Showcase Learning with Digital Badges Angela Elkordy Doctoral Candidate Eastern Michigan University College of Education Leadership and Counseling Dept. [email protected] Digital badges mini survey: http://goo.gl/5RhkfR Collaborate: backchannel: https://todaysmeet.com/badges Teacher JOY! Objective What are “digital badges”? Why digital badges for learning and assessment? View examples of badging systems Understand how digital badges can add value and transparency in learning environments Digital badges study: Opportunity! Where to find additional resources Overview Why? What? When? How? In brief…. What are digital badges? Digital age learners…. Socio-cultural context … DML Competition: Digital Badge Development Where do digital badges “live”? What’s an OBI? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQxEszFeKmk Track student learning over time Source: Building Badges for Informal Learning Environments: http://fastapps.hri.uci.edu/files/2423/files/BADGEworkshopsheets.pdf Learning targets (knowledge); Behavioral targets; Socio-emotional targets; Soft skill targets; Skill based targets (competencies); Proficiency (or Mastery) targets; Motivation targets; How can I use digital badges? Measure “new” skills; Differentiate instruction; Communicate expectations; Provide essential formative feedback; Increase learners’ metacognitive skills and self-efficacy; Share ideas! How can I use digital badges? Who’s Badging? Clinton Global Initiative evidence-based; acknowledge and communicate skills; flexible; granular; “common assessments.” Digital badges “of” learning Robust digital badge assessments : are transparent; scaffold learning; motivate learners; provide critical formative feedback; communicate expectations widely; reinforce and strengthen important metacognitive skills can be used to recognize, assess and communicate a wide variety of skills; differentiate. Digital badges “for” learning Achievement (specific criteria) Affiliation (belonging) Behavioral Demonstration of specific skills (products) Incremental (toward a goal) Participation (events, classes, meetings) Social capital (mentoring, collaborating, team building) Kinds of badges What do you think? (https://todaysmeet.com/badges) How would you use digital badges? Take the survey: http://goo.gl/5RhkfR AADL Library Badges Badging in the City: Chicago Summer of Learning Smithsonian Quests Badges for Educators Mozilla’s Badge Kit: http://badgekit.openbadges.org/ Digital Badging Systems: Passport Digital Badging Systems: Classbadges.com Digital Badging Systems: Makewav.es Understanding by Design What are the learning targets? What kind of products will evidence learning? What kinds of activities and experiences will support mastery learning? Bonus: instantly reflective! How can I *teach* these concepts to ensure learning? Digital badge assessments can align well with the idea of critically looking at learning and mastery of concepts can be evidenced Digital badges can guide or scaffold learning, leading to greater understanding Through performance activities, learning is made “visible” Design for Understanding Sample badge design Design Tools Badges Examples & Ideas Opportunity to participate in award winning research … Grades 6-12 Digital Badges Badge Design: • Learning trajectory with increasing cognitive difficulty • Standards alignment • Performance assessment / suggested activities to demonstrate content mastery • Resources and ideas This digital badge trajectory scaffolds learning in basic data and statistical concepts for middle and high school age learners. It is designed to be used in a variety of content areas in addition to science and math. 4 levels plus one challenge level Aligned with Next Generation Science Standard, Practice: “Analyzing and Interpreting Data” Aligned with CCSS Math (Data and Statistics, for grades 6-10) Also, alignment with NETS-S and P21 Includes: Learning Targets, Badge Requirements, Performance Tasks, Evidence of Learning Suitable for grades 6 and up (meets 6-8 standards) Data Whiz Badge Track This digital badge trajectory scaffolds intermediate and advanced learning in data and statistical concepts for middle and high school age learners. It is designed to be used in a variety of content areas in addition to science and math. 4 levels plus one challenge level ; Aligned with Next Generation Science Standard, Practice: “Analyzing and Interpreting Data” Aligned with CCSS Math (Data and Statistics, for grades 8-10) Also, alignment with NETS-S and P21 Includes: Learning Targets, Badge Requirements, Performance Tasks, Evidence of Learning Suitable for grades 8-12 and up (meets 9-12 standards) Data Hacker Badge Track The focus of this badge series is: “learner as innovative problem solver.” “Design” is viewed as a cyclical process, during which the learner is immersed in “design thinking:” defines a problem or a challenge; seeks information to inform a design solution (previous research and needs analysis); proposes a potential solution; communicates outcomes, including reflections/ recommendations on how to improve or refine the design for another iteration of design cycle. InfoMaker Badge Track To participate, contact [email protected] Joy or No Joy? Online Evaluation Form: http://goo.gl/kOGR6r Want to learn how to make your own? Attend the SIGMS Sponsored PreCon workshop at MACUL Evaluation – Thank you! Resources: Digital Badges Pearltrees (http://goo.gl/0SqVWG) Ann Arbor District Library Badges CORONA-NORCO: ‘Digital badges’ inspire students to learn (online article): http://www.classbadges.com/ Makewav.es Social Learning System http://www.pe.com/local-news/riversidecounty/corona/corona-headlines-index/20131011-coronanorco-digital-badges-inspire-students-to-learn.ece Classbadges.com http://play.aadl.org/badgelist www.makewav.es Smithsonian Quests http://shout.smithsonianquests.org/badges/?view Resources / Sites: Thank you! Mission accomplished? Do we have Teacher Joy?? (comments in Todaysmeet, the survey, evaluation form, email, Twitter… ) For more information, visit http://www.badgebox.net/ Or contact Angela Elkordy [email protected] call (734) 494-0640 (Google voice) Questions?