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Out With the Degree, In With the Badge: How Badges Motivate Learning

Out With the Degree, In With the Badge: How Badges Motivate Learning | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

"Catherine Lacey, a student at the University of Western Australia, is a Level 40 Hero in biology.

That’s her ranking on OpenStudy, where she spends up to 30 hours per week answering homework questions posed by students around the world.

Hero is the hardest badge to attain on the site, indicating considerable time spent helping other students. And Lacey doesn’t just help beginners—one of the many merit badges she’s earned from OpenStudy is for tutoring students in MIT open biology courses."


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As someone who just started to elarn about badges, this is really intresting for me!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 15, 2013 9:14 PM

Are you wondering what badges are? Do you ask yourself why there is so much hype around them? This post answers these questions and more. Sections include:

* Background on Badges looks at how badges have been used for hundreds of years (think Boy Scounts and Girl Scounts) up through the initiative started through the Mozilla Foundation work on badges through what is happening at a variety of colleges and universities.

* What do Badges have on Traditional Degrees? This section looks at how badges can transform the current resume with 15 points (each with short explanations). Three of the points are below.

     * Skills-based Learning

     * Designed by Education Reformers

     * Comparing skills, not students

* How to Spearhead your own Digital Badge Movement - Learn about issues that may come up if you choose to begin to use badges. There are seven points (again with explanations). Two are below.

     * Use different badges for different types of assessment

     * Use Mozilla's Open Badges Infrastructure

Laura Graceffa's curator insight, August 16, 2013 6:15 PM

Can it work in an environment that discourages making differences in achievement obvious?

Yvonne Marie Webber's comment, August 26, 2013 11:35 PM
@Laura, I really think it can. the badges do not have to focus on product, but can focus on each student collaborating, sharing, contributing in the way that is best for that student. The badges do not have to be given in a hierarchal manner.
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Skycademy - Free High Altitude CPD - Raspberry Pi

Skycademy - Free High Altitude CPD - Raspberry Pi | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
We’re looking for 24 teachers (or youth leaders) to take part in a FREE two-and-a-half day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event aiming to provide experience of high altitude ballooning to educators, and demonstrating how it can be used as an engaging teaching opportunity. Over the last few year I’ve seen many awesome uses of the Raspberry …
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Many taking out student loans for coding boot camps that don’t even offer degrees

Many taking out student loans for coding boot camps that don’t even offer degrees | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
A growing number of companies are providing education loans to students who have no intention of earning a degree.
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Which digital books work best in the classroom? - The Conversation - The Conversation UK

Which digital books work best in the classroom? - The Conversation - The Conversation UK | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
For the first time, teachers have voted for the best ebooks to use in school.
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How educators can assist learners in developing...

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“How educators can assist learners is developing a growth mindset.” Learn more: - http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset - http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Criticism...
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Robotic Invasion Gets Kids Excited About Technology - CBS Local

Robotic Invasion Gets Kids Excited About Technology - CBS Local | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
A robotic invasion in Market Square today was part of a program to get kids excited about technology.
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The rhetorics of creativity: A review of the literature

The rhetorics of creativity:  A review of the literature | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
An analysis of conceptions of creativity, represented as rhetorics, in relation to education.

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Biteslide- A Presentation Tool Specifically for Younger learners

Biteslide- A Presentation Tool Specifically for  Younger learners | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Biteslide is an excellent web tool that teachers and students can use to present and create slidebooks. A Slidebook is a presentations that embeds an amazing blend of different multimedia materials that include images, videos, and text. Biteslide is specifically designed for students and teachers and provides an intuitive and safe environment where students and even young learners can experiment with the creation of interactive presentations.


