What it is Digital Badging?
The days of sitting behind a desk, staring at a blackboard for hours on end are long gone. These days, learning goes way beyond the confines of a classroom. Thanks to the wonders of technology, students are able to discover, learn and connect in ways never though possible.
Digital badging allows students to discover partner organizations in their community such as the Detroit Historical Museum and the Anton Art Center to engage in learning activities. Earn a badge, connect online and share your digital backpack with others.
How Do You Earn a Badge?
After visiting one of the participating organizations below, sign up for an account. After you validate your account you can add a badge to your account by selecting "Claim Badge" from the top navigation.
DPTV's Summer of Badges
Did you know, six weeks in the fall are spent re-learning old material to make up for summer learning loss? Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is taking a stand against summer learning loss with the introduction of the Summer of Badges program. Summer of Badges, a continuation of Digital Adventures and digital badging, takes learning outside the confines of the classroom and stretches far beyond the average school year in a way that is fun for kids.
By partnering with over 45 organizations in Detroit and the surrounding communities, anyone anywhere can find opportunities that will allow them to explore their interests and earn a digital badge. In addition to the previously participating organizations, we have gained great new partners including the Detroit Tigers, Michigan Humane Society, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Hip 2B Fit, Brilliant Detroit, and the MSU Extension Center Detroit.
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