100 years of Girl Scouts can’t be wrong
Digital badges have potential to serve as both markers of achievement and as a vehicle for those of us who assess students’ learning for a living to think differently about our current practices.
Many students do the work of examining their own learning through collecting artifacts, reflecting on evidence of learning, and displaying the results of that learning on their digital portfolios. As Act 77 in Vermont encourages us to open multiple avenues for learning opportunities, it also demands of us multiple ways for students to capture, reflect upon, and display their achievements.
Add Credly badges to Google Sites
Students in many of the schools with whom we work build their portfolios in Google Sites. Take a few minutes to watch how students can move a badge they’ve earned from their Credly storage account and display it on their Google Site portfolio.
The key take away for me is because the digital badge links to the credentials of the issuer, the criteria upon which the badge has been earned, and the artifact as evidence of learning, those of us who assess student learning in traditional school environments can broaden the opportunities for multiple pathways of learning and share the responsibility of assessment with community mentors, online teachers, and even informal learning at home.