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A Practical Guide to Integrating the use of Digital Badges within K-12 Classroom Environments
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, University of South Carolina Aiken, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-37-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Utilizing the capabilities of digital badges within K-12 education has been a recent trend. Mozilla (n.d.) notes the purpose of digital badges is to, “get recognition for learning that happens anywhere. Then share it on the places that matter” (n.d.). Developers not only create a unique image for learners to display but a set of specific standards and criteria the learner must meet in order to be awarded the badge. Awarded badges can then be displayed in a variety of places: personal web pages, social media, resumes, and other various digital settings. Digital badges have the potential to give students a more holistic view of their future profession by incorporating formal and informal learning experiences as well as giving them opportunities to network and receive mentorship from professionals in their field. Introducing a new method of assessment and technology can be overwhelming at best. This paper provides various guidelines and practical strategies in order to introduce digital badging into the K-12 classroom.

Citation

Besser, E. (2019). A Practical Guide to Integrating the use of Digital Badges within K-12 Classroom Environments. In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1735-1740). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 18, 2020 from .