“We hear often of the “high expectations” schools must have of and for their students, yet we seldom hear of the expectations students have of their schools. Students’ expectations constitute the new “rules of engagement” in the relationship that young people want with their schools.” via @LeavingtoLearn
I saw a SLAM (
@STREBSLAM) performance in Williamsburg yesterday. What a great way to spend the day!
Read the Review in the NY Times – Daredevils Take Flight and Land Safely Near Your Lap
‘Forces!’ at the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics
Watch this video by founder, Elizabeth Streb, about STREB: Streb: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero
Here are some of my own videos from the show:
#fly #streb #steps #extremeaction #slam #brooklyn #dance
I am thinking through a strategy for badging and gamification. Here are some of the resources I have collected.
Passport by Purdue University: Digital Badges for Learning
Purdue University – Show What You Know – http://www.itap.purdue.edu/studio/passport/
A learning system that demonstrates academic achievement through customizable badges.
Global Kids and Hive NYC Badge Design – http://www.olpglobalkids.org/content/global-kids-and-hive-nyc-badge-design-reflection
- Badge-powered flexible learning – Passport guides students through tasks by providing a framework to submit documents, share links, complete quizzes, or gather approvals. Instructors can follow each student’s progress and connect badges with course objectives.
- Badge builder – With the system’s badge-builder tool, instructors can select different styles, colors, icons and fonts for each badge, or upload their own images. They also can set expiration dates for challenges, or reset tasks when a student’s first attempt is not satisfactory.
- Scorecard – Achievements — such as essays, online discussions, blog posts and podcasts, to name a few — can then be translated into a numeric-based evaluation system for grading purposes.
Introduction Materials for Gamification Workshop by Karl Kapp
Great video by Andy Tattersall.
Engineers Without Borders USA Global Engineer Professional Skills Certification. This trailer explains and demonstrates how the online curriculum works.