6 things you need to know about digital badges

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Today’s classrooms use a variety of learning approaches , some formal like lectures and some informal like watching videos. You should get credit for online chats, reading articles, and watching videos because each of these experiences provides you with the knowledge to build your teaching practice. Well, you can with a digital badge. Think of them like badges earned in scouting, demonstrating a unique skill or accomplishment. How does a digital badge work?

Digital Badges: A Simple Way to Motivate

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Digital Badges have started to become a big deal in the everyday classroom. Why do students care about badges? In all of the video games and apps that your students are playing, they earn badges. Kids (and adults) love collecting those badges in the games they play. In turn, they can quickly love collecting badges in your classroom. So after reading this, you may be thinking 2 things: 1) How do I create badges? Badge List Makewav.es

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Digital Badges in the Classroom (What, When, & How) – SULS096

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The post Digital Badges in the Classroom (What, When, & How) – SULS096 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s talk digital badges with the experts: Cate Tolnai and Jen Gibson! Digital badges can help us engage students (even remote learners).

Digital Badges: A Simple Way to Motivate

Class Tech Integrate

Digital Badges have started to become a big deal in the everyday classroom. Why do students care about badges? In all of the video games and apps that your students are playing, they earn badges. Kids (and adults) love collecting those badges in the games they play. In turn, they can quickly love collecting badges in your classroom. So after reading this, you may be thinking 2 things: 1) How do I create badges? Badge List Makewav.es

Savvy’s Interviews: Badge Summit, Finland, & #PassTheScopeEDU

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today Savvy conducted her pre-ISTE interviews at the Badge Summit. Below, watch the live video interviews baby Savvy conducted with Noah Geisel and Derek Larson who talk about why digital badges and #PassTheScopeEDU. He talked about digital badging and the Finnish education system. Noah Geisel: Why Digital Badges? Derek Larson Interviews Eric Rousselle: Digital Badges and Finland.

Savvy’s Interviews: Student Voice, UDL, Makerspaces & More

Teacher Reboot Camp

Savvy conducted her pre-ISTE interviews at the Badge Summit and at the famous El Mercado shops at Market Square. Below, watch the live video interviews. Barbara Bray ( @BBray27 ) shared her work with Universal Design Learning, digital badges, and makerspaces. Conference Highlights #ISTE2017 #NOTATISTE digital badges ISTE makerspaces pivot tables student voice UDL universal design

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In Support of Teachers: First State Micro-credential Initiative

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They are working in partnership with Digital Promise , a national non-profit organization working to empower educators to use technology to engage, motivate, and personalize learning for all learners. iLearnMaine Micro-credentials will be a collection within the Digital Promise Educator Micro-credential Program. This is also the first formal partnership between a state and Digital Promise. Watch the announcement ( note : the slides aren’t visible in the video).

The Growing Potential of Micro-Credentials

A Principal's Reflections

There is a great deal of talk these days about micro-credentials and digital badging as a means to acknowledge professional learning of educators. Check out what Mozilla has created with their Open Badges platform. She felt that a digital-badge-based system would allow participating educators to learn and earn badges anytime and anywhere. Educators should be comfortable teaching, working, and learning in an increasingly connected global digital society.

Agency: Important for Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

The added bonus here is that other documents, images, and videos can be embedded, which really creates a more dynamic agenda. If digital leadership is your thing, set up a few tools ( Padlet , TodaysMeet, Tackk ) and allow anonymous comments to be posted. Accountability for learning is ensured through a vetting process and the badge represents the successful achievement of a learning goal.

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. For example, a short video outlining the agenda items can be created and viewed by teachers beforehand. Change digital badges Innovation Personal Learning Network professional growth period time management One of the most utilized excuses in education when it comes to change is lack of time.

Engage Students with ThingLink Video

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

In Week 5 of the ThingLink Teacher Challenge participants are encouraged to design a media rich guided learning experience to engage students with ThingLink Video. These annotated video lessons work well because they allow students to progress at their own pace, providing opportunities for review and challenge. Once a ThingLink Video lesson is created and published, it can be accessed at school or at home as an extension of the classroom. Select Video from your dashboard.

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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

The World Championship of Booktalks (Video)

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With over 30,000 votes cast in round one, excitement has been building for this year’s final four #30SecondBooktalk video entries. The title includes bragging rights, the Vince Lombooki digital badge, and $500 in books for the winner’s classroom or school library. Step 1: Watch all four booktalks in the video podcast above. Step 3: Cheer on your favorites AND share your own video booktalks using the #30SecondBooktalk hashtag! The wait is over!

Tips for Teacher Motivation, Goal-Setting, and PLNs!

Teacher Reboot Camp

You can still join the free course and receive badges backed by the Ministry of Education in Spain and INTEF for activities you complete. The second week our focus is on student motivation and we will be designing learning missions and digital badges. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Video Recording.

