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.

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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

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Digital Activities & Icebreakers for Gen Y

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. 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. Check out my bookmarks for creating digital badges.

The 7 C’s of Meaningful Learning Begin with Citizenship

Teacher Reboot Camp

Literacy has always been defined by the technology. Additionally, our students need guidance in realizing their self worth and seeing themselves as individuals in a digital world. Below are the slides ( free to download ), resources, and ideas to help you be a guide to your learners as they navigate a vast digital world where their choices make such an enormous impact. Here are resources for brainstorming , digital research , and digital research apps.

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 ! These platforms are online and accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week on multiple devices (computers, tablets, mobile devices and Chromebooks).

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The 7 C’s of Meaningful Learning Begin with Citizenship

Teacher Reboot Camp

Literacy has always been defined by the technology. Additionally, our students need guidance in realizing their self worth and seeing themselves as individuals in a digital world. Below are the slides ( free to download ), resources, and ideas to help you be a guide to your learners as they navigate a vast digital world where their choices make such an enormous impact. Here are resources for brainstorming , digital research , and digital research apps.

Incredible Giveaways Whether You Are at #ISTE18 or #Notatiste18

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you attend any of my presentations in Chicago or attend virtually by watching any of the live streamed interviews and presentations shared on Twitter( @ShellTerrell ), then you have the opportunity to receive a digital badge and to receive some incredible giveaways! All who complete this form by Thursday, June 28th, will receive a copy of my most recent digital guide, 7 Ways to Integrate Technology and Transform the Learning in Your Classroom.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! A year ago, I created a technology course on Moodle for Spanish teachers as part of the Ministry of Education of Spain. Three months ago these teachers were new to integrating digital storytelling projects, integrating technology, social bookmarking, and connecting with teachers online. Reflective Learning with Student Digital Portfolios from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

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 !

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. Find out more about mission minded learning in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom. Give digital badges or set it up to where students can level up on a leaderboard ! Link to your digital sandbox of tools for students to play with and use! Then try a digital scavenger hunt or Bingo.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! A year ago, I created a technology course on Moodle for Spanish teachers as part of the Ministry of Education of Spain. Three months ago these teachers were new to integrating digital storytelling projects, integrating technology, social bookmarking, and connecting with teachers online. Reflective Learning with Student Digital Portfolios from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

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 ! These platforms are online and accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week on multiple devices (computers, tablets, mobile devices and Chromebooks).

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New Effort Adds College Credit to Apprenticeship Programs

Edsurge

Apprenticeships have long been a mainstay for hiring people into skilled trades, but they’ve lately gained some momentum as a way to train people for office work , too, including for information technology positions that are in high demand.

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

Edsurge

IBM runs a digital badging program , now in its seventh year, that has awarded 3.7 Digital credentialing platform Credly reports that the number of organizations issuing industry and workforce credentials is up 83 percent since the pandemic.

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How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

On my blog, Ask a Tech Teacher , I run a column called Dear Otto where I answer teacher questions about how to integrate technology into their classes. Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” Digital Literacy–What is it?

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

MindShift

In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges to effective tech implementation in real classrooms. The NMC Horizon 2015 K-12 report offers a snapshot of where ed tech stands now and where it is likely to go in the next five years, according to 56 education and technology experts from 22 countries.

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. 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?

COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Digital Blending of Working and Learning

Edsurge

Even before this crisis, concerns were rising about a potential loss of jobs and the rising demand for digital skills due to technologies such as automation and AI. And workers who are not at desk jobs may be more likely to consume learning in short bites of mobile microlearning.

Spark Creativity! Remix! 15+ Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

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. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. “Every new idea is just a mashup or a remix of one or more previous ideas.”

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

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 a product of RIFLI’s plan to create a 1:1 classroom computing model that, according to RIFLI’s Director Karisa Tashjian, “blurs the lines between language/content learning and using technology.”

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

EdNews Daily

One idea that may not be that controversial, but which needs to be shored up and practiced more across North America, is integration with real world experience, particularly in the information technology sector. To match the changing, unpredictable nature of today’s economy and digital landscape, these programs should aim for flexibility and innovative paradigms. One example of this is the newest trend of “ digital badges.” Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama.

In 2019, What’s REALLY the Definition of a Teacher?

