Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As a 21st Century Library Media Specialist, part of what I strive to do is to serve as an instructional technology resource for both educators and learners. ?In I am proud to announce Worlds of Learning @ New Milford High School , a digital badge professional learning platform. For some time now, we have been hearing about digital badges and how they can be used to guide, motivate, document and validate formal and informal learning. ?In

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. And digital badges play a big part. “I

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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. Currently SNHU and LRNG are looking at how these digital badges can be applied toward an SNHU degree.

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. Finally, we created paper and digital badges for students to earn to record their achievements. They said it was boring and it broke my heart.

Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

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Two weeks ago, I attended the Digital Badge Summit in Denver, CO. I must admit, that some of this hesitation comes from experience with digital badges within EPIC Kids books , an app we love at Anastasis. Toward the end of the school year, EPIC added digital badges.

Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I’ve learned to use free web tools to design headers on different social networks, graphics for books and digital badges, banners, flyers, parent newsletters, programs, digital magazines, book covers, logos, and more!

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DIY Professional Learning

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Picademy is the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s free face-to-face professional development program that supports educators throughout their digital making and computing journey. After completing the program, educators join a community of passionate digital making practitioners.

Philly Teens Prep for College Through Making and Badging

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For teens participating in a college preparation program at the Free Library of Philadelphia last summer, it was also filled with making, film production, and creating a set of badges for younger kids. Photos/ The Free Library of Philadelphia.

The World Championship of Booktalks (Video)

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The title includes bragging rights, the Vince Lombooki digital badge, and $500 in books for the winner’s classroom or school library. The wait is over!

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Learning and Playing and Why Both Matter for Teachers

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The transition from print to digitization and the World Wide Web has unlocked another unique opportunity: The ability to provide and quantify online learning whether it is formal or informal. Play as the vehicle of education is not a revolutionary idea.

Do You Have What It Takes To Be The Next World Booktalk Champion???

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Do your “booktalks” inspire the masses to head straight to the nearest library to check-out the book you just shared? The Lombooki is actually a cool digital badge that you can display on your school website, blog, or Twitter profile.

It’s Time to Remake the Makerspace, But Schools Shouldn’t Go It Alone

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They can prompt us to assess and measure student progress in new ways; both through digital badges that demonstrate mastery of specific skills and summative portfolios of work that indicate readiness for cutting-edge careers in manufacturing, STEM careers and the creative arts.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

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Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, the Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) , one of Digital Promise’s Beacon Project communities , holds computer classes for adult English as a Second Language (ESL) students. ” The classes are popular and full of students like Argelia, an immigrant in her 40s from Guatemala who knew she needed English, but was surprised to find out her job as a nursing assistant equally required her to be digitally literate.

World Of Difference

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I write this post extremely proud that Laura has run with the autonomy she has been granted and has joined a cadre of NMHS educators and students who are constantly redefining what education should look like in the digital age.

3D Virtual Learning a New Reality

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This year alone Laura Fleming , our stellar media specialist, has successfully created a Makerspace for our students as well as a digital badge platform to acknowledge the informal learning of teachers. For example, Laura as the library media specialist, limited by a dated library, turned to online resources and a digital space as 21st century libraries should comprise fluid, flexible learning spaces.

StudyBlue announces annual teacher appreciation program “Thank a Teacher a Latte.”

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As the largest digital library of peer-sourced study materials, StudyBlue is inviting students, parents and industry leaders nationwide to join in building a virtual Wall of Thanks to give back to the educators who have made a difference in their lives. With one click, a digital thank-you card is created and displayed as a keepsake. Mobile and social study platform, StudyBlue today announced the launch of its annual teacher appreciation program “Thank a Teacher a Latte.”

Change is a Mindset

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Makerspace added to the library in 2013. Creation of a digital badge platform to acknowledge the informal learning of teachers implemented in 2013 by Laura Fleming. Change Digital Leadership educational leadership Innovation New Milford High School Opinion

Spark Creativity! Remix! 15+ Resources

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Additionally, many libraries and organizations have released historical images and content into the public domain. Get students to engage with this content and learn hands-on by remixing the content into videos, presentations, podcasts, poster projects, or digital stories! This may be useful for designing presentation title slides, digital badges, logos, or book covers. “Every new idea is just a mashup or a remix of one or more previous ideas.”

