Evaluating Badge Programs

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Complete the assignments below based on the credit provider you selected

Graduate Credit

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Option A

There are a variety of badge hosting options out there and more are added on a regular basis. We don’t really know which ones work the best or the various needs out there.  Let’s fix that.

  1. Take a look at all the badge hosting options on this list and write an evaluation for two or three of the sites. Please complete that outline using this online form.  Please fill out a separate evaluation for each hosting service.

  2. In the comments section below, Provide a link to your favorite service and a quick explanation as to why you picked it. This will help other people as they look for badge hosting services.

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Option B  

  1. Create a 30 minute  or more presentation for your school, building, district, etc., about digital badges.  Be sure to include many of the things found in the first seven lessons of this course. Feel free to use my presentations as examples.  You can find those here and here.

  2. Upload your presentation to SlideShare.com   In your HOL response box, paste in the link to your presentation on SlideShare.

OR

Option C

  1. Write a 2-3 page paper that discusses the pedagogical benefits of using a badging system in the classroom.  Specifically how a rewards system can become and extrinsic motivator for steering student behavior.

  2. Upload your file to your THI online response box.

ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT

500 LEVEL ASSIGNMENT  

Assignment #11: (500 Level Only)

In addition to the 400 level assignments, complete one of the following:

1. Research Assignment

  1. Write a 2-3 page paper that discusses the pedagogical benefits of using a badging system in the classroom.  Specifically how a rewards system can become and extrinsic motivator for steering student behavior.

Or

  1. Badges and the Common Core

If you teach in a location that follows the Common Core, then designing a badge system that integrates with Common Core standards may be very helpful.

  1. Read the articles about badge systems and the Common Core
    1. Girl Scout Badges Aligned to Common Core
    2. Badges and the Common Core
  2. Take a look at the Common Core standards and locate which ones apply to you. (Mastery Connect has a great iPad app for this.)
  3. Pick a standard from the list and build a sample digital badge program.  Take a look at this sample to help you.

 

Upload your work to your THI online response box.

 

 

This assignment is not required for SUNY or CEU credit. Please skip to the final assignment.

 

 

 

 

 

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