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.

Personalize Professional Learning with Digital Badges and Micro-credentials

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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. I will be part of the panel along with digital badging gurus Rich Dixon (@RichEdtech ), Noah Geisel ( @SenorG ), and Cate Tolnai ( @CateTolnai ). We welcome you to post your digital badging questions and also share with us your experiences and resources.

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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.

Digital Badging and Being a Rock Star

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For all the time we spend learning and growing as educators, how do we tell our story? We submit proof to these courses to our schools and districts, and the learning is then translated into a language that is quantifiable and […]. The post Digital Badging and Being a Rock Star appeared first on OnCUE. Innovate badges connected educator Creativity and Imagination CUE Conference CUE Rock Star digital badging gamification Professional Development Rock Star Teache

Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The following is cross-posted at Laura Fleming''s blog titled Worlds of Learning. Laura is the new media specialist at NMHS and has been challenged to develop innovative ways to create structures to recognize informal learning of both teachers and students. I am proud to announce Worlds of Learning @ New Milford High School , a digital badge professional learning platform. The badges will also of course be showcased on the Worlds of Learning @ NMHS site.

6 things you need to know about digital badges

eSchool News

Today’s classrooms use a variety of learning approaches , some formal like lectures and some informal like watching videos. As a teacher, your learning is no different and your continuing professional development (PD) should provide you with credit for both informal and formal learning. So, what if I told you that you could show this informal learning to your administration, colleagues, and parents? Well, you can with a digital badge. Badge image.

Digital badges find their niche

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A community effort is making badges practical in one city this summer. This summer, as schools let out, thousands of Pittsburgh students streamed into digital media programs, drop-in maker spaces, and paid internships across the city. As they shuffle back to school, or even enter into the workforce, many will be adding shiny new digital badges to their online portfolios as a record of their hard work. And digital badges play a big part. “I

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?

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. Life Skills Acquisition: These “soft skills,” like adhering to a schedule and learning how to collaborate with others, are applicable to more than a student’s job.

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: Better Than Grades?

Education with Technology

tuttle, https://eduwithtechn.wordpress.com/2007/02/09/classroom-grades-dont-reflect-student-learning/ ). 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.

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).

The New Librarian: I started a digital badging movement for my students

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to find gems; becoming global citizens; making informed actions; and exploring digital tools. Then in 2015, my teaching partner and I decided to go one step further with our learning management system. Finally, we created paper and digital badges for students to earn to record their achievements. Students are motivated to ask questions, find answers, and share their learning with classmates, teachers, and the Colchester (CT) community.

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.

How digital badges are shaking up teacher PD

eSchool News

Digital badging has arrived on the scene as a leading contender to close this gap and help provide teachers with a clear path to professional growth, and the micro-credentials to prove it. The Badging Benefit. Badges provide a unique opportunity to allow teachers to expand their professional knowledge in ways that are relevant, valuable and engaging. Badges are earned based on learning evidence rather than just seat time.

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

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We think this will be the first real opportunity to build out fully robust pathways for young people into college and career, where the pathways begin with badges [from LRNG] and end with college credit [from SNHU],” predicts Connie Yowell, CEO of LRNG. LRNG is a nonprofit that lets students earn badges through partnerships with businesses and community organizations. Birmingham will be ground zero for their learning and workforce model. Today, badges don’t count as credit.

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. When the U.S.

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.

Making Learning Meaningful with Badges and Missions

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Today, we hosted the first Twitter chat of The Goal-Minded Teacher: Challenges to Transform Student Learning ( #EduGoalsMOOC ) free open online course with guest experts Dr. Will Deyamport ( @IamDrWill ) and Noah Geisel ( @SenorG ). Below is the archive of the Twitter chat with our participants and experts sharing tips and resources about student motivation with digital badges and missions.

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.

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.

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

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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. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or my ebook, Learning to Go. Noah Geisel: Why Digital Badges?

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. Barbara Bray ( @BBray27 ) shared her work with Universal Design Learning, digital badges, and makerspaces. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or my ebook, Learning to Go. Barbara Bray: Universal Design Learning and Makerspaces.

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Recognize Students’ Achievements with New Digital Badges Resources

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Afterschool Alliance’s new set of resources, “Digital Badges In Afterschool: Connecting Learning in a Connected World,” details digital badging efforts around the country. “For today’s youth, learning takes place everywhere. A promising new movement to address this problem is gaining traction around micro-credentials called digital badges. Afterschool Alliance badges

In Support of Teachers: First State Micro-credential Initiative

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15, by ACTEM and the Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team. What if schools and teachers had support for professional learning that met their needs and was on their own terms? ACTEM and the Maine Department of Education’s Learning Through Technology Team are collaborating on the creation of micro-credentials. iLearnMaine Micro-credentials will be a collection within the Digital Promise Educator Micro-credential Program.

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

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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. Learn how to collaborate with teachers worldwide!

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Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

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Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers having way too much fun learning about Quizizz at a CUE Launch event. Professional learning can and should be fun! Participants will be asked to capture the collaboration and connectivity of the #fallcue experience in the streamlined Chrome Warrior gamified learning environment. CUESTEAMpunk — Jump into the STEAM-y side of learning by attending the CUE STEAM Punk Playground on Friday, October 28.

Goal: Design a Badge

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Goal: Design a badge for your students or another colleague. Get your copy of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers or Learning to Go !​. Accomplish this goal: For the past 4 years, I integrated badges into my courses and trainings to motivate, engage, add some fun to the curriculum, and build a community. Digital badges are having the same impact. Some learners liked their badges so much and strived to earn the badge.

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. In Uncommon Learning I provide insight into Laura Fleming’s pioneering work in this area with the simple premise of acknowledging the informal learning that many educators now engage in on a daily basis. Micro-credentials can be used to guide, motivate, and validate informal learning.

Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

First and foremost, make the time to learn, grown, and get better as opposed to finding the time. There is nothing more important to an educator, outside of working with kids, than professional learning. Through social media a Personal Learning Network (PLN) provides a great antidote to the age-old time excuse. You can now learn anywhere, with anyone, at anytime you want for free. To learn more about flipped leadership check out the latest book by Peter DeWitt.

Agency: Important for Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

Empowerment and ownership need and should be associated with learning to increase relevancy, value, meaning, and outcomes. Voice Educators, both teachers and administrators, should have a say in many elements that influence a school’s learning culture. Then during the actual meeting focus on one or two very important goals such as the following: How do we improve learning for our students? Just as we want students to own their learning the same should apply to adults.

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 shared her thoughts and ideas on how we name, measure, and increase access to learning. versus what we should value (solving problems, cultivating curiosity, learning how to learn, etc.). Meeno also shared how “Badging helps us move beyond the limits of our language and name things of value to the learner.”

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

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DLA was designed around a core academic program that engages students in real-world learning that better prepares them for success in college and career in this high-demand, fast-growing field. During the last three years, the DLA science department has worked hard to make learning social, emotional, and linked to the science-based internships that our scholars access during 11th and 12th grade. (We Next page: A unique badging model engages students.

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