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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 SocietyMuseum of Contemporary Art DetroitHip 2B FitBrilliant Detroit, and the MSU Extension Center Detroit.

FEATURED BADGES:

June 1-14: Reading and Writing

Participating Organizations

Ally Bank  Ann Arbor Hands On Museum  All Saints Literacy Center  Anton Art Center  Arab American National Museum  Belle Isle Nature Center  Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center  Brilliant Detroit  Cranbrook Science Center  Detroit PBS Kids  Detroit PBS Kids Virtual Field Trip  Detroit Historical Museum  Detroit Institute of Music Education: DIME  Detroit Public Library  Detroit Symphony Orchestra Wu Family Academy  Detroit Tigers  Detroit Zoological Society  Detroit Historical Museum (Dossin Great Lakes Museum)  Department Natural Resources  Edu Paths  Engineering Society of Detroit  Girl Scouts of Southeastern Detroit  Engineering Society of Detroit  Michigan Science Center  Michigan State University College Ambition Program        NCFL  Organization of Bat Conservation   Outdoor Adventure  Pewabic Pottery  Pre-School U  Square One Education Network  Wayne State University (Department of Education)  WRCJ 90.9 FM  WRCJ 90.9 FM 

DIA Virtual Field Trip

Join Morgan on a behind the scenes visit to the DIA

The DIA and DPTV joined up a for a special behind the scenes tour of the museum.  It's Science at the Museum! Learn More >

Sponsors

Community Telecommunications Network

The George S. & Helen G. Deffenbaugh Foundation

The A. Paul & Carol C. Schaap Fund