Tiffany Coulson, NLA Group posted a question on "Ask a Question"

PostedFriday, August 28, 2015 at 12:59 PM

Our after school organization is interested in using digital badges or electronic portfolios. Is anyone doing this?
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  • Posted Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 4:23 PM
    Hi Tiffany.
    Leigh Abts at the University of Maryland has worked in this area for years.  I would encourage you to email him and ask for his set of resources.  Abts, Leigh R.
    Abts, Leigh R.
    Research Associate Professor
    Fischell Department of Bioenginering
    Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (link is external)
    Email: 
    labts@umd.edu (link sends e-mail)
    Phone: 
    301-405-8483 
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  • Linda Kekelis , Linda Kekelis Consulting
    Posted Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 5:45 PM
    The Afterschool Alliance produced a paper, Digital Badges in Afterschool, which