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Incredible Giveaways Whether You Are at #ISTE18 or #Notatiste18

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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.

Get Inspired Whether You’re at #ISTE2017 or #NotAtISTE

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The last week of June I am attending the Badge Summit and ISTE convention in my hometown, San Antonio. Watch our first Periscope video below to find out why this ISTE is so special for Savvy and our family! June 24th, catch us at the Badge Summit. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. This will be my newborn, Savannah’s, first ISTE.

Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I’ve learned to use free web tools to design headers on different social networks, graphics for books and digital badges, banners, flyers, parent newsletters, programs, digital magazines, book covers, logos, and more!

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31 Days of Digital Goodies

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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 !

Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Virtual learning communities enable every student to share their thoughts, ideas, and creativity with their peers in multiple formats, such as text, video, audio, and embedded media.

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Pindex

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Pindex is an interesting new site for educational videos/courses. It is very similar to Pinterest where a user can "pin" a image or video, w/ some nice sharing options. However, there is a nice feature that awards digital badges for users who complete a "course" on a given topic. curating Digital video Search engineI highly recommend checking out Pindex by clicking here !!!

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 ! Virtual learning communities enable every student to share their thoughts, ideas, and creativity with their peers in multiple formats, such as text, video, audio, and embedded media.

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Technology Tidbits

This is done through fun and engaging learning games w/ educational portal where teachers can track and monitor student progress, assign educational videos, use a digital badge system, testing, benchmarking, and much much more.

The 30 Goals Free eConference, July 16-20th!

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On the page, click play on the video at the time of the presentation. Join the Chatwing below the videos to meet other participants! For each session you can receive a Certificate of Participation and badges. Download your first digital badge, Support a Movement , for sharing this post, the poster above , or the program, or for attending. Check out the video and incredible sketchnote by Sylvia Duckworth! Here is a video of what the challenges are about!

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 !

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Technology Tidbits

This is done through fun and engaging learning games w/ educational portal where teachers can track and monitor student progress, assign educational videos, use a digital badge system, testing, benchmarking, and much much more.

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Technology Tidbits

This is done through fun and engaging learning games w/ educational portal where teachers can track and monitor student progress, assign educational videos, use a digital badge system, testing, benchmarking, and much much more.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Three months ago these teachers were new to integrating digital storytelling projects, integrating technology, social bookmarking, and connecting with teachers online. After the course, they have contributed to our collaborative Pinterest boards, created and shared on Twitter, attempted missions and received digital badges, and kept digital portfolios. Add video, pdfs, etc.

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Technology Tidbits

This is done through fun and engaging learning games w/ educational portal where teachers can track and monitor student progress, assign educational videos, use a digital badge system, testing, benchmarking, and much much more.

Microsoft Education Has New Features for Social-Emotional Learning

EdTech Magazine

Beginning in late September, Teams will feature SEL-specific badges that teachers can give to their students as part of the Praise app. Educators can use these digital badges to “recognize student social skills, grow emotional vocabulary and give valuable recognition to the daily wins in their students’ learning,” explains Mark Sparvell, director of marketing education at Microsoft, in a blog post announcing the new features.

Microsoft Education Has New Features for Social-Emotional Learning

EdTech Magazine

Beginning in late September, Teams will feature SEL-specific badges that teachers can give to their students as part of the Praise app. Educators can use these digital badges to “recognize student social skills, grow emotional vocabulary and give valuable recognition to the daily wins in their students’ learning,” explains Mark Sparvell, director of marketing education at Microsoft, in a blog post announcing the new features.

Balancing Act: Cybersecurity in the Connected Classroom

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BECOME AN INSIDER: Sign up access to exclusive EdTech videos, whitepapers and articles. The APS Digital Badge Program: The APS Digital Badge Program uses microcredentials to describe student success across five key areas: collaboration, critical thinking, information literacy, invention and self-direction. Once in high school, students can choose to move their badges from internal networks to public-facing social sites such as LinkedIn.

How to Assess Digital Literacy

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Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” Why require a summative written report rather than one delivered via video or audio?

Edthena Adds Micro-Credentials to Help Districts Recognize Teacher Growth

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District leaders and coaches can design and issue custom micro-credentials when teachers demonstrate skill mastery within the Edthena video platform. Then teachers can gather video evidence and non-video artifacts of those skills and securely share them with a coach or mentor.

7 sneaky ways to get students reading using technology

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Use a digital timer. To keep attention from wandering and to build up stamina, use a highly visible digital timer. Create challenges and badges. Promoting reading with easy badges that students can earn is a powerful motivator. Create a series of digital badges, some of which are easy to achieve and some of which are slightly harder, that students can apply for by showing evidence of learning or completing a performance task.

Issuing Micro-Credentials to Your Teachers Can Reward Competency

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They offer districts an innovative way to document teachers’ skills while allowing the teachers to share their progress with others via a digital badge. Evidence inside Edthena can range from videos of teaching to unit plans to sample student work.