#TrickleChallenge, Badges, Gamification, Professional Development

#ISTE18 People’s Choice Session — Badges & Micro-Credentials Party!

January 4, 2018

I MIGHT have the amazing opportunity to share my passion for digital badges and micro-credentials at the 2018 ISTE Conference, but I really need your help! ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) is offering their first-ever, crowd-sourced collection of sessions and we all have to “beg for our supper.”   In all honesty, I’m pretty intrigued by this idea.…

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Apple Teacher, Badges, Google for Education, Professional Development

The Marriage of Google and Apple… It WILL End Happily Ever After #AppleTeacher #GoogleEDU

September 13, 2016

I recently went through the Apple Teacher Program online and earned all of my badges for both the iPad and the Mac interfaces. I’m blown away by how much of an impact it has had on me as a Mac user and educational technologist. It surprises me that it’s taken me this long to jump into these Mac software programs…

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Badges, Learner Behaviors, Soft Skills

How Can You Capture Student Learner Behaviors Outside of the Report Card?

October 28, 2015

I have had the privilege of coaching teachers and administrators throughout our district for two and a half years, and by far the most frequent question that I have heard lately is around documenting, reporting, and communicating about learner behaviors without tying them to the letter or standards-based grade. I’ve been challenged with this because as a classroom teacher, I had a “participation”…

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