what you get when you simply transfer analog practice to digital form and don’t make use of the advantages of the new medium.

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New Ways to Gamify Learning

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The most well-known example is the viral popularity of Minecraft and the way it has been applied to every academic corner of learning. In simple terms, Augmented Reality is “an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (such as a smartphone camera)” ( Merriam Webster ). For more detail, read “ How to Use Augmented Reality “ Examples. Badges.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

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Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Three months ago these teachers were new to integrating digital storytelling projects, integrating technology, social bookmarking, and connecting with teachers online. After the course, they have contributed to our collaborative Pinterest boards, created and shared on Twitter, attempted missions and received digital badges, and kept digital portfolios.

It’s Time to Digitally Transform Community College

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As a group, we called for a reimagining of community college, including moving toward more alignment with industry and more digital options. But are community colleges ready for this digital transformation? One example is Calbright , the new online community college in California.

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.

To Better Serve Adult Learners, Eliminate the Barriers Between Work and Learning

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Signature examples of this trend include Walmart’s Live Better U program , Starbucks’ College Achievement Plan and Amazon’s Career Choice program. Non-Degree Microcredentials as Pathways to Lifelong Learning and Degrees From digital badges and nanodegrees, to MicroMasters and new types of certificates, there’s an explosion of professionally-oriented microcredential offerings , and employers are increasingly aware of and accepting of these educational options.

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.

A Process for Implementing Student Digital Projects

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Lately, I’ve been busy grading my students’ digital products. My students also create several digital products throughout my courses, such as mind maps, infographics , posters , presentations, video commercials , audio interviews , comics , ebooks , portfolios , visual prompts, speaking avatars, etc. Note that before implementing the process, I already know what digital product I want students to create (timeline, infographic, video, etc.) Evaluate an Example.

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

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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. Find the Google Doc handout with digital icebreakers, like Digital Bingo, here. Does your VLE have forums, offer badges, or allow you to embed? Get a foundation in pedagogy and instructional practices that support digital collaboration and literacy.