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Copyright and Creative Commons

Copyright is an important principle for each teacher to understand in order to stay within the bounds of the law and to protect the creative expression of others. Teachers will also learn about Creative Commons, an alternative license to Copyright, and how to find these materials for their teaching.

Internet Safety

Knowing how to safely use the internet, and how to instruct students to do the same, is an increasingly important responsibility for educators. This badge helps teachers learn about internet safety barriers and how they can deal with specific threats to personal information, identity, and software. Teachers will watch and read information from a variety of sources, as well as participate in class discussions. To qualify for this badge, teachers must achieve a perfect score on a quiz about internet safety barriers.

BioDigital Human

Biodigital Human gives teachers and students a digital human body that can be studied in a variety of ways. Users can view specific layers or systems, isolate organs within those systems, observe bodily processes on a microscopic scale, etc. It includes many useful tools, such as a pronunciation demonstration and automated quiz feature.

Google Earth

Google Earth is a powerful tool that provides users with satellite imagery of the world. Teachers can create paths, placemarkers, and tours of places to use in the classroom, or make them available for students to explore independently. The use of informational layers in Google Earth helps users see the distribution of various features and consider their connection with the geographical landscape. KMZ and KML files available from the Google Gallery and around the web provide data on numerous topics that can enhance geography, science, history and other class curricula.

Mobile Learning

With mobile technology becoming more accessible in schools, teachers have the opportunity to take advantage of numerous apps to help improve student engagement and overall classroom effectiveness. Through this badge, teachers will be exposed to a variety of instructional material that will help them learn and be more comfortable with mobile technologies. Teachers will learn about iOS and Android operating systems and their associated technologies, and compare the advantages and disadvantages of both. To earn the badge, teachers will explore and evaluate at least 10 subject-specific apps they could use in their classrooms.

iBooks Author

iBooks Author allows anyone to create interactive, engaging books for students to access on an iPad or Mac. Users can start creating their own iBook by using Apple-designed templates, or start fresh with a blank canvas to fully customize the look and feel of the iBook. Adding dimensions to the book by simply dropping and dragging charts, documents, graphs, and videos into the text allows the iBook to be much more interactive than a printed edition text. iBooks Author makes it easy for authors to publish their text, easily downloaded for free or for a price in the iBooks Store or iTunes U.

Video Conferencing

Video conferencing tools are becoming more and more important, especially for teachers who increasingly find themselves teaching in online and blended settings. These tools allow users to stream live video conversations with others through the internet, and collaboratively work on common projects by sharing documents, using applications together, and even by screensharing.

Biology Classification Tools

LeafSnap and the National Geographic Bird Field Guide are apps available from the app store that aid in identifying different species of plants and birds. In LeafSnap, users photograph a leaf against a white background, and the app narrows down the possibilities to a short list of possible species. In the bird field guide, users add characteristics of the bird (color, size, environment, climate, location, etc.) and the app provides a list of the most likely bird species for the user. In both apps, users can create lists of which species they have encountered, and where they have found them.

Fitness Tracking

MyFitnessPal helps users lose weight by tracking caloric intake and exercise. This simple tool allows you to add and log recipes (including meals from several dozen restaurants) to help monitor daily caloric intake. An exercise calculator enables users to track how calories are burned through various physical activities. MapMyRun focuses on helping users improve their lifestyle by tracking physical activity and nutritional information. Users can search suggested running routes, or map their own routes, and develop a workout history by tracking run distance, duration, calories burned, and other data. Additional features enables users to log food and nutritional decisions for a more complete picture of physical lifestyle.

Logger Pro-Biology

Logger Pro is a purchasable software that allows users to record, manipulate, and analyze many different types of data in a flexible format.

Logger Pro-Chemistry

Logger Pro is a purchasable software that allows users to record, manipulate, and analyze many different types of data in a flexible format.

Logger Pro-Middle School

Logger Pro is a purchasable software that allows users to record, manipulate, and analyze many different types of data in a flexible format.

Logger Pro-Physical Science

Logger Pro is a purchasable software that allows users to record, manipulate, and analyze many different types of data in a flexible format.