EdNews Daily

Maybe, we need to look at educators in a new context of what teaching really is in most schools, and whether it should be given cultural, economic and technological change. Plus, Teachers are supposed to be maestros of all technologies and personalizing separate paths for every single one of their students. It’s the adaptive digital curriculum arena that tends to scare teachers because it is doing the teaching – and here teaching is defined narrowly. By LeiLani Cauthen.

Teaching in the Era of Bots: Students Need Humans Now More Than Ever

Edsurge

In recent years, technology has played a significant role in reshaping the landscape of college teaching, and it will surely continue to do so. In this context, educators must be especially mindful that our uses of technology do not undermine meaningful learning. And doing this requires knowledge about technology and teaching. Many educators, however, use the importance of personal interactions as an argument to disqualify the role of technology in teaching.

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

Educational Technology Guy

Mobile and social study platform, StudyBlue today announced the launch of its annual teacher appreciation program “Thank a Teacher a Latte.” 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.

Incredible Giveaways Whether You Are at #ISTE18 or #Notatiste18

techlearning

If you attend any of my presentations in Chicago or attend virtually by watching any of the live streamed interviews and presentations shared on Twitter( @ShellTerrell ), then you have the opportunity to receive a digital badge and to receive some incredible giveaways! All who complete this form by Thursday, June 28th, will receive a copy of my most recent digital guide, Enhance Literacy With Technology.

Spark Creativity! Remix! 15+ Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

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. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. “Every new idea is just a mashup or a remix of one or more previous ideas.”

Can Competency-Based Education Demonstrate Mastery Across a Lifetime? #DLNchat

Edsurge

Before this technology existed, faculty & staff were making modifications manually so automation helps students, and the faculty and staff who serve them,” Long shared. Many #DLNchat -ters agreed that digital portfolios were one way to show skill mastery, but needed to go further. Keith Bevacqua shared this idea: “Perhaps by archiving full work sets after a course, not just providing a digital badge. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

In the edWebinar, “ Strategic Technology Planning and Investment,” which is part of CoSN’s Empowered Superintendent series for edWeb, three superintendents who’ve been in the trenches for all aspects of district edtech plans discussed effective financial planning for technology. 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 Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

During ClassLink and CoSN’s edWebinar, “ Accessibility for All: Creating an Equitable Learning Ecosystem, ” the presenters discussed the lessons they’ve learned, especially regarding technology as an instrument for accessibility. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

Edsurge

But in the field of education, we don’t even have a complete set of static competency frameworks for digital data that are openly accessible and interoperable—to say nothing of dynamic data that support real-time pathway optimization. The IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) plans to update its existing standards based on this work. In other words, statements within PDF documents cannot be reliably referenced in information systems and digital content.

An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

Instructional Design for Mobile Learning. INQ101x: Teaching With Technology and Inquiry: An Open Course For Teachers. Emerging Trends & Technologies in the Virtual K-12 Classroom. Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success. Digital Badge: Rockets to the Rescue! An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015. by Class Central. EDUCATION & TEACHING (29). Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools.

Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

We are seeing advances in technology at a frenetic rate, which is having a powerful impact on our learners. The engaging aspects of technology today and ubiquitous access to information provide constant engagement to learners of all ages. They have embraced this digital world as it provides consistent relevance and meaning through an array of interactive experiences. Effective digital learning environments focus on learning outcomes as opposed to the tools themselves.

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! Mark Nichols, Digital Promise Fellow Engaging K-12 Students in Meaningful Global Discussions with WorldVuze - Julia Coburn, Executive Director and Co-Founder of WorldVuz Global Learning: Exploring the World After School - Mary Grenz Jalloh, Director Students Investigate Culture Through Ethnography and Mobile Devices - Harry G Tuttle, Ed.

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! Mark Nichols, Digital Promise Fellow Engaging K-12 Students in Meaningful Global Discussions with WorldVuze - Julia Coburn, Executive Director and Co-Founder of WorldVuz Global Learning: Exploring the World After School - Mary Grenz Jalloh, Director Students Investigate Culture Through Ethnography and Mobile Devices - Harry G Tuttle, Ed.

WHAT’S NEW

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Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. ALMA START ( www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies launched an enrollment and admissions management tool called Alma Start. LAUREATE EDUCATION AND IBM DATA SCIENCE DIGITAL CURRICULUM ( www.laureate.net ) & ( www.ibm.com ) Laureate Education, Inc.

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