Create a Stage to Showcase
Creativity, Focus, Persistence, and Achievement
Changing Classroom Culture With BadgesAs mentioned in many educational circles (and previous Shupester post) providing achievement badges is very meaningful in a personalized learning classroom.
Digital or Physical?Digital badges have become a thing in online games and in many learning systems. When you level up in a game, or take a short course and pass a test, we have digital badges and micro credentials.
Unfortunately, digital badges are only visible when logged into that particular learning system and often require you to navigate to each individual's profile rather than being showcased in the learning community.
For this reason, I decide to take digital badging back into the physical world.
Some say the first badges were scrawled into cave walls by brave hunters millennia ago.
Even though this article reports on education in Norway, we have seen similar policies in the good old U.S. of A. We have often said that student success has a high correlation with stable, healthy home environments and supportive, educated parents. So the big question is can (or should) teachers be held responsible or accountable for parent learning or educational involvement?
The Denmark regulation states: The school and now will: facilitate cooperation with the home and ensure that parents / guardians share responsibility in schools. Good teachers should already be doing that. The concern is when it becomes law and must be documented, assessed and enforced.