Badges

In this course we use badging as a fun and gamified way to measure if outcomes have been achieved. after every session you will be required to go and implement what you have learned during the session in your classroom. This will mean that you have to:

  1. Do some additional reading ( which you can find in each module's resource folder)
  2. Look at what you will be teaching in the weeks following on from the sessions and plan how you are going to use the relevant teaching strategy as well as mobile technology within the context of your subject lesson. 
  3. Create a lesson plan explaining exactly how you will be doing the above (download lesson plan template here goo.gl/ot7Vic or create your own)
  4. Implement your lesson plan, making sure that you adhere to all the requirements as set out in the badge criteria. (e.g. take photos and videos, collect learners material)
  5. Upload your lesson plan and artifacts to your online teachers google folder. (Ask your tech integrator to help you if you don't know how to do that). 
  6. Let the badge collector know that your badge is ready for assessment (ict4red@gmail.com). He/she will either schedule a Face to face session with you or do a skype chat every now and again to motivate you and award your badges. (ict4red@gmail.com) 
  7. The badge collector will use the badging rubric to assess your badges (See rubric down below)
Badging rubric
In order to reward those teachers who go the extra mile and to identify the ICT Champions who can be used as training facilitators, we have brought in the ICT4RED merit badge. This badge recognise sustained innovation, support of colleagues and exemplary work. Consult the following rubric to see how you can earn this badge!! 


Modules 1 to 10
The pink indicates the minimum requirements for earning a badge. The rest of the criteria will count towards a merit award. An online copy of this rubric can be found in hyour coogle portfolio folder as well as here: goo.gl/ivTjks

CATEGORY4321
Lesson plan descriptionLesson plan is described in detail with Grade, Topic, CAPS alignment and specific outcomes and the lesson implements the given strategy with all tech well described.Lesson plan is described in detail with Grade, Topic, CAPS alignment and specific outcomes and the lesson implements the given strategy.Lesson plan is described in detail with Grade, Topic, CAPS alignment and implements the given strategy.Lesson plan is briefly described but I can't quite get what the lesson is about. No CAPS alignment.
Badge criteriaAll badge criteria is handed in and is accompanied by a detailed lesson plan and uploaded to Google drive.All badge criteria is handed in and is accompanied by a detailed lesson plan.All badge criteria is handed in.Not all badge criteria is covered.
OriginalityLesson shows a large amount of original thought. Ideas are creative and innovative.Lesson shows some original thought. Work shows new ideas and insights.Lesson uses other people's ideas (giving them credit), but there is little evidence of original thinking.Use other people's ideas, but do not give them credit.
Technology useTablets and technology were used in a WOW seamless way and it was a paperless environment throughout with focus on pedagogy.Tablets and technology were used seamlessly in an innovative way during the lessonTablets and technology were used during the lesson in a basic way (Photos, videos) and badge artifacts were uploaded to shared Google driveNo technology was incorporated into the lesson except for accessing the material in digital format.
ReflectionYour online journal is up to date and you are using it for everyday reflection and to capture all learning, notes and memos. You are constantly reflecting on your teaching practice and creating learning briefs e.g if anything did not work, you reflect on why it did not work and how you can change it to improve your practice. Your journal is WOW!All lessons are captured in journal with what worked and what did not work with photos and voice recordings and detailed explanations of what happened before, during and after the lesson.All lessons are captured in journal with what worked and what did not work.Some evidence of reflective teaching (Some journal entries).
Total Score

Other badges:
The pink indicates the minimum requirements for earning a badge. The rest of the criteria will count towards a merit award.

CATEGORY4321
EmailOngoing email communications, letting me know when you have uploaded your module stuff to your gdriveYou have send an email with a class photo attached to ict4red@gmail.com from your tabletEmail address is set up on tablet Can access email using a browser
TwitterAre a twitter ninja with over a 100 tweets, are flowing over 50 education related tweeps and is being followed by over a 100 people. You have shared at least 30 educational resource tweetsHave retweeted at least 5 educational tweets and replied to 5 tweets, shared a photo and a video in your timelineHave followed 20 educational tweets and colleagues and have tweeted 20 education related tweets with the #ict4red #gapschools hashtagHave registered for twitter and twitter is set up on tablet. Bio is complete and egg has been hatched
Content creationThe item is innovative and fresh and can be used in learner centred classroomsThe item can be used by other teachers in their classrooms and subject.The item is clearly aligned with outcomes and can be identified as something that you have created as part of your teaching strategiesYou have created an object about a topic that you are currently teaching. (Video, slideshow. infographic, tutorial, informational document.)
App AssessmentHave sourced apps and used it in innovative ways with completed assessment formsHave identified new apps that are not part of the course for use with the strategies with completed app assessment forms and examplesHave looked at, at least 10 apps and completed the app assessment questionnaires in electronic format (photos/form/word doc)Have looked at, at least 5 apps and completed the app assessment questionnaires in electronic format (photos/form/word doc)
AssessmentYou have made innovative and creative use of technology and methodology to create your assessment tool.You have used technology to create or capture your assessment task. (e.g. google forms, testmoz) and your students have completed it electronicallyYou have supplied a scanned/completed learner instrument as well as the Assessment Motivation TemplateYou have created 3 different assessment tools (e.g. rubric, self-assessment questionnaire, scoring sheet, test with memorandum)
Blogging/Blog collaboratorYou have created a blog for your class/subject and have used embedded objects. Your learners are actively participating on your blog via comments and postsYou have created your own blog and have made at least 5 blogpostsYou have contributed a blogpost to our www.gapict4red.blogspot.com blog.You have made at least 5 comments on any of the ict4red school blog posts (www.gapict4red.blogspot.com)
Mobile skillsHave used apps and tools in innovative and creative ways throughout the courseHave created how to tutorials for apps and tools not defined in the courseCan do more advanced mobile skills required in the courseCan do some all the basic tablet skills required in the course
Jaribaaaa BadgeYour classes are transformed into learner centred innovation hubs and you are an exemplary guide on the side. You have the Jaribaaaa factorEnthusiastically participated and are very excited about using the strategies and tech in the classroomHelped others and actively participated in the gamification and funAttended the minimum no of training sessions (8) and participated
Total Score




Badge criteria
This is a summary of all the basic badge criteria:



The following support posts will help you to get your badges done in no time!!

  • Module1 Jigsaw Support
  • 2 comments:

    1. Nick, Regis And Olaf; we are enjoying Jaribaaa over here.

      ReplyDelete