Learning by Design with Digital Badges ISTE 2015 Angela Elkordy Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences National College of Education National Louis University,

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Slide 1 Learning by Design with Digital Badges ISTE 2015 Angela Elkordy Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences National College of Education National Louis University, Chicago, IL aelkordy@nl.edu Slide 2 Eric Whitacres Virtual Choir: Paradise Slide 3 Todays session Wednesday, July 1 st Room 115B Turn your class into an innovation space or iSpace using digital badging. Leverage learning for students by encouraging digital literacy skills acquired in self-motivated, interest learning. If you have been looking for ways to create learning pathways with varying ideas for performance assessments, this session is for you! Follow along: Slide 4 Fast Track: Overview What do you know already about digital badges? Why do we need new ways to recognize learning? What are digital badges? What are iSpaces? So. Hows it done?! Where to find additional resources Slide 5 Focal points. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments The badge design promotes the integration of students' learning in informal contexts, much of which are digital media and learning skills. The badge design functions as a bridge between learning contexts and encourages teacher reflection on the learning outcomes and processes. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity Whats the point? Slide 6 Collaborate -- backchannel: https://todaysmeet.com/digitalbadges https://todaysmeet.com/digitalbadges Slide 7 Where to find more info #badgechatk12 (next page) Twitter chat, Mondays at 6:00 p.m. EST Archives, resources, awesome people! Angelas Pearltrees curated resources Connect with Angela on LinkedIn (Angela Elkordy) aelkordy@nl.edu, elkorda@gmail.com aelkordy@nl.edu 7 Slide 8 K12 resources, outstanding PLN! http://www.badgechatk12.com/ Love this group! Sharing and supportive. Shout out to Noah Gisel, @SenorG, Founder Slide 9 Resources: Digital Badges Pearltrees (http://goo.gl/0SqVWG) Slide 10 10 Resources: Digital Badges Pearltrees (http://goo.gl/0SqVWG) Slide 11 Learn more about badges: http://goo.gl/aX5Sux Also, a new book, Foundations of Digital Badges is coming out within the next few months! Slide 12 Earn a badge! aelkordy@nl.edu 12 1.Design a standards- aligned digital badge (for students) or 2.Design a badge to recognize professional competencies 3.Include 3 badge criteria 4.Include 3 possible kinds of evidence of meeting the criteria (e.g. video, document, presentation, digital artifact etc. Slide 13 What are the characteristics of powerful learning environments? 13 Turn and Talk. Slide 14 So, thinking about learning. why do we need new ways to recognize learning? Slide 15 Digital age learners. Evolving socio- cultural contexts Slide 16 Educator roles have been changing with digital age learners Learning is continuous, in and out of school Slide 17 Learning is Life-Long & Life-Wide Who knew so many adults are Makers at heart?? Slide 18 What are your learners. (students, teachers, professionals) learning? 18 Slide 19 How do traditional qualifications work? Paper basedNot specific Knowledge & basic skills Not transparent Ineffectively communicate What do you know? Teen smile ;-) Slide 20 Why recognize informal learning? 20 Slide 21 Digital badges can bridge 21 Formal Learning (classrooms) Informal Learning (everywhere else) Skills Recognition Slide 22 What are Digital Badges (Microcredentials)? Slide 23 Badge Basics: Whats in a Digital Badge? Data ..about data (metadata)CriteriaEvidenceImageBadging Platform 23 Slide 24 Where are badges stored and displayed? In dedicated digital badging platforms (private and public) Integrated into learning management systems (Edmodo, Makewaves, Blackboard) On web pages and other web publishing spaces Mozilla Backpack -- Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant digital On windows! 24 Slide 25 What makes badges work? Value Design (criteria) Communication Purpose/Use 25 Precious..! Slide 26 What do you value? 26 Skill sets? Specialized content knowledge? Competencies? Data Review Protocols? Intrapersonal skills? Snazzy Technology Skills? Classroom management and organization Pedagogical knowledge? ESL/ Poverty? Snazzy Technology Skills? Slide 27 For whom would digital badges work? Why? Slide 28 Establish credentials and skills in learning community for: Students Elementary Teachers Middle School Teachers High School Teachers Professional Student Supports Paraprofessionals Staff Administrators Parents Learning community members: Image credit: Carlosae: http://carlosae.deviantart.com/art/Flower- Fractal-Kaleidoscope-362698489 Slide 29 Digital badges are Competency-based What can you *do*? Evidence based Performance tasks Visible learning 29 Slide 30 Competency-based Learning measures learning and skills acquisition versus seat-time 30 Slide 31 Teacher Story: Visible Learning, Competencies, Skills -- What do you value? Teacher B: I wish there was some way I wish that you could quantify students feelings in a classroom. Teacher A: Even us, with our evaluationsbuilds positive relationships with students is a little checkbox. It's yes, you do, or you don't. [ Teacher B: That's a crazy thing to say yes or no to.] So you know to have badges, or have other things that kind of quantify more what actually goes into that. And what having good relationships with your students gets you as a teacher. And for them, in terms of fewer referrals, better grades, and things like that. 31 Slide 32 Student Story #1 Bilal Slide 33 Innovating Bilal and others like him.innovators and catalysts Slide 34 Ok, so how do we actually do this? Slide 35 Lets make a badge! (We Do) 35 We Do Slide 36 Make a badge image https://www.makebadg.es/ 36 Slide 37 Credly.com (I do) 37 Slide 38 Design (or lack thereof) makes the difference 38 Slide 39 Design the badge: Source: Bing Images, (CC) Creator: Benjamin Simon criteria, image, learning products and the learning context Slide 40 Sample badge design Slide 41 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 Slide 42 Design Tools http://goo.gl/RPqYC1 Slide 43 Create the badge: digital badging systems Up and running suggestions: Classbadges.com (not OBI compliant) Credly.com K-12 learning management systems: Edmodo, Makewaves ForAllRubrics.com Slide 44 Resource: Web-based badge software: http://goo.gl/HAhrb7 44 Slide 45 Digital Badging Systems: Classbadges.com Slide 46 Digital Badging Systems: Makewav.es Slide 47 Assess: did the learner meet the badge criteria? Ask me about Teacherception & metacognition! Slide 48 Feedback: guide (and maybe inspire!) the learner or. Tip: Great for Formative Assessment! Slide 49 Award the badge: using digital badging platform Slide 50 Claim: badge earners collect badges


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