Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

While online consider making some time to learn and then apply a new skill while earning a digital badge to acknowledge your informal learning. Change digital badges Innovation Personal Learning Network professional growth period time management

What You Need to Know About Micro-credentials Open Badges

Digital Promise

Earners receive a shareable digital badge that enhances their resume and validates their unique skills. All micro-credentials issued on Digital Promise’s Micro-credential Platform are Open Badges, which has been important for the growth of the micro-credentialing ecosystem.

Join Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team!

More Verbs

We currently have one opening for a Regional Education Representative: Digital Learning Specialist (and anticipate two more in the coming months). iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credentials – The first state program to leverage micro-credentials and digital badging for professional learning.

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.

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.

To Retain College Students, Look to Academic Support and Campus Activities, New Report Finds

Edsurge

At public institutions with open admissions policies, it was 62 percent; at private nonprofit institutions with open admissions policies, it was 66 percent. What keeps college students coming back for more?

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3 Areas A #TrumpEducation Admin Cld Focus On More

The Innovative Educator

A #TrumpEducation administration could embrace digital badges and micro-credentials. Most recently, in 2015, Trump published Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America where he lays out specific policy in a number of areas including education.

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

EdNews Daily

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.

As the Higher Ed Opportunity Act Turns 10, Here’s How the Landscape Has Changed

Edsurge

Outcomes-based policy will be a fixture of the upcoming debate over the future of federal higher education accountability. Supporters of innovation have championed approaches like digital badges, alternative credentials, competency-based education (CBE), and work-based learning for the convenience, flexibility, and efficiency they have to offer. Outcomes-based policy will be a fixture of the upcoming debate over the future of federal higher education accountability.

Online PD Courses Help Educators Understand Ed-Tech, Classroom Management, Study Finds

Marketplace K-12

The three biggest reasons pre-K-12 educators took online professional development courses in the past year were to learn how to use digital devices, how to use the educational software that goes on them, or to find out more about classroom behavior or management, according to a new study.

15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

Google Classroom is one of the most popular digital tools for the K-12 classroom. You could even gamify this idea and give digital badges for accomplishing a task or challenge. Package your Digital Assignments. See: Copyright Policy.

Creating Hive Pathways to STEM Success

Educator Innovator

However, one of the primary goals of Hive is to accommodate this movement, facilitating Connected Learning by making accessible a variety of different opportunities and types of programs across which youth move, perhaps with the help of digital badges.

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What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

MindShift

Access to mobile technology especially has helped students feel comfortable in the role of digital creator. Exposure during teacher training would help seed good practices early and ingrain digital literacy as an important skill for students to learn.

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.

Is the college degree outdated?

The Hechinger Report

Within the credential universe, you find badges and certificates (earned for completing a course) as well as licenses and certifications (which require an exam and must be renewed). And there is no count of badges. Related: The financial aid policy that shuts out millions of students.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

Badging Systems. Digital Badging as become a fun way for teachers and students to show off their accomplishments. Organizing and tracking badges could easily be managed through Google Classroom. Use #GoogleClassroom for Badging! See: Copyright Policy.

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

Wired Campus

Student privacy, easier-to-use digital tools for instructors, and efforts to offer alternative credentials were some of the most-talked-about topics this week at the South by Southwest Edu conference, an offshoot of the popular South by Southwest music festival. But the rules and norms for handling digital information generated by students are far from clear. Few were predicting, however, that new certifications or badges would eliminate the value of a college degree.

Lights on Afterschool: Bringing Together Educators, Schools and Communities

Educator Innovator

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. The facilitator badge is a great way for event hosts to be recognized for all the time and effort they’ve invested in organizing their events. You can get your badge in two easy steps: Register your event on the Lights On Afterschool website ; and then.

Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers?

MindShift

Digital Promise , a nonprofit with a mission of “accelerating innovation in education,” has been a strong proponent of micro-credentials , describing them as competency-based, on-demand, personalized and shareable. Digital Promise ).

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.

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 — ???????? ??????????

What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company

Edsurge

Wouldn’t a generous remote work policy help out faculty such as parents with young kids who are struggling to find and pay for child care? Looking around at the various “disruptive” forces in higher education—digital badging, MOOCs, competency-based education, online education, and so on—what if universities stopped fretting about or dismissing these, and instead developed their own skunkworks to get out in front of those ideas and do them right and avoid being disrupted?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

’s Mumps Outbreak Tells Us About Our Vaccine Policies.” More on for-profit higher ed policies in the for-profit higher ed section below. “ 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.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.” Via the Institute for Women’s Policy Research : “ Single Mothers are 3 Times More Likely to Enroll in For-Profit Colleges than Single Students without Children.” (National) Education Politics.

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Some of her accomplishments included implementing the North Carolina State Board of Education Global Education Action Items: the Global Educator Digital Badge, the Global-Ready Schools and District Implementation Rubrics and Designation Application, and Dual Language/Immersion Program Expansion.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The US Department of Education announced it was launching “a pilot to test rigorously the effectiveness of more flexible loan counseling policies on federal student loan borrowers.” “Digital badges aren’t replacing the bachelor’s degree any time soon,” Inside Higher Ed helpfully points out. Education Politics. “ Ugandan parliament orders Bridge Academy schools closed,” according to Education International.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The 74 : “ Trump Towers Over Education: How His Candidacy Is Already Affecting Federal Policy.” Conference of Mayors Resolves to Support Digital Badging ,” says Edsurge. There’s some more research on badges and alternative credentials in the research section below. “ XO Infinity Modular Laptop Goes Up For Pre-Order Minus Its Modular Design,” The Digital Reader’s Nate Hoffelder reports. Education Politics.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

As The New York Times’ Natasha Singer described the work of the non-profit in June : Code.org has emerged as a new prototype for Silicon Valley education reform: a social-media-savvy entity that pushes for education policy changes, develops curriculums, offers online coding lessons and trains teachers – touching nearly every facet of the education supply chain. MIT will issue digital diplomas on the blockchain. Pearson filed a patent for badges.