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.

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

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We co-created the badges in a Summer Workshop with teachers, scholars, and industry and college partners who collaborated to ensure that scholars are focused on the most important skills, knowledge, and dispositions for success. Next page: A unique badging model engages students.

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

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

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.

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

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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. The work completed in a CBE program could become part of a digital CV.” Or, as Evan Smith suggested, “Websites of state coordinating boards could list objectives cross-listed for, e.g., both secondary and post-secondary levels.”.

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

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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. In other words, statements within PDF documents cannot be reliably referenced in information systems and digital content. With openly available learning map data, links to those data can give digital content a point of reference.

15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers

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Google Classroom is one of the most popular digital tools for the K-12 classroom. Use a Google Doc as a Syllabus (Secondary). You could even gamify this idea and give digital badges for accomplishing a task or challenge. Package your Digital Assignments.

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

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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. The event brings together a mix of participants from different parts of education — teachers, administrators, and publishers in elementary, secondary, and higher education. Austin, Tex.

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In that role, Abdel-Kader was responsible for encouraging and promoting the study of foreign languages and the study other countries’ cultures at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels in the United States.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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These products – badges , microcredentials , micromasters , nanodegrees , and the like – have been packaged alongside (and by) MOOCs , coding bootcamps, and other popular ed-tech trends. Indeed, the job prospects for those with just a high school diploma but no additional schooling are pretty dismal , even for positions that once did not demand any sort of post-secondary education. MIT will issue digital diplomas on the blockchain.

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Participants will first learn about teaching students digital citizenship using a free K-12 curriculum aligned to Common Core Standards, available online or on iPads. How does your library manage digital collections? CEET Meet: Disrupting Assessment with Digital Badges.