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Innovation Badges


We want to recognize you for trying new innovative things in the classroom.  You can click the button for the introduction presentation below for more information.

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 above to apply for badges, submit new ideas, and request help. 

If you have an app or technology related activity that you use and don't see it on the list please fill out the form below and I will add it to our list.

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. (FREE)

2 Quizizz


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

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.  (FREE) 

4 Twitter


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

5 Instagram


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

6 Facebook


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

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.  (FREE) 

8 QR Code


Create a QR code to share a resource with your class.  (FREE) 

9 Smore


 Create a Smore news letter to share information with your students. (Has a free trial)

10 Flocabulary


 Engage students in a Flocabulary lesson, activity, or video.  (Has a free trial) 

11 Quizlet Live


 Get your students competing against each other or on teams to review concepts in q Quizlet live game.  (Has a free trial) 

12 Google Classroom Setup


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

13 Google Classroom Discussion


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

14 AR Explorer


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

15 Green Screen


Use a green screen to place yourself in a unique place that applies to a lesson you are teaching. (Free options and paid available)

16 Flipgrid


Collect student responses using Flipgrid. (FREE)

17 Google Collaboration


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

18 PearDeck


Use Pear Deck to enhance a Google Slides presentation and gather responses from your students to measure their comprehension.  (Has a free option)

19 Web Master


Create a website for your class using your preferred website building tool. (Free and paid options)

20 Digital Learning Menu


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

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. (FREE)

22 Google Expeditions


 Explore a location using Google Expeditions and VR goggles or Google Cardboard. (Free Options)

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.  (FREE)

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. (FREE)

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.  (Has a basic free option)

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. (FREE)

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. (FREE)

30 Screencaster


 Use a screencasting software to record a lesson on your computer that you can share with your students.   (Free Options available)

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. (FREE and paid options)

32 Khan Academy


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

33 Padlet


 Create a Padlet wall for students to turn in or showcase digital projects.   (FREE and paid options) 

34 Google Drive


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

35 Google Docs


 Create an original assignment for your students in Google Docs.  (FREE) 

36 Google Slides


 Create an original presentation for your students using Google Slides.  (FREE) 

37 Google Sheets


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

38 Google Forms


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

39 Gmail Folders


 Organize your Gmail inbox with folders.  (FREE) 

40 Canva


 Create a professional looking  image with Canva to enhance an activity, presentation, or website. (Free and paid options)

41 Blendspace


 Create an interactive lesson with Blendspace to engage your students in a topic. (Free and paid options)

42 Thinglink


 Create an interactive image with Thinglink to explain an item or concept to your students.  (Free and paid options) 

43 Socrative


 Use Socrative to engage students in a quick quiz to check for understanding, an exit ticket, to get instant student feedback, etc.  (Free and paid options) 

44 Nearpod


 Create or use an existing interactive learning experience with Nearpod to engage your students in a lesson.  (Free and paid options) 

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.    (FREE) 

46 EdPuzzle


 Get students involved and interacting with a Youtube video by creating a comprehension quiz through EdPuzzle. (Free and paid options)

47 Lunch and Learn


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

48 Cross-Curricular


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

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.  (FREE) 

50 HyperDocs


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

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.    (FREE) 

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.  (FREE) 

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.  (FREE) 

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.    (FREE) 

57 Learning Stations


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

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.    (FREE) 

59 Get Shorter


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

60 ClassCraft


 Build a game of ClasCraft to motivate your students to compete and achieve more. (Free and paid options)

61 Word Cloud


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

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.  (FREE) 

64 Seesaw


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

65 Photomath


 Have students check their math work using Photomath.  (FREE) 

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.  (FREE) 

68 Digital Primary Sources


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

69 Student News Program


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

70 Hour of Code


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

71 Zookazam


 Examine and learn about animals through this Augmented Reality application. ($1)

72 Instagrok


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

73 StoryUp


Have your students experience a virtual field trip with StoryUp.

74 Visnos


 Have your students visually explore math concepts with Visnos.  (FREE) 

75 Readworks


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

76 ClassroomScreen


Communicate with and manage your room using ClassroomScreen.  (FREE) 

77 Insert Learning


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

78 Radio Garden


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

79 Merge Cube


Give students a 3D augmented reality experience exploring topics.  The Merge Cube can be turned into many different objects that are applicable to what you are teaching. (There are many free and paid apps that work with Merge Cube.)   

80 Matholia


Have students fine tune their math skills with Matholia's practice modules and learning games.  (There is a U.S. Setting from the drop down menu at the top. Has a free trial)  

81 Prodigy


Get students engaged practicing math skills with Prodigy math games.  Kids love it.  I have even seen Youtube streams of kids playing these games just like Fortnite.  

82 Explain Everything


Create a digital lesson using Explain Everything or have Students create a digital project.  This might work well with your interactive Smart Projector.   (Free and paid accounts)

83 Geometry Pad


Interactive tablet app for Geometry.  Get students drawing and learning about geometric shapes. (free and paid accounts)

84 Choice Eliminator


Use the Choice Eliminator 2 Google Forms add-on to remove choices from a list once they have been selected.  This is a great tool for any sort of "sign up" you need to have from parent teacher conferences to put lucks. (FREE)

85 Easybib


Have students use Easybib to create a works cited for any project they are working on.  (FREE)

86 Mathplayground


Engage students practing their math skills with the FREE games at mathplayground.com

87 Kaizena


Use your voice to more quickly leave comments and feedback on student work with Kaizena.  (FREE)

88 Videonot.es


Videonotes is a cool google Chrome Extension (FREE) that allows you to take notes on the same screen that you are watching a video.  The notes save to your Google Drive and can easily be shared.  Use this tool to share video notes with your class or have your students use it to show comprehension.  

89 Buncee


Use Buncee or have your students use it to create an exciting and engaging presentation. Free and paid plans available

90 Recordit


Have your students or yourself make a screencast presentation or a GIF with recordit.co  

You can make a screen cast up to 5 minutes long with the FREE version.  If you love this tool you can purchase an unlimited account for $30 one time fee.  

91 Anchor.FM


Anchor.FM is a FREE service for creating and hosting podcasts.  Create one yourself or have your students create a podcast to share some knowledge.

92 WriteReader


Develop students reading and writing skills with this web based software that is FREE for teachers.  

93 PictureThis


This FREE ios app can identify plants with your devices camera.  Have your students explore and learn with PictureThis.

94 GoFormative


Digitally enhance your old worksheets with GoFormative by inserting questions and embedding content to existing documents.  Has Free and paid account types.

95 Quia


Create or use existing online games, activities, quizzes, and more qith Quia.  Has a 30 Day Free trial and annual subscription.

96 Talking Pics


Use a FREE app like Chatterpix or Blabberize to add sound and make a picture talk.  You could have your students do this to show understanding or you could use it to teach a concept.  

97 BrainPop


Use BrainPop's animated videos, games, and activities to spice up your lessons.  Subscription based but does have some free content.

98 Quirky


Do you have a budding young inventor in your class.  Have them submit their idea to Quirky and see if it can be created in real life.  This might be a great idea for GT classes.  

99 Student Newspaper


Have your students work individually or collaborate to produce a student news paper as a summitive assessment.  

100 Digital Escape Room


Build a digital escape room to challenge your students critical thinking skills and content knowledge.  

101 Escape Room


Build a physical, live, in your face, hands on escape room to challenge your students  critical thinking skills and content knowledge.

102 Google Sites


Build a Google Sites website for your class or have students create one for an assignment.