Are we in agreement about some general principles for Large, Medium, & Small Badges? Do the ideas below represent our current thinking? What should we change? What should we add?
Let's capture our thoughts in the April 10 Note Taking Doc.
- Fairly easy to get, and represent acknowledgement of accomplishment and provide evidence of completion or proficiency.
- Tools (apps, etc.) will generally be small badges (basic use).
- Attendance at trainings and events would generally be small badges.
- Earning a small badge should include evidence of both “knowing and doing.”
- Medium Badges are more complex and have more parts.
- Earning a medium badge would include both earning some small badges and evidence of doing some additional things (applying the learning at a deeper level)
- Small badge requirements might be for specific badges, or for a certain number of badges within a category. For example, earning the Managing Student Work Flows Badge might require the teacher to earn 2 small badges for tools that are used to pass out and collect student assignments, but give the teacher choice about which two.
- Medium Badges would focus on how tools were applied to teaching and learning; they would be more pedagogical goals than technology tool goals.
- Large Badges are “bigger” and more complex than Medium Badges.
- Earning a large badge would include both earning some medium badges and evidence of doing some additional things (applying the previous learning at a deeper or more sophisticated level).
- Generally the Large Badges will be the Professional Learning Curriculum Buckets for Teaching and Learning with Technology (Tech for Foundational Knowledge, Tech for Home/School Connections, Tech for Assessment, etc.).