Badging

Sign-up for Engaging Summer PD

In less than two months, I’ll be participating in the 4th Annual ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge. Over the past four summers, I’ve learned various ways to incorporate ThingLink into my instructional approaches, been amazed at what fellow educators around the…

Taking Badging to a Whole New Level

Sometimes I really think my teammates say to themselves, “How can we really throw Dan a curve ball?” That’s what I think was going through Kim and Jess‘s heads when they described an idea they had that needed a little…

NüYü “Panther Pause” Challenge

In my school, we have a program, Performance Reveals Individual Student Magic (P.R.I.S.M.) which is our gifted and talented program. A group of students within the program identified an area affecting students across the country and determined a solution. The…

A Coaching Win…The Story of Kelly Lee

Recently I read a post, one in a series, by Adam Schoenbart titled ‘The Coaching Chronicles: Small Victories, Big Impact‘. It reminded me of a “victory” I had the pleasure of hearing about this week. A little back story, right around the…

A Teacher Inquires…

“I want to dip my feet into badging. I want to introduce it very simply with not a whole lot for me to manage on my end. I want to hold the students accountable for earning it, but don’t want…

“Badges? We DO need stinkin’ badges!”

I read a post from Alice Keeler, Google Drive Level Up Challenge, where she created an individualized, badge-awarding professional development tool using Google Sheets. I thought this was fantastic, though, I had one hesitation; I thought the concept of typing…