For the past week I’ve been introducing Open Badges to my Year 7 classes and thought I’d share my experiences.
I really wanted the students to get involved in deciding what badges should be awarded. The questions we used for discussion were:What have you already got badges for? Why do those organisations give you badges? What badges could we have in ICT?
The discussions surrounding those 3 questions were quite enlightening, as shy students who had not said a word during the previous 2 week’s lessons, shared their achievements outside school and as the penny dropped that these were badges outside ICT competencies – teamwork, creativity, volunteering etc, the enthusiasm of the class noticeably increased.