Innovation Badges


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.  There are also forms below to apply for badges, submit new ideas, and request help.

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List of Badges

1 Classroom Layout


 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


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

3 Parent Email List


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

4 Twitter


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

5 Instagram


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

6 Facebook


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

7 Facebook PLC


 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


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

9 Smore


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

10 Flocabulary


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

11 Quizlet Live


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

12 Google Classroom Setup


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

13 Google Classroom Discussion


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

14 AR Explorer


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

15 Green Screen


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

16 Flipgrid


Collect student responses using Flipgrid.

17 Google Collaboration


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

18 PearDeck


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

19 Web Master


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

20 Digital Learning Menu


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

21 Virtual Field Trip


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


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

23 Maker Space


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

24 Genius Hour


 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


 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


 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


  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


 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


 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


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

31 Animoto


 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


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

33 Padlet


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

34 Google Drive


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

35 Google Docs


 Create an original assignment for your students in Google Docs. 

36 Google Slides


 Create an original presentation for your students using Google Slides. 

37 Google Sheets


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

38 Google Forms


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

39 Gmail Folders


 Organize your Gmail inbox with folders. 

40 Canva


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

41 Blendspace


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

42 Thinglink


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

43 Socrative


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

44 Nearpod


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

45 YouTuber


 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


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

47 Lunch and Learn


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

48 Cross-Curricular


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

49 Bell Ringer


 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


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

51 Chromebooks


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

52 iPad (Tablet)


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

53 Pinteresting


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

54 Pineapple


 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


 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


 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


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

58 Digital Assignment


 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


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

60 ClassCraft


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

61 Word Cloud


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

62 GarageBand


 Record and edit an audio track using Garageband.  

63 Toontastic


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

64 Seesaw


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

65 Photomath


 Have students check their math work using Photomath.

66 3Doodler


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



BYOT: Bring Your own Technology:   Have students use their own technology device in classroom activities. 

68 Digital Primary Sources


 Have students explore a digital primary source to enhance their understanding about a topic.  

69 Student News Program


Have students create a video news program to explain information they have learned.

70 Hour of Code


 Introduce your student to coding with a variety of fun and simple beginner coding programs. 

71 Zookazam


 Examine and learn about animals through this Augmented Reality application. 

72 Instagrok


Have students use Instagrok to more effectively explore a research topic.

73 StoryUp


Have your students experience a virtual field trip with StoryUp.

74 Visnos


 Have your students visually explore math concepts with Visnos. 

75 Readworks


Engage students in the research based Readworks lessons to develop reading comprehension.

76 ClassroomScreen


Communicate with and manage your room using ClassroomScreen.

77 Insert Learning


 Use this Chrome extension to insert check for understanding questions directly into websites. 

78 Radio Garden


Engage students in music and cultures from around the world through easy to locate live radio broadcasts.