The Beginning of a New Era in the Online Degree Market

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This direction is also highly appealing to employers, who are increasingly subscribing to MOOC course libraries for corporate learning and development–and who also favor sharing the investment in full degrees with employees. The online degree market has been one of the fastest-growing and most resilient segments of American higher education over the last two decades. Today, more than three million students pursue higher education fully online, representing a $20-billion market.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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For example, while Linson’s district avoided grants for most of their initiative, they knew that many teachers would need assistance using the new digital tools. The district was one of three schools recognized nationally by ISTE for its digital badge program.

A Strong Case for Uncommon Learning

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Digital Learning Across the Curriculum. Sheninger begins with the most important aspect of uncommon learning – strong instruction infused with digital tools. Digital Badges and Micro-credentials.

Announcing Collective Shift and Launch of the New LRNG

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Through bringing together schools, cities, business leaders, and community resources like libraries and museums, LRNG will work to surround young people with experiences that connect their interests to real-world opportunities. Along with an expanded Cities of LRNG program, LRNG Youth will incorporate digital badges to make learning of all types more visible and valued in education and the workplace.

Can Online Courses Help Fix Teacher Professional Development?

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They can even support these efforts by allowing for time to complete coursework during the school day, and even providing support within the district for those enrolled in the courses, supporting teachers who are new to the digital professional learning space.

Spark Creativity! Remix! 15+ Resources

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Additionally, many libraries and organizations have released historical images and content into the public domain. Get students to engage with this content and learn hands-on by remixing the content into videos, presentations, podcasts, poster projects, or digital stories! This may be useful for designing presentation title slides, digital badges, logos, or book covers. “Every new idea is just a mashup or a remix of one or more previous ideas.”

Running to the Classroom-Summit Soundboard Colorado

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After pulling the trigger on a BreakoutEDU kit with my team, a stroll through the book section at Target led me to Chris Grabenstein’s Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.

A Strong Case for Uncommon Learning

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Digital Learning Across the Curriculum. Sheninger begins with the most important aspect of uncommon learning – strong instruction infused with digital tools. Digital Badges and Micro-credentials.

Open Learning Opportunities for All Young People

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I’ve seen this dynamic again and again in my research on ed tech, where well-meaning tech folks are creating goodies theoretically accessible to everyone, but they end up giving more advantages to kids who are already well on their way to being digital elites.

2016 Global Education Conference - Monday Is Day Two!

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If you reach a total of 300 points, you will be eligible for a special digital badge and a personalized certificate of participation from the GEC! Monday, November 14th, is day two of the seventh annual Global Education Conference.

School’s Out, Cities Are in with Expanded Cities of Learning Initiative

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Young people can take self-directed journeys through any number of participating organizations, completing activities and receiving digital badges to recognize their achievements. In Dallas, for example, kids can intern at the mayor’s office , dissect owl pellets at the library, or program a virtual robot at RoboMind Academy. It is also the first time that badges will be thoroughly tested in a formal school environment, through the partnership with the public schools.

Lights on Afterschool: Bringing Together Educators, Schools and Communities

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This year, the Afterschool Alliance is once again partnering with Educator Innovator to highlight the meaningful, engaging and fun learning that’s happening in schools, libraries, museums and community-based organizations after the school day ends. As part of our partnership, we’re excited to offer any event host the opportunity to earn a digital badge as a “facilitator” via the Educator Innovator badge portal.

Educators Make, Play, and Connect This Summer

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In Los Angeles , that might mean kids joining at libraries and the Getty Center to hone their art and computer coding skills. In Dallas, it might mean exploring community action with digital storytelling. Connecting all these activities are digital badges. Designed by the Mozilla Foundation, open digital badges are a new form of credentialing for the digital age. We know. You want to relax this summer.

2016 Global Education Conference - 53 Live Sessions on Tuesday, Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you reach a total of 300 points, you will be eligible for a special digital badge and a personalized certificate of participation from the GEC! Tuesday, November 15th, is day three of the seventh annual Global Education Conference.

2016 Global Education Conference - Monday Is Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you reach a total of 300 points, you will be eligible for a special digital badge and a personalized certificate of participation from the GEC! Monday, November 14th, is day two of the seventh annual Global Education Conference.

2016 Global Education Conference - Final Day!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you reach a total of 300 points, you will be eligible for a special digital badge and a personalized certificate of participation from the GEC! Wednesday, November 16th, is the final day of our the seventh annual Global Education Conference.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Mancenido (Undergraduate, Bachelor of Elementary Education - Special Education) 2:00am Connecting Education to the Cloud for Digital Citizenship - Chryssanthe Sotiriou, High School EFL Coordinator 3:00am Democratization: Stuctural Change of Regimen and of the Living Experience at Schools - Olek Netzer, Ph.D. Wednesday, November 19th, is day three of the fifth annual Global Education Conference.