Digital Badges: A Primer

Yay! I have a shiny new digital badge! Now what?! 

For those who participated in the latest #EdTechLN TweetUp this month, we handed out a digital badge specifically designed for TweetUp participants. Digital badges are a new method of rewarding accomplishments, skills, or interests that can be earned in various learning environments. You can read more about the background and use of digital badges in this Educause pub.

Digital Badge Programs

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Don’t Be Gross – Animations for Food Safety Outreach

Check out all the animations at dontbegross.com

FScreen Shot 2014-10-30 at 12.06.26 PMood safety education is a crucial part of our educational outreach. These short, powerful animations provide a lovely visual punch to supplement our glitter-bug activities. Each of the animations address a crucial issue, and help encourage the ‘ick’ factor when working with kids.

My favorite is We Have A Winner, helping us think about the risks of leaving the bathroom without washing up.

View all the animations at dontbegross.com

The Don’t

Ed Tech in Action: 3 Examples

The Ohio State University Extension has designated three Ed Tech Specialist positions as part of a pilot project that began in the Fall of 2013. Over the past year, the Ed Techs have worked with program staff and IT professionals to fill the gap between technology and the people who integrate it into their programming efforts. Below are just 3 examples of projects and other collaborative efforts that have been born out of OSU’s Ed Tech project:

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