Beyond Badges: Why Personalized Learning Advocates Need to Care about Blockchain

Doug Levin

Tom Vander Ark of Getting Smart has argued that “ parent-managed learner profiles ” will by key to both enabling and scaling personalization in education. Blog Credentialing Distributed Computing Personalized Learning Badges Bitcoin Blockchain Gridcoin

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.

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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. You can now learn anywhere, with anyone, at anytime you want for free.

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! If you are still waiting for your personal invitation to join Twitter, consider this it!

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.

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.

Using Micro-credentials for Personalized Professional Development

Digital Promise

Using available micro-credentials from Digital Promise, each educator can create a personalized professional development plan that builds on the expertise they feel they most need in the classroom and in our schools. Personalized PD strengthens both individual and group skills.

Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

It is not that our students are actually learning differently per se, but the environment in which they are learning is dramatically different. They have embraced this digital world as it provides consistent relevance and meaning through an array of interactive experiences.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! The teachers are very new to web tools, developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and are currently teaching full time. I look forward to grading their reflective eportfolios, because this is when my students begin to look back at their learning journey and see how much they’ve grown. Reflective Learning with Student Digital Portfolios from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

Roadmap to a Job-Embedded Growth Model

A Principal's Reflections

Undeterred, I continued to talk about the concept of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) and what it had done for my professional growth. Best of all, at least in my mind, was the newfound ability to learn anytime, from anywhere, with anyone in the world for free.

There Are 700K+ Credentials — and Counting. Which Ones Are ‘Quality’?

Edsurge

In 2016, Credential Engine set out to tally all the badges , degrees, certificates, licenses and diplomas available to denote educational attainment.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! The teachers are very new to web tools, developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and are currently teaching full time. I look forward to grading their reflective eportfolios, because this is when my students begin to look back at their learning journey and see how much they’ve grown. Reflective Learning with Student Digital Portfolios from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

What Problems Has Edtech Solved, and What New Ones Did It Create?

Edsurge

But with that comes greater risks to personal privacy and potential for misuse. Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO of DreamBox Learning Jessie Woolley-Wilson (CEO, DreamBox Learning): In the past, educators were focused on how to get more devices in the classroom. Open digital badges.

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Micro-credentials for teacher PD: Why? What? How?

Neo LMS

Micro-credentials work as small, specialist modules that teachers earn and accumulate, thereby progressing along a learning pathway of their own design. The outcome is usually a PD learning portfolio that excites and empowers. Is there an opening for a badging maven at your school?

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. They learn these topics and then demonstrate competency via varied forms of assessment. .

Want to be a stronger digital leader?

eSchool News

How can we best harness the positive aspects of technology to improve student learning and the schools we work in? When we apply principals of efficacy to the Pillars of Digital Leadership , we’re well on our way toward integrating technology with confidence that learning will be transformed.

The Power of Positive Climate and Culture

EdTechTeam

As a coach assisting teachers with technology integration and personalized learning, I notice patterns arising from teacher to teacher. How a person feels is paramount to achievement. The answer is by personalizing learning and allowing students to set goals for themselves.

OPINION: The new lifelong learner — an education to match America’s economic needs

The Hechinger Report

And lifelong learning is the education that never ends: An ever-evolving mastery and proof of abilities. The good news about lifelong learning for employers is that it means more workers will tailor their skills directly to their job functions. Future of Learning.

Sketch 50: Join the movement!

EdTechTeam

From digital doodles in apps like Procreate and Paper53 to sticky notes and notebook paper -- sketchers young and old are finding their #sketch50 entrypoint. EDUsketchers and Doodlers Join the #Sketch50 Movement !

Address Learning Differences with These Micro-credentials from @DigitalPromise

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators know the importance of understanding how a student learns best and then designing an approach tailored that student’s needs. This comes in the form of learning that is student centered , differentiated, and takes into account the learner’s differences and preferences.

Can Online Courses Help Fix Teacher Professional Development?

techlearning

Back in 2014, I made such an attempt , and although it was successful not only for our district, but for other districts as well, disruption in the professional learning space, has been limited.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Student outcomes and budget management: Basically, this means schools need to balance their learning goals and desired impact on the students and teachers with a realistic budget. The district was one of three schools recognized nationally by ISTE for its digital badge program.

Address Learning Differences with These Micro-credentials from @DigitalPromise

techlearning

Innovative educators know the importance of understanding how a student learns best and then designing an approach tailored that student’s needs. This comes in the form of learning that is student centered , differentiated, and takes into account the learner’s differences and preferences.

Digital Leadership – LIVE Blog of Eric Sheninger Keynote at Leading Future Learning 2015

EdTechTeacher

Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP) , kicked off the 2015 Leading Future Learning conference with his keynote on Digital Leadership.

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

MindShift

Deeper Learning: The expert panel identified several long-term trends that will greatly influence the adoption of technology in classrooms over the next five years and beyond. Access to mobile technology especially has helped students feel comfortable in the role of digital creator.

How To Make Learning Visible: A Spectrum

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Make Learning Visible: A Spectrum. The idea of making learning visible isn’t new. It comes in many forms, from essays, quizzes, and exams, to the lifeless “ What’d you learn in school today? How To Make Learning Visible: A Spectrum.

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Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

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 - 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.

WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

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. Each learning space is equipped with a 20’ 2” (6.16

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction,” according to MIndwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. Related, via Doug Belshaw : “Some thoughts on the future of the Open Badges backpack.” Google has launched a curriculum called “ Be Internet Awesome ” to encourage digital safety and citizenship. “ Gates , Zuckerberg Philanthropies Team Up on Personalized Learning ,” Education Week reports. Education Politics.

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2014 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, November 19th ( US-Eastern Time ) 1:00am Globally Connecting Classes through Interactive Learning Objects - Ezra Samantha M. 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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” From the press release : “ Concentric Sky Announces BadgeRank – a New Search Engine for Digital Badges.” ISTE amping up/normalizing surveillance in education at this year's conference: "Smart badges at ISTE 2018" [link] Note: EventBit doesn't post a privacy policy, but parent company's policy is hardly comforting: [link] #edtech #ISTE2018 #ISTE18 — ???????? ?????????? million for its language learning app.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm). Badges.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Tony Bates : “Responses to the Canadian survey of online and distance learning.” Salesforce has filed a patent for “ Digital badging for facilitating virtual recognition of an achievement.” ” Google announces it is “Funding 75,000 Udacity scholarships to bridge the digital skills gap.” Parla.ai – “No need to spend money on teachers – I’ll help you learn English effectively and for free!”