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Whole Education Badge Design Day at Shireland Collegiate Academy

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Whole Education Badge Design Day at Shireland Collegiate Academy

  1. 1. Mark Riches, Makewaves Lucy Neale, DigitalMe
  2. 2. DigitalMe is a social enterprise working with schools, charities, employers and platforms to create a new digital skills currency using Open Badges. We run Badge the UK, a Nominet Trust funded initiative to support the implementation of Open Badges across the UK We are a Mozilla’s Open Badge partner in the UK & Europe and part of the Global Open Badge visionary team.
  3. 3. opening up learning
  4. 4. Aims for the Session: 1. Understand what Open Badges are and how you could use them at your School 2. Understand how to design a badge using the Badge design canvas 3. Use Makewaves to build and launch your badge mission
  5. 5. What are Open Badges?
  6. 6. Mozilla Open Badges: a web standard which captures & communicates skills
  7. 7. http://openbadges.org
  8. 8. Why do we need them?
  9. 9. Silo 1 Silo 2 Silo 4 Formal qualifications After school club certificates Online learning Silo 3 Professional development
  10. 10. How do they work?
  11. 11. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
  12. 12. Mozilla’s Open Badge Infrastructure
  13. 13. www.backpack.openbadges.org
  14. 14. Making young people discoverable
  15. 15. What makes Open Badges different? 1. Open &free skills communication standard 2. Anyone can create open badges 3. Data is owned byusers
  16. 16. Who is using Open Badges?
  17. 17. Some of the organisations involved in the ecosystem
  18. 18. 300,000 + badges issued
  19. 19. 2000 issuers
  20. 20. 52,395 Backpacks
  21. 21. 1400% Growth since Nov 2012
  22. 22. 120 partners
  23. 23. Badges in Action
  24. 24. Is a safe social platform where young people build digital portfolios and a record of their achievements
  25. 25. Schools can setup their own site and create and issue badges INVERKEITHING Young people have their own pages, build a portfolio of work and display their badges
  26. 26. Micro blogging MW ActivitiesPortfolios Media Sharing Social platforms
  27. 27. Young person centred
  28. 28. THE RIGHT TOOLS
  29. 29. Easily set privacy for each piece of content or for the whole site Choose the level of interaction with others Develop a safe and creative culture Treat teachers like Gods
  30. 30. Award winning App
  31. 31. THE MOTIVATION
  32. 32. 50,000 awarded 23,000 earned 1000 schools
  33. 33. Makewav.es/badgelibrary
  34. 34. Discovering Badges
  35. 35. BADGE PARTNERS
  36. 36. Malala Day Campaign
  37. 37. Red Nose Day Badge
  38. 38. Young people blog about their progress and capture multimedia content online or via mobile app. Submit their stories to central hub. Get feedback from peers, family and community. Cooks and Kids
  39. 39. Young person at the centre
  40. 40. Progress tracking
  41. 41. wider range of pupils are completing work at home in their own time. Our pupils are excited and talk about how many badges they have on a daily basis. They are an amazing motivational tool. St Pauls Primary @leotindal Badges are a great way of focusing pupils on a task or of lending credibility. Furthermore it is a great way to assess and evidence pupils' progress. Jason Bromfield Music Teacher The Badge System is great! I can now set students multiple tasks and ad monitor the work at a glance Dan Donaldson Shireland Collegiate Academy What Teachers say
  42. 42. Create your own
  43. 43. 5 reasons to use badges…
  44. 44. 1. Celebrate Achievement
  45. 45. 2. Capture all Learning & Skills
  46. 46. 3. Motivate Learners
  47. 47. 4. Track Progress
  48. 48. 5. Connect with the Outside World
  49. 49. Questions?
  50. 50. Badge design process Download canvases at www.digitalme.co.uk/badgetheuk
  51. 51. 1. Audience & Value Primary & secondary age (Open Badges for 13+) Teachers School Other pupils Technology companies Colleges / Universities Stand out digital CV Access to software & hardware Days out of school presenting Recognise genuine learning Industry recognition Identify talent Staff engagement Technology sector companies Universities / college Existing db Conferences Endorser channels Teacher & peer Monitored by DigitalMe
  52. 52. 2. Components Digital Leader Explorer Badge • Learn to use software / hardware • Knowledge of main functions • Ideas of how it could be applied to solve a problem • Working independently • Resilience • Self Confidence • Create and deliver a presentation on technology discovered • Field questions from group • Share presentation online • Teacher / snr peer confirms presentation by awarding the badge
  53. 53. 3. Badge pathways Explorer: Independently explore & share Reactor: Responds to a brief, applies tech to solve a problem Project: Works as part of a team on extended project Sub badges e.g. presenter, coder, help desk, ambassador (three earned for each badge)
  54. 54. 4. Resources - Staff time: develop endorser relationships, presentations, training, create support materials, fund raising - Badge issuing platform / plugin (e.g. Makewaves, Badge us, Blackboard, wordress plugin etc… - Displayer: Wordpress, Moodle, Linkedin, Thimble CV? - Expenses
  55. 55. 5. Design
  56. 56. Design your Badge
  57. 57. www.makebadg.es
  58. 58. Build your mission
  59. 59. Earn a Badge!
  60. 60. Next Steps
  61. 61. Other opportunities… - ComputingCurriculumBadgeMissions - Connectyournetworksusingbadges - Summeroflearningprogramwithparents
  62. 62. Thanks! Mark Riches Makewaves mark.riches@makewav.es Lucy Neale DigitalMe lucy.neale@digitalme.co.u k

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