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Innovation Badges

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This page contains a list of all the Badges we currently have available.  Below you will find a list of the badges and a description of each as well as links to resources to learn more about them.  Click the image for each badge for more information about that tool.

Badge Forms

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List of Badges

1 Classroom Layout

https://www.prodigygame.com/blog/flexible-seating-classroom-ideas/

 Break the mold of boring desks in rows and organize your classroom in a more engaging way.  This can be as simple as organizing your desks into groups or as advanced as incorporating different flexible seating options. 

2 Quizizz

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Create and deploy a Quizizz assessment for your students that reinforces a topic you studied in class.

3 Parent Email List

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Build an email contact list in Gmail and give an example of how you have used it to communicate with parents.

4 Twitter

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Create a Twitter account for your class and tweet out something positive that is happening with your students.  

5 Instagram

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Create an Instagram account for your class and post an image of your students engaged in a fun activity.  

6 Facebook

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 Create a Facebook account for your class and post an update highlighting something positive happening in your class. 

7 Facebook PLC

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 Join a FB group of educators in your field and tell us about an example of how you learned from or shared with that professional learning community. 

8 QR Code

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Create a QR code to share a resource with your class.

9 Smore

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 Create a Smore news letter to share information with your students. 

10 Flocabulary

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 Engage students in a Flocabulary lesson, activity, or video. 

11 Quizlet Live

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 Get your students competing against each other or on teams to review concepts in q Quizlet live game.

12 Google Classroom Setup

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 Create a Google Classroom section for each of your class periods.

13 Google Classroom Discussion

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 Post a discussion question in Google Classroom and get your students engaged responding.

14 AR Explorer

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Use an Augmented Reality tool like Aurasma, Walla.me, or other to create an interactive assignment.

15 Green Screen

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Use a green screen to place yourself in a unique place that applies to a lesson you are teaching. 

16 Flipgrid

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Collect student responses using Flipgrid.

17 Google Collaboration

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 Have students work together to create a Google Doc (Doc, Sheet, Slide, Form) for an assignment.

18 PearDeck

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Use Pear Deck to enhance a Google Slides presentation and gather responses from your students to measure their comprehension.  

19 Web Master

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Create a website for your class using your preferred website building tool.

20 Digital Learning Menu

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Create an online learning menu to support and dig deeper into a topic you are teaching in your class.

21 Virtual Field Trip

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Take your students on a virtual field trip to visit a site online that you wouldn’t normally be able to visit.

22 Google Expeditions

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 Explore a location using Google Expeditions and VR goggles or Google Cardboard. 

23 Maker Space

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 Build a Maker Space in your classroom that will support STEAM activities. 

24 Genius Hour

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 Get your kids focused on their passion in your content area.  Regularly set aside some time for them to work on a project of their choosing that will deepen their knowledge and desire to learn.  

25 Breakout EDU

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 Get kids involved gaming, learning, and team building with Breakout EDU.  Gets students out of their seat, thinking critically, collaborating and creating as the solve puzzles to win the game. 

26 Kahoot

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 Whole class game in which students compete to answer questions quickly as well as correctly.  A scoreboard updates after every question to keep students engaged and fighting for the top spot.

27 Gimkit

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  Gimkit is a fun new review game designed by a kid for kids.  Gimkit is very similar to the mechanics of popular mobile games everyone plays today.  Students can improve their score by purchasing upgrades to their game with in-game currency they earn by answering questions correctly. 

28 Blogger

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 Start an online blog to share stories of what is happening in your class with students, parents, the community, and the world.  Maybe your tales can inspire other teachers. 

29 Podcaster

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 Start an online podcast to share stories of what is happening in your class with students, parents, the community, and the world. You can interview other teachers or students. 

30 Screencaster

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 Use a screencasting software to record a lesson on your computer that you can share with your students.   

31 Animoto

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 An easy to use video making tool that allows you to produce professional looking videos using templates and stock images or your own. 

32 Khan Academy

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 Build standards aligned online review activities for your students to practice applying knowledge and skills. 

33 Padlet

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 Create a Padlet wall for students to turn in or showcase digital projects. 

34 Google Drive

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 Create a few folders in Google drive to organize your files. 

35 Google Docs

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 Create an original assignment for your students in Google Docs. 

36 Google Slides

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 Create an original presentation for your students using Google Slides. 

37 Google Sheets

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 Create a Google Sheet that contains original data you gathered from your students and used for tracking. 

38 Google Forms

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 Create a Google Form to collect data or feedback from students or parents.   

39 Gmail Folders

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 Organize your Gmail inbox with folders. 

40 Canva

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 Create a professional looking  image with Canva to enhance an activity, presentation, or website. 

41 Blendspace

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 Create an interactive lesson with Blendspace to engage your students in a topic. 

42 Thinglink

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 Create an interactive image with Thinglink to explain an item or concept to your students. 

43 Socrative

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 Use Socrative to engage students in a quick quiz to check for understanding, an exit ticket, to get instant student feedback, etc. 

44 Nearpod

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 Create or use an existing interactive learning experience with Nearpod to engage your students in a lesson. 

45 YouTuber

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 Upload a video to your youtube account that you created yourself.  I bet you can earn another badge for making the video too.   

46 EdPuzzle

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 Get students involved and interacting with a Youtube video by creating a comprehension quiz through EdPuzzle. 

47 Lunch and Learn

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Attend a Lunch and Learn Session to learn more about trying new ideas in your classroom.

48 Cross-Curricular

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Tie in content from another subject area using technology in a lesson.  

49 Bell Ringer

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 Use a technology tool or app to create a quick bell ringer activity to get your students focused and on task upon entering the room. 

50 HyperDocs

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 Turn a Google Doc into a visually engaging and package learning experience with HyperDocs .

51 Chromebooks

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 Get students diving in to using technology in class on Chromebooks.   

52 iPad (Tablet)

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 Technology at the tips of their fingers, have students engaged using an iPad or other tablet with education apps. 

53 Pinteresting

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 Find some boards that contain useful ideas for your classroom.  Maybe even start your own board to share ideas with your colleagues.   

54 Pineapple

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 Invite other teachers to your class to witness, learn, and be inspired by how you are trying fun new things.   Help other teachers see practical and usable ideas in action. 

55 Google Forms Quiz

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 Make your life easier by giving a quiz in Google Forms.  You can set it up to grade it automatically and give students instant feedback and results. 

56 Gallery Walk

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 Have your students complete a gallery walk, analyzing primary sources, secondary sources, photos, maps, graphs, charts, etc.  and answering questions about them.   

57 Learning Stations

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 Have your students rotate through different stations completing activities or working with manipulatives at each location. 

58 Digital Assignment

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 Take an assignment that you have previously made and convert it to a digital assignment which students can complete and submit on a digital device.   

59 Get Shorter

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 Use a web address shortener, such as bit.ly and tinyurl.com to share a link with your students.   

60 ClassCraft

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 Build a game of ClasCraft to motivate your students to compete and achieve more. 

61 Word Cloud

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 Build a word cloud from a list of terms to present terms in a visual way. 

62 GarageBand

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 Record and edit an audio track using Garageband.  

63 Toontastic

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 Have your students create an animation using Toontastic to show their comprehension of a concept. 

64 Seesaw

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 Have your students create a Seesaw portfolio to showcase their work. 

65 Photomath

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 Have students check their math work using Photomath.

66 3Doodler

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 Have students create a product or a piece of art using a 3Doodler 3D printing pen.