Meaningful Learning with Missions and Badges. Meaningful Elearning with Digital Badges & Missions. Sending Students on Learning Missions. Motivate and Celebrate with Digital Badges. EVO Mods' Training Nov. 15 2015: Shelly Terrell on Badges. Shelly #MMVC14 HandOut. Send Them on Learning Missions. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Wednesday, December 4th 2013 Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category “If you think of learning as a path, you can picture yourself walking beside her rather than either pushing or dragging or carrying her along.” ~ Polly Berrien Berends We are born curious.
Observe toddlers playing and you will notice their eyes questioning the objects around them. Through experimentation and play, they resolve their own questions. I want to be the kind of teacher who inspires my students to actively learn beyond my class, because they are curious. Create an online community. Game based learning & Gamification. Lots people want to get started with game based learning, gamification and serious games in their training.
We’ve been curating game related content for over a year and a half while conducting our own research and case studies. Here are 100 articles related to games and learning. Some of them are research-based, while others just offer an interesting perspective to spark discussion. Take what you need and share this with a colleague. Game Based Learning Mobile Games for Adult Learning: What’s the Appeal? What Is A Badge? Shelly Sanchez Terrell. RSCON5 Digital Badges. Badges. RFC: Badge Validation (v1.3) Reconnect Learning. Open Badges one sheet.pdf - Dropbox. A GENEALOGY OF BADGES - Information, Communication & Society - Volume 15, Issue 3. Digital badges. Digital badges are a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality or interest that can be earned in various learning environments. Origin and Development Showing a user's group of badges from Mozilla's Badge Backpack.
Traditional physical badges have been used for many years by various organizations such as the United States Army and the Boy Scouts of America to give members a physical emblem to display the accomplishment of various achievements. While physical badges have been in use for hundreds of years, the idea of digital badges is a relatively recent development drawn from research into gamification.  As game elements, badges have been used by organizations such as Foursquare and Huffington Post to reward users for accomplishing certain tasks. In 2005, Microsoft introduced the Xbox’ 360 Gamerscore system, which is considered to be the original implementation of an achievement system. Badges. What is a Badge?
Badge [baj]: a special or distinctive mark, token, or device worn as a sign of allegiance, membership, authority, achievement, etc. (Source: Dictionary.com) ClassBadges blog. Badge Bingo. Badges. Mozilla Backpack. Rewards and Gaming #3dgamelab. The idea of badges and achievements in gaming is a problem for teachers who have abolished extrinsic motivators in their classrooms.
In 3DGL there is a Badges section, an Achievements section and an Awards section. I’m really conflicted by the awards section because it’s more like rewards than badges and achievements in my eyes. I wrote a blog post years ago that led me to raise the discussion of awards ceremonies at my school. We used to have monthly awards ceremonies where we’d give out awards to some kids and choose a few students of the month. It never felt good and the many kids who sat with no award were not being motivated to try harder. We actually put a stop to it. Where Learning Happens. Badges, Do We Need Them? #3dgamelab. Not sure, jury’s still out on that one for me.
In my brief, 22 year career, I’ve tried incentives such as grades, stickers, beans in a jar, lotto tickets, class money, awards all the way to abolishing all of those, even the grades. The change to no rewards and punishments worked, but not as well as I imagined. I still wasn’t reaching all my students. So I tried gamification. Okay, only last year but at least I tried it once. I’ve been going back and forth on the use of rewards in class. Heroic learning, come play! Open Badges one sheet.pdf - Dropbox. Georgia Virtual Learning Open Online Teacher Training. Free school blogs and secure social learning platform. Credly. Credly. Open Badges Community.
Open Badges. Mozilla Backpack. Features - eduClipper. Maria's blog: Learn with Passion. KEY...
Keep Educating Yourself When I was invited by Shelly Sanchez Terrell to participate in the The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators I thought about the tittle "Learn with Passion" but not from the students' point of view but... from the teachers' point of view. Why? Because we always think about students and never about us! We tend to attend courses, seminars, webinars and congresses to learn about stuff for them... With the availability of new technologies, with thousands of resources inside the Internet, we teachers don't know where to start and how to start to look for material, support and other colleagues with the same problems.
The first one and my "guiding star" is the The Webheads in Action. The second must-site is Simple K12. Mozilla Backpack. Teaching English. Want to issue open badges? Here are some options. NOTE: If you notice a service in this list that is no longer active or you see one that is missing, please use the form at the bottom of the post to submit changes.
As I’ve written a bit about micro-credentials and digital badges this year, I have a growing number of people asking me about how they can start designing and issuing badges. While I like getting into the strategic planning part of things, most of these questions are just about what tools and technologies exist to issue badges. So, this post is my initial answer to that question. Of course, one’s decision depends upon a number of factors: goals, desired features, essential features, reporting requirements, technical acumen, financial resources, whether there is need for long-term record-keeping, whether the badges are part of a formal academic offering, etc.
Digital Badges Resources Badgechat. A lot of folks are asking how they can learn about Digital Badges.
Start here: Reading List #BadgeChatK12 Flipboard Magazine This is a regularly updated magazine of the best reads the web has to offer about Digital Badges. It is curated by #BadgeChatK12 moderators and several of the most active Badge Chatters. What is a Badge? This video explains it in under 3 minutes Whether it's you who needs an explanation or you are looking to share a succinct overview with colleagues, administrators or community partners, the Chicago Art Department has you covered.