Every week, I share a website that inspired, excited, and/or informed my classes. Here’s one on a popular trend in education–awarding badges:
Class badges is a fun free visual way to reward students for achievement. It can be in any subject, for any level of success. Teachers use these in lieu of grades (or in addition to) to track progress and assess completion of projects, tests, standards.
Teachers can sign up for their own class website, which gives them the ability to create personalized badges, though there are thousands in the website’s library to pick from, all work with any online learning platform.
How can students use them?
- add them to their student blogs
- add them to the class website or wiki
- use screen shots to email them to students
- keep track of progress in student-directed and student-generated activities
- ease of use–loading, etc
They’re easy to use, visual, quick acknowledgement of success and achievement.
Anyone using these? I’d love to hear about your experiences.
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.