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Describing how UK schools are implementing Student Digital Leader initiatives to ensure technology is embedded into all areas of school life, extending into the local and wider community .. then how teachers are designing frameworks to identify skills/role specifications that can be accredited with Mozilla Open Badges.

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BLC14-SDL CueTips Presentation

  1. 1. Student Digital Leaders Glyn Barritt, SSAT
  2. 2. Student Digital Leaders • Passion to help their school shape vision and strategy around the use of technology • Eagerness to promote their school and their SDL activities – expanding network • Eagerness to research new technologies and train their teachers and peers • SDL roles ensure appropriate, engaging technology use Student Digital Leaders at Lady Lumley’s School, Yorkshire, UK
  3. 3. Benefits Sch Embeds most effective technology across school life Sch Maximises the impact of the ICT budget Stu Develops leadership and specialist skills Stu Develops other 21st Century skills … Stu Flexibility & credibility in the jobs market Stu Important! Helps students bring ‘fun’ into learning! Nat Co-construct curriculums to engage all students in relevant and enjoyable learning Nat Work alongside teachers to lessen effects of new demands on their workloads Nat Help narrow the gap between policy makers and those designing/delivering the curriculum
  4. 4. Planning • What issues might SDLs help to address/overcome? • Whole school initiative or piloted by certain classes? • How will you choose students for the roles? • What qualities will your SDLs need to demonstrate? • What year groups might you approach first? • How long will SDLs serve? • How do you ensure continuity? • Who in school will oversee SDLs & champion widely?
  5. 5. Initial training & Group ID • Listening and speaking – Active and sympathetic • Asking for help – For themselves, others • Communication skills – Peers, teachers, community • Sharing and showcasing – SDLs continually moving foward • Using and applying – Getting the most from tech for learning • Reviewing and feedback
  6. 6. Joining a growing network  makewav.es www.gr8ict.co.uk  Extended outwards with help of social media – look out for #dlchat on Twitter, every Thursday evening 2100 BST www.digitalleadernetwork.co.uk 
  7. 7. SDL Accreditation • Remember those roles? Badges recognise achievement • Digital badges can be displayed online! • Mozilla Open Badges take the concept further • Badge the UK, Makewaves, SSAT working with Mozilla, teachers, students and partner organisations on accrediting SDLs
  8. 8. Mozilla Open Badges • Top global brands have come together to support a new way to recognise development of 21C skills • Visual representations of learning, achievements, skills, interests & competencies • They can represent hard and soft skills, peer assessment and stackable lifelong learning “Over 70% of employers want employability skills to become a top education priority.” The CBI
  9. 9. Mozilla Open Badges cont’d • Free open global technical standard for recognising achievement • Transferrable: badges from different sources are collated in one ‘backpack’ • Badges can be displayed on social networking profiles, job sites, websites … • Badges are information-rich with details of achievement, criteria, evidence, issuer
  10. 10. Badges are info rich!  Metadata ‘baked’ into the badge permanently: description, criteria, evidence  Value of badges in the rigour of how they are earned …  Growing number of employers, colleges and universities endorsing badges = new opportunities for young people Doug Belshaw was Badges & Skills Lead at the Mozilla Foundation offers a great explanation of Open Badges http://is.gd/PJMqRp
  11. 11. Video shown with the kind permission of DigitalMe
  12. 12. What do students think? “If it’s going to be beneficial for getting a job, then someone could look at your profile and see that you’ve done all these wonderful things .. “
  13. 13. • Other platforms and plugins offer badging technology elsewhere • Students are now contributing to the digital leaders network on Makewav.es - www.makewav.es/digitalleaders/ • Makewav.es offers technology for teachers to design their own badges • U13s cannot earn Mozilla Open Badges but Makewav.es has conversion technology Why Makewaves?
  14. 14. • First three national SDL badges are now available to earn .. more national badges are in the pipeline • Chris Sharples & colleagues have produced a framework based on Bloom’s – consulting with colleagues currently • Keep a watch on the links above for further updates … particularly Chris’s blog – www.gr8ict.com Badge beginnings …
  15. 15. Beginning to identify the requirements of each role in order to build up a framework of skills development and achievement for Open Badges accreditation. See next slide …
  16. 16. • Ambassador – Leader – Networker – Reporter • Communicator – Creator – Educator – Presenter • Technologist – Technician – Reviewer – Safeguarder Shared framework .. Student Digital Leaders at Lady Lumley’s School, Yorkshire, UK
  17. 17. Shared framework .. Shown with the kind permission of Chris Sharples, Lady Lumley’s School Yorkshire who with colleague Paul Scott from the Yorkshire Curriculum Innovation Team have drafted open badges missions for levels 1 and 2 for some of the roles …
  18. 18. • L1 Knowledge and Comprehension – Being told how to do things and doing them with friends and in own class • L2 Comprehension and Application – Taking what you have learned and applying it to other situations … • L3 Application/higher Bloom’s – Taking a brief and applying it to different audiences outside school – Evaluating and improving Levels based on Bloom’s Student Digital Leaders at Lady Lumley’s School, Yorkshire, UK
  19. 19. • Badges have disruptive potential in the world of accredition … not just for students but for teachers undergoing professional development too! • Here are two badges that SSAT offered to presenters and attendees of a ‘speed learning’ conference (hence the clock design!) Badges for teachers too!
  20. 20. Glyn Barritt glyn.barritt@ssatuk.co.uk www.ssatuk.co.uk @ssat @ictregister @sdigileaders @glynbarritt

Describing how UK schools are implementing Student Digital Leader initiatives to ensure technology is embedded into all areas of school life, extending into the local and wider community .. then how teachers are designing frameworks to identify skills/role specifications that can be accredited with Mozilla Open Badges.

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