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A Principal's Reflections: Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections: Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning | Open Badges, badges, badges, badges.... | Scoop.it

This is an awesome post about the use of badges for CPD. Inspires me and makes me very jealous in equal measures!

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Would love to hear about UK schools using badges as part of CPD. Was told that @stuartridout was considering this in his school.

 

Surely the lifting and handling badge is only around the corner (or on the shelf)? 

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Implementation of Open Badges in Education

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Graeme Boxwell at Newcastle University sent out a questionnaire to various education institutions asks 3 simple questions concerning their use of Open Badges. With the results now in, here is his blogpost and analysis of the 63 replies.

 

Makes for very interesting reading indeed.

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Badge List - Digital credentials for organizations

Badge List - Digital credentials for organizations | Open Badges, badges, badges, badges.... | Scoop.it

This looks a particularly useful Badge creation/awarding site especially as you can made groups private. The cost for schools is very reasonable indeed $25 per year per teacher and unlimited students.

 

The card layout is pleasing on the eye and I like how you can indicate what needs to be done to earn the badge.

 

Just need to find a suitable displayer.

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Open chat on OpenBadges!

Open chat on OpenBadges! | Open Badges, badges, badges, badges.... | Scoop.it

#badgechatk12 Discussion on Badges in education. The conversation takes place every Monday at 10pm GMT (term time).

 

Focus mainly K-12 schools but should have interest for any teacher using badges/badging.

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Badges for Learning | Canvas Community

Badges for Learning | Canvas Community | Open Badges, badges, badges, badges.... | Scoop.it

An opportunity to take part in an interactive online course which will give you a better idea and understanding of gamification and the user of digital badges to reward learning through the CanvasVLE

 

What else better do you have to do during the mid term break?

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In New Jersey, Digital Badging Sparks Professional Learning | College Ready

Further developments and explanations of an article further down the page. This has great potential and could also work really effectively if you are looking at a generic skills program for students too. The link to their website is on a separate post

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Creating Learning Pathways with Open Badges - YouTube

Watch as learning specialist Bob Price shares his plans to use Open Badges to create a learning pathway that will underpin the knowledge required for the tea...
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Brilliant watch/listen - essential for anyone thinking about setting up Open Badges. Lots of examples and ideas. Bob's slide show is equally effective (see link on other curated post)

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Dominique-Alain Jan's presentation on Open Badges Maharahui 15

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Even without the commentary and notes this is a thoroughly engaging read through the development and future steps of open badges. Mentions in detail the new Open Badge Passport model referenced elsewhere on this topic.
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Open badge passport

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Another free badging storage and display site. Looks very promising. Always good to see more of these.
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Digital Leaders - MakeWaves Social Media Platform and Digital Badges

Digital Leaders - MakeWaves Social Media Platform and Digital Badges | Open Badges, badges, badges, badges.... | Scoop.it

A great post from October 2014 by Chris Sharples (@gr8ict) on using the Makewaves social media platform for digital leaders and their badging setup for Level 1 and level 2 badges (set up and designed by Chris and scooped on this post elesewhere).

 

Well worth pursuing for schools with Digital leadership schemes.

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e and other learning: Cradle to the grave Part 1 - Primary School

e and other learning: Cradle to the grave Part 1 - Primary School | Open Badges, badges, badges, badges.... | Scoop.it

Super post making the argument for badging right from the start of a students education. Lots of salient points especially the dearth of suitable badge displayers for schools when compared to the number of badge issuers. 

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How Do I Use Badges in My Class?

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Badges and gamification can incentivize learners and bring an element of joy to the process of discovery. Let's explore how to use badges with big outcomes.

 

Super blog post by Dan Adiletta at Exit Ticket on Badges. Schools may be worth looking at www.classbadges.com as a secure badges site.

 

Interesting comments about the use of Credly for K-12!

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Creating Badges with Google Sheets

Creating Badges with Google Sheets | Open Badges, badges, badges, badges.... | Scoop.it
Thinking about adding badges to your class? There are many ways to award students badges including using Class Badges.

 

Such a simple but clever system using Google Docs and relying heavily on the very impressive image function. No need for students to sign up to other cloud based storage systems - can all be done through google products and some sharing.

 

Have tried to replicate this on OneDrive. Can't do it :O(

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Digital Leader Badges Framework

Digital Leader Badges Framework | Open Badges, badges, badges, badges.... | Scoop.it

This is SUPERB. A framework for accrediting student digital leaders in a range of different areas:

 

Leadership, Networking, Reporting, Creating, Educating, Presenting, Technician, Reviewing, and Safeguarding.