Logger Pro-Physics

Logger Pro is a purchasable software that allows users to record, manipulate, and analyze many different types of data in a flexible format.

Virtual ChemLab

With Virtual ChemLab, teachers and students can conduct experiments without needing access to an actual chemistry lab. They can mix and heat different chemicals, test for pH, assess electrolyte levels, etc. There is no need for expensive materials or lab safety precautions.

Interactive Timelines

Using Timeline JS, Dipity, or another timeline technology, earners will plan a lesson or project and build a related interactive timeline including various events, links, images, and videos.

Audio Editing

Earning this badge will require users to apply editing tools and other special effects to create a professionally-sounding MP3 track that could be used as a podcast or other audio resource.

Interpersonal Speaking Novice High

Novice High proficiency in speaking German

Instructional Video

There are several a powerful video editing programs that allow users to easily upload still photos, videos, and audio files for use in their movie project. By simply adding transitions, narration, and other special effects, teachers and students can give their video a professional look and feel. Teachers will find a multitude of uses for instructional video in the classroom, including creating engaging presentations, video essays, research projects, and much more.

Rely on Course Outcomes 1

This badge is awarded to those who show a basic understanding and application related to Relying on Course Outcomes—Teachers understand the course outcomes for the skill and proficiency level in which they teach and effectively communicate them to students. They can describe student behaviors that demonstrate these outcomes, and they successfully design classroom-learning activities that help students progress toward achieving them. Teachers engage in ongoing informal and formal assessment activities and provide personalized feedback based on the course outcomes.

Productivity Tools

Chances are you have probably used productivity tools to write papers, make presentations, or to represent data at some point in your educational career. These productivity tools are some of the most basic technology that is used in a classroom by both teachers and students. During this course and the EdTech certificate, we will be focusing on using Google Docs because they are web based tools, which allow them to be used on multiple operating systems, and its features that allow multiple users to easily be able to collaborate with each other within a document.

Interactive Flashcards

Tools like Quizlet make creating and sharing digital flashcards easier than ever before. They also provide a variety of interactive ways to study flashcards including quizzes and games.

Lesson Planning

This badge is offered through the EdTech Certificate program at the University of Memphis. It demonstrates that the learner has shown proficiency in creating lesson plan using the MTVT format with technology integration.

Visible Thinking

This badge is offered through the EdTech Certificate program at the University of Memphis. It demonstrates that the learner has shown proficiency in effectively integrating Harvard's Project Zero's Visual Thinking Routines into their classroom lessons.

Web 2.0

This badge is offered through the EdTech Certificate program at the University of Memphis. It demonstrates that the learner has proficient understanding and use of Web 2.0 tools.

21st Century Skills

This badge is offered through the EdTech Certificate program at the University of Memphis. It demonstrates that the learner understands 21st Century Skills.

Digital Citizenship

This badge is offered through the EdTech Certificate program at the University of Memphis. It demonstrates that the learner understands the terms digital divide and acceptable use policy. The learner will also demonstrate knowledge of digital citizenship.

EdTech Certificate

The IDT Certificate in Educational Technology is designed for educators who want to integrate technology with learning in PK-12 schools and institutions of higher learning. This completely online program is comprised of four courses designed to help educators meaningfully integrate technology with learning.

Social Media & PLN

This badge will demonstrate your understanding of social media. You will understand the difference between social media and social networks, and you will understand how to use these to engage your PLN (Professional Learning Network). You will then put together a collection of social media resources that will benefit you in this course and in your professional life.

3D Modeling

This badge requires individuals to learn CAD design through a simplified program called Tinkercad. They will go through guided lessons, copy and alter an existing 3D design, and then create their own.

Interactive Whiteboards

Learn to use Interactive Whiteboards.

Understanding Badges

This badge will assess the learners understanding of the fundamental nature of open badges and their ability to receive and share a badge.

Photo Editing

Earners will edit at least 2 photos to create visually pleasing images that could be used in an educational context. They will submit before and after photos as well as comments about the various editing skills they used in the process.

Image Design

Students will design at least 2 visually pleasing images that could be used in an educational context. They will submit the two designs as well as comments about the various elements they incorporated.

Writing Learning Targets (Sample Badge)

This is a sample badge for the Provo School District.

