Using Badges in Education

Imagine these different ways to include badges, and not all of them are about technology skills.

Badge Categories

Communications/Journalism

  • Videography
  • Interviewer
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Photographer
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Researcher

Technology

  • Video Game Design & Development
  • Digital Photography
  • Podcasting
  • Web Design
  • Programming with: (insert your favorite language here)
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • Javascript
    • PHP
    • Python
    • Java
  • Google Apps (Apprentice/Expert/Guru)
    • Mail
    • Calendar
    • Drive/Docs
    • Sites
    • Earth
  • Data Visualization (S,T)

Professional Development

And badges can be for teachers as well. How about recognizing teachers for their levels of expertise in:

  • Common Core
  • Creative Commons
  • Differentiation
  • Response to Intervention (RtI)

By using badges in teacher profiles, you can create communities of teachers who can quickly identify and share with others with similar areas of skill, or use these teachers as mentors in those PD areas.