 

Currently written for two Levels: 1 and 2. This is a massive draw and incentive for students  as part of your school's digital leader setup and beyond.

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Charting the PD Waters With Badges in New Jersey

Charting the PD Waters With Badges in New Jersey | Open Badges, badges, badges, badges.... | Scoop.it
Although I love the freedom, flexibility and personalization of informal learning with my PLN on social media, I always felt that there should be a system for acknowledging that learning.  Badging for professional learning, now, seems an obvious solution. Badging itself has a long, rich history, eve
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Essential reading for anyone looking at Digital Badges & staff Professional Development (CPD, JPD, PD)

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MACPA Summit - Badge List

MACPA Summit - Badge List | Open Badges, badges, badges, badges.... | Scoop.it

Badging platform from a "non-school" organisation. I rather like the way they have set out the badges with a short description of them and how they are awarded.

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Badges and the Common Core

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Teacher and edtech leader Matthew Farber proposes integrating gamers' badges as an assessment and motivational model for teaching the Common Core.

 

Although waited towards US schools this article gives a great overview of badges, games based learning and a super PDF from the makewaves blog showing which platforms provide different badges - http://blog.makewav.es/files/2013/08/Badge-platform-comparison-sheet2.pdf 

 

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Chart the Course for Your Own Professional Learning |

Chart the Course for Your Own Professional Learning | | Open Badges, badges, badges, badges.... | Scoop.it

A link to New Milford High Schools badging system for teachers using Wordpress and Credly. Laura Fleming who set up the system is happy to share with other educators how it was done. Lots and lots of potential. For further thoughts see the other articles below on this school's innovative approach to improving its teachers digital skills in the classroom.

 

More about this here on her blog: http://worlds-of-learning.com/worlds-of-learning-nmhs

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TAMRITZ

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This is a fantastic (commercial) site from the US which supports schools setting up their own open badges system. Some brilliant blog articles and links to a range of other very useful sites.

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Badges, badges everywhere!

Badges, badges everywhere! | Open Badges, badges, badges, badges.... | Scoop.it

Brilliant post by Roisin Cassidy summarising the work being done by a range of different institutions on open badges.

 

These include: City & Guilds, Borders College, Open University, Barclays Digital Driving License and BBC/Digital.me

 

There is also the full webinar and slides of Bob Price's presentation. Well worth the watch/listen:

 

Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-xzL8cYmDU

 

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/learning_pool/creating-learning-pathways-with-open-badges?ref=http://blog.yorksj.ac.uk/moodle/2015/04/09/open-badges-3/ 

 

Lots of great links to explore further 

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Open badges passport initial thoughts - blogpost from Huxleypiguk

Open badges passport initial thoughts - blogpost from Huxleypiguk | Open Badges, badges, badges, badges.... | Scoop.it
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First insight into the new displayer for digital badges created by Discendum Oy. Find other posts about this elsewhere in this topic
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Open badges at Edinburgh University - beyond the classroom

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Great to see universities involved in accrediting student engagement outside of the classroom. I like the hierarchical system and the fact that the student body have been actively engaged in the process.
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We don't need no stinking badges! - YouTube

The classic clip from Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

 

Essential opening for any presentation on Open Badges :O)

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New Digital Practice Programme – now with added Open Badges – Digital Practice - Nottingham Trent University

New Digital Practice Programme – now with added Open Badges – Digital Practice - Nottingham Trent University | Open Badges, badges, badges, badges.... | Scoop.it

Great overview of a new course at NTU now offering digital badges through Credly.

 

You can find a link to Credly as a Scoop somewhere on this topic.

 

Would be great to have this sort of thing running as CPD at a school.

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More ideas on how to use badges

Philippe-Didier Gauthier's curator insight, April 15, 3:04 PM

#OpenBadges Les badges débarquent dans les institutions éducatives : reconnaître les compétences devient un mode de pensée pédagogique !

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Digital Badges in Schools Motivate Students, Research Shows | UKEdChat - Supporting the Education Community

Digital Badges in Schools Motivate Students, Research Shows | UKEdChat - Supporting the Education Community | Open Badges, badges, badges, badges.... | Scoop.it

Overview of research at Buffalo University that shows the impact of badges in learning and motivating students. 

 

Badges thought of as next generation of assessments. 

 

Badges have impact if:

They are enjoyable to earn

Recognises work that extends beyond a student's natural ability (not badges for the sake of badges)

Students value what the badge identifies

 

The second point is really interesting and something to really consider if adopting a new assessment strategy with students.

 

 

 

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