Digital badging recognizes achievements that may not be measured by traditional assessments. Through our WE Schools Badge Program, students receive badges to showcase their hard work and achievements, motivating teachers and students to celebrate the steps that were taken to get there. Communication and collaborative skills are powerful indicators of future success and achievement. Being able to recognize these skills helps learners visualize and conceptually see these accomplishments as achieved skills. Benefits of badging include:
Growing up in a technology-driven world means that developing digital skills is necessary for achieving academic and workplace readiness. With the first-ever WE Schools badge, Tech for Good, students are empowered with digital resources and skills to create innovative solutions for those in need. Students will become proficient in the three globally recognized EdTech standards developed by the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE): Digital Citizen, Global Collaborator and Computational Thinker. Explore the value of digital badging, the importance of technology in the classroom, and how you can earn your own Tech for Good badge on the Microsoft Educator Center.
Do your students want to learn more about using technology to change the world? Encourage them to enter the Imagine Cup Junior global challenge to access free resources from Microsoft and a chance to win prizes!
The ISTE Student Standards describe the abilities and content knowledge students require to positively contribute to an interconnected, global society. These standards set clear learning objectives for students, while providing the freedom to use any number of hardware, software and app-based technologies to demonstrate proficiency.
Students recognize rights, responsibilities and opportunities of an interconnected digital world.
Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning.
Students develop strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage technology.