Learning Management Systems

A learning management system (LMS) can be a great way to organize content, create assignments, assess learning, facilitate discussions, communicate with students and parents, collaborate with colleagues, and track class data. Earners will demonstrate the basic ability to use an LMS using a tool of their choice. Recommended options include Edmodo, CourseSites, Schoology, Versal, and Canvas.

Mind Mapping

Individuals interested in earning the Mind Mapping badge will create a mind map using a platform such as Mindmeister, Inspiration 9, or Popplet. Upon completing their project, earners will submit a screencast of their presentation.

Research Management

Research Management systems allow users to organize and annotate articles for a research project, and allow multiple users to collaborate on the same research project online. Recommended tools for this badge include Mendeley or Zotero.

Polling & Assessment

Polling and assessment technologies make it quick and easy to collect assessment data on the spot in the classroom. Some technologies require students to respond using an electronic device while others allow for data collection using only the teacher’s device and paper. Badge earners should choose a technology that will best fit their learners’ needs and resources. Suggested technologies for completing this badge include PollEverywhere, Kahoot, Plickers, or Socrative.

Social Bookmarking

Social Bookmarking tools helps individuals gather and organize files and resources from across the web. These easy-to-use tools allow you to quickly manage your resources so they can be retrieved efficiently when they are needed. These tools often have collaborative capabilities for individuals to co-construct collections of materials that can be shared within a group.

Example Badge

This badge is for practice with Badgeschool.

Website Development

Individuals interested in earning the Website Development badge will create a website using a platform such as Google Sites, Wix, Blogger, Wikispaces, Wordpress, etc. Earners will be asked to include several types of well-organized pages and include relevant images, videos, documents, and additional content.

Digital Storytelling

Stories are a powerful learning tool for any subject area or grade level. Some online tools allow students and teachers both to read (or listen to) stories and to tell their own stories using visual, textual, and sometimes even audial media. Suggested tools for completing this badge include Storybird, StoryJumper, MyStorybook, and Pixton.

German Novice Mid

Student can communicate interpersonally, presentationally, and interpretively at the ACTFL Novice Mid proficiency level.

Basic Lab Skills

This badge is for students, enrolled in Chemistry 107 at Brigham Young University, to demonstrate their proficiency with basic laboratory skills including pipetting, measuring volumes and masses, and centrifuging.

Online Presentation Sharing

When we think of creating a digital presentation, we often think of PowerPoint, but there are also many cloud-based tools that allow users create, store, share, collaborate on, and/or even borrow presentations from other users. These tools don’t always have the same breadth and depth of image manipulation and animation tools as PowerPoint, but they can be a great way to facilitate collaborative effort among students and teachers in any setting, and to find existing material that can reduce teacher workload. Suggested tools for this badge include Prezi, Slideshare, and Speaker Deck. Depending on your tool of choice, you may also need to use another presentation creator (e.g., PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides) to complete the badge.

Test Badge

This is a test description.

Learning Targets and Success Criteria

Learning Targets/Success Criteria/Performance of Understanding Microcredential/Badge eligible for PCSD lane change.

Test Badges

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Adobe Photoshop - Basic

Learn the essential tools for working in Photoshop and answering many simple Photoshop questions. You may use multiple images to complete this level.

Basic Technology Skills

Earners of this badge have demonstrated basic technology skills in screencasting, spreadsheets, presentation tools, and word processing.

Mobile Learning (IDT Memphis)

This badge is offered through the EdTech Certificate program at the University of Memphis. It demonstrates that the learner understands what encompasses mobile learning and how it can be integrated into their curriculum.

Computational Thinking & Coding (L1)

Computational Thinking and Coding are increasingly important subjects to consider teaching to young learners. Many consider it to be a literacy of the 21st Century that needs to be learned just like reading and writing in a native language. This badge certifies teachers' understanding of three basic coding principles: functions, loops, and conditions. It also certifies their introductory familiarity with a few methods for teaching computational thinking and coding principles in their classrooms, as well as a few online platforms to facilitate student learning of these principles. Suggested tools for completing this badge include Code.org (including Hour of Code), Kodable, Scratch, Scratch, Jr., Dash, and Lego.