The Educator's PLN

The personal learning network for educators

What I've learned from tiny little dictators

These North Korean officers are standing there proudly and why shouldn't they? They're wearing enough bling on their uniforms to set off metal detectors.

If you notice along the side of my blog, I've got some micro-credentials: Google, Microsoft, CommonSense, etc. I'm proud of the work I've done to earn them and to display the badges on my blog. I realize that my students should get the same opportunities. Technology class grades are usually not a big deal on report cards, so I have to make them a big deal in my room.

I have some graphic design experience, so I created some badges for my students. When they finished certain modules online, or mastered a unit of work, I've created a badge for it. Google Classroom makes it easy to email just those students I select, and I send them a congratulations email with the badge linked to it. I tell them to post their badge to their blog, and it gets the rest of the class racing to see how fast they can get one too.

Learning something new should be it's own reward, but sometimes it's nice to show off a little.

We're all still looking for little gold stars.

Views: 69

Comment

You need to be a member of The Educator's PLN to add comments!

Join The Educator's PLN

About

Thomas Whitby created this Ning Network.

Latest Activity

Renee Bollenbach left a comment for chels
"Thank you Chels for your friend invitation.  As a new member and faculty I am exploring the opportunities of  a PLN. I hear good things about the diversity and sharing of knowledge. i look forward to reviewing posts and contributing in the…"
yesterday
Renee Bollenbach and chels are now friends
yesterday
Robert Mora posted a blog post

7 Tricks to Use Research Papers for Sending Catchy Email Newsletters

As a marketing manager, you have a lot of options to work with and help you close in on good deals. However, you must learn how to use these options correctly in order to benefit from them. Today, research paper writing services are offering value information and help in writing newsletters and emailing them to prospective clients. You can make use of them and learn a lot more ways in which you can send appealing email newsletters…See More
yesterday
Joe Malto posted a status
"Watch Cubs vs Dodgers Live…"
Friday
Joe Malto posted a blog post
Thursday
Edward Lake replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Thanks Andrea. I just sent you an email."
Tuesday
Carolin Stong posted a status
"http://emergencydentalcolumbusohio.com/ Fortunately, TMJ won't last long if you refer it with your personal dentist. Thru a TMJ dentist or T"
Tuesday
Andrea Ray replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Hi Edward I thought I responded to this a few days after you sent it.  If it happens again and you don't hear from me within 48 hours, please send another message. I have written some definitions down to be sure we're talking about…"
Tuesday

Awards And Nominations

© 2017   Created by Thomas Whitby.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service