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’ve been somewhat hesitant to jump into digital badges world (despite knowing the digital badge ninja, @senorg) because I feared that digital badges were just one more way to categorize and label kids, another carrot to dangle in the classroom. Toward the end of the school year, EPIC added digital badges. APS issues badges using Credly.

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With support from the Next Generation Learning Challenge and the Assessment for Learning Project , we developed a competency-based assessment approach called Competency X , which is personalized for our learners and results in digital badges that are validated by local industry and college partners to prepare them for internships and post-secondary work. Next page: A unique badging model engages students.


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


In 2016, Credential Engine set out to tally all the badges , degrees, certificates, licenses and diplomas available to denote educational attainment. Both reports note that most jobs available today require some education or training beyond a high school diploma, and that on average, workers who have post-secondary credentials earn more than those who don’t.

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

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It’s librarians that are supposed to curate and guide further studies and deeper dives or sideways jumps to secondary topics. With adaptive digital curriculum now on the scene, imparting whole sequences of study, teachers are guiding students to take the next module in the software – or not, if it’s self-guide courses like those found on Khan Academy and hundreds of other publicly available sites. Publishing and pushing content digitally and answering all messages.

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


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.”.

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.

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality


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.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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. Her previous experiences include being a classroom business teacher at the high school and post-secondary levels, assistant director of a vocational cooperative, principal at East Noble High School, and assistant superintendent at East Noble School Corporation.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. A regular contributor to Education Week , PBS, Share My Lesson, and TED Ed, Cleary documents ways digital storytelling can be used in the classroom, highlighting teacher and student voices.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. Sue Hellman has shared this PD opportunity for teachers that will discuss how digital badges are transfroming the age-old model of assessment in schools.

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.

'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.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, Badges.