Motivate Students with Digital Badges

Teacher Reboot Camp

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.

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).

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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.

Make Badges with Google Apps

Teacher Tech

In my webinar today I went over how to create digital badges using Google Slides and Google Drawings. Make Badges in Google Slides I have created a template in Google Slides to help you to quickly create […]. Gamification Works!!

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. We will share and meet regularly on our Facebook group, Twitter (#EduGoalsMOOC), and through weekly live events (expert panels on Google Hangouts). Earn a badge for your efforts, which is backed by INTEF and the Ministry of Education in Spain! Keep a digital portfolio of your accomplishments and digital badges for current and future employment opportunities.

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Agency: Important for Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

Consider developing a meeting agenda using Google Docs. 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.

Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

She also shares her micro-credential badging approach that has her fifth graders excited to learn. Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. Google Masters for Kids of All Ages. And we’re actually going to talk about what is realistic to expect that kids can do in Google, by age.

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Create A Custom Hall or Press Pass With Our Google Slides Template!

TeacherCast

Just like we talk about digital badges, the physical badge to a student helps them show a sense of belonging and create a sense of pride for their programs. To get started creating our Press Passes, I started with a blank Google Slides file.

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

EdTechTeacher

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. To that end, I propose three reasons why educators should take the exams and become Google Certified Educators.

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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 !

20 Ways to Use Google Drawings in the Classroom – SULS092

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Ways to Use Google Drawings in the Classroom – SULS092 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Drawings is a hidden treasure! In this post and episode, I will give you 20 Ways to Use Google Drawings in the Classroom. What is Google Drawings?

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! 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

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 !

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

Edsurge

In his latest EdSurge column , Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could look like. Today, Google Maps is an open ecosystem for accurate, real-time geospatial and navigation data. In other words, statements within PDF documents cannot be reliably referenced in information systems and digital content. This is similar to how up-to-the-minute traffic data helps Google Maps find the fastest routes.

15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers! Google Classroom is one of the most popular digital tools for the K-12 classroom. A few weeks ago, I asked the members of the Shake Up Learning community to share with me their favorite Google Classroom tips. Here are 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers by Teachers! Create a Google Classroom Class Template.

Employer Credentials and Community Colleges: A Look Behind Google’s IT Support Certificate Program

Edsurge

Many tech firms are even going directly to professionals with their own certificates and credentials—such as IBM’s digital badge program , Hubspot’s certifications , and long-running programs like Microsoft’s IT certifications. At Google, one of us works as a product lead for the IT Support Professional Certificate on Coursera—a program designed to take beginner-level learners to IT job readiness in about eight months.

Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Seesaw is the student engagement platform and digital portfolio tool I use with my elementary students. More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls.

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Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Seesaw is the student engagement platform and digital portfolio tool I use with my elementary students. More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls.

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The 30 Goals Free eConference, July 16-20th!

Teacher Reboot Camp

All presentations take place on Google HangOuts on Air. For each session you can receive a Certificate of Participation and badges. Download your first digital badge, Support a Movement , for sharing this post, the poster above , or the program, or for attending. You’re invited to the first annual 30 Goals Free Online Conference , July 16th to 20th! It’s super easy to attend! Just download the program , click the url for the presentation you want to see.

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

Edsurge

It’s not hard to find prominent examples: • Google recently announced an expansion of the company’s popular Google Career Certificates portfolio. IBM runs a digital badging program , now in its seventh year, that has awarded 3.7

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Game On: Teachers Should Continue to Gamify Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

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. It has been replaced by a revamped Google Arts & Culture platform with loads of content to explore.

Balancing Act: Cybersecurity in the Connected Classroom

EdTech Magazine

According to Kevin Riebau, Director of Learning Resources for APS, the school district is leveraging several connected classroom initiatives to empower student outcomes and launch IT deployments , including: Google Classroom Tools: For Riebau, cloud-based solutions “help manage the day-to-day sharing of resources” among students and staff, creating “feedback loops” that let students develop their own digital footprints. Balancing Act: Cybersecurity in the Connected Classroom.

Ozobot Classroom - STEAM learning management system coming this Fall

Educational Technology Guy

From there, educators can manage students and bots, access standards-aligned lesson recommendations, assign activities and digital badges, and use real-time insights into students’ online and offline activity to inform their teaching strategies. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Ozobot , makers of robots that empower coding and STEAM education for grades K–12, recently unveiled its new Ozobot Classroom learning management system.

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How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” Online options that assess digital literacy. Digital Literacy–What is it?

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. . If coaches are not available, companies like Microsoft and Google offer resources to help with navigating broad classroom technology practices, as well as specifics about products like Office 365 or Google Classroom. .

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 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?

Roadmap to a Job-Embedded Growth Model

A Principal's Reflections

My inspiration came in the form of the Google 80/20 Innovation Model. The premise of this for a long time was that Google employees had to spend 80% of their time on their actual job duties, while the other 20% could be spent working on anything they were passionate about as long as it improved Google’s bottom line. In the end we created our own Google 80/20 model at my school even though Google axed the program last year.

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.

#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. 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. CUE17 Connector – This badge is all about connecting to the #CUE17 community. CUE17 Learner – Show what you know in order to get this badge.

New Ways to Gamify Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Augmentation: Technology not only replaces a traditional tool but adds functionality, e.g. using Google Earth to explore the setting of a story rather than a map. e.g. using virtual meeting tools (like Google Hangouts) to include housebound students in a class. Examples include Metaverse where teachers can create augmented reality experiences, Breakouts (see Breakout Edu below), Google Expeditions (see Google Expeditions below), and scavenger hunts. Badges.

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

Edsurge

At Northeastern, for example, we’ve partnered with both Google and IBM to recognize Google’s IT Support Professional Certificate and IBM’s digital badges for academic credit in our degree programs for working adults.

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. It shares the insights colleagues and I came up with at EduConn 2017 when discussing the role of the teacher in the age of Google. 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.

It’s Time to Digitally Transform Community College

Edsurge

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?

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Expand Your Use of Google Classroom. Google has opened up Google Classroom to users outside of G Suite for Education. Users with a personal Google account can now both join and create classes. I have created this handy infographic with 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom that goes beyond just the idea of using it for our everyday classrooms. Badging Systems.

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

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. 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.