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Augmented Learning:The future of EdTech and classroom engagement for young children - ICT in Practice

Augmented Learning:The future of EdTech and classroom engagement for young children - ICT in Practice | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Hold a beating 3D heart in the palm of your hand and watch as blood flows through it, travel to the centre
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POUND PEDAGOGY- LET’S PLAY by Ellie Overland - ICT in Practice

POUND PEDAGOGY- LET’S PLAY by Ellie Overland - ICT in Practice | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
When something is new, or we are teaching outside of our comfort zone it is only natural to keep our lessons ‘safe’
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TEACH YOUR MONSTERS TO READ - ICT in Practice

TEACH YOUR MONSTERS TO READ - ICT in Practice | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
by Ewa Wilson, deputy headteacher at Bonners C of E Primary School in East Sussex I have used Teach Your Monster to
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Is technology your best friend in the classroom? by Vini Bance - ICT in Practice

Is technology your best friend in the classroom? by Vini Bance - ICT in Practice | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Teaching found me in the slums of Mumbai whilst working for a Charity and this is where I learnt that teaching children
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ICT in Practice- Issue 12 - ICT in Practice

ICT in Practice- Issue 12 - ICT in Practice | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Click here to download the PDF version.  
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Minecraft is heading in a new direction with Story Mode - Daily News Service

Minecraft is heading in a new direction with Story Mode - Daily News Service | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
The first trailer for Minecraft: Story mode has been released.
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Future innovation depends on the 'kids coding' generation

Future innovation depends on the 'kids coding' generation | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Future innovation depends on the 'kids coding' generation, There's a new generation coming that won't just talk about dissatisfaction, they'll go off and build something better, says Matt Webb, global CTO of HeathWallace. | Marketing Magazine
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Lego: the building blocks of university teaching? | Times Higher Education - Times Higher Education

Lego: the building blocks of university teaching? | Times Higher Education - Times Higher Education | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
University of Huddersfield lecturer describes success of using plastic bricks in seminars
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3 Ways Educational Technology Tools Predict Student Success (EdSurge News)

3 Ways Educational Technology Tools Predict Student Success (EdSurge News) | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
One of the goals of academic assessment is to identify which students need help; the sooner they can be identified, the better.
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How to Regulate Your Child's Use of Technology at Every Age - New York Times

How to Regulate Your Child's Use of Technology at Every Age - New York Times | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Help children and teenagers maintain a healthy digital diet, without the helicopter-parenting effect.
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Peer Coaching Builds Community And Improves Writing Skills In Online Courses

Peer Coaching Builds Community And Improves Writing Skills In Online Courses | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
How Peer Coaching Helps To Build Community And Improve Writing Skills In Online Courses Writing assignments handled in the traditional way go like this: the instructor helps the student select the topic, the student submits the completed paper, and...

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Lego Story Maker- A Great Digital Storytelling App for kids ~ EdTech & MLearning

Lego Story Maker- A Great Digital Storytelling App for kids ~ EdTech & MLearning | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

"Lego Friends Story Maker is a good app that kids (ages 6+) can use to unleash their creativity through digital storytelling activities that involve the creation, writing, and publishing of visually appealing multimedia stories. This free app has a kids-friendly interface and provides a set of easy tools such as drag and drop, stickers, text, emoticons, voice recording and backgrounds that make every story come alive."


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Who doesn't love Lego?

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Primary Computing in Action - ICT in Practice

Primary Computing in Action - ICT in Practice | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
  This book has been written for primary teacher trainees, in service primary school teachers and teacher support staff to develop their
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Using Selfies for Accountability - ICT in Practice

Using Selfies for Accountability - ICT in Practice | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Introduction The gap between theory and practice is a long standing issue in education (Korthagen, 2011). Traditional university-based teacher preparation programs are
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Technology within the Primary Classroom: A personal Exploration by Samuel Peacock - ICT in Practice

Technology within the Primary Classroom: A personal Exploration by Samuel Peacock - ICT in Practice | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
I have recently become interested in the ways in which computing under the new National Curriculum will have an impact on children’s
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Encouraging new forms of ICT within my placement school…by Lucy Wood - ICT in Practice

Encouraging new forms of ICT within my placement school…by Lucy Wood - ICT in Practice | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
I have been at my current placement school since January. Working in a year 5 classroom I could see how engaged children
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Problem solving activities by Dale Coan - ICT in Practice

Problem solving activities by Dale Coan - ICT in Practice | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Dale Coan Currently a specialist teacher of computing covering all years groups from Y1 to Y6 at Hexthorpe Primary School, Doncaster, South
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Minecraft in school? How video games could be the future of learning

Minecraft in school? How video games could be the future of learning | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
A new study is the latest to support the use of video games, in particular the popular children’s game Minecraft, in classroom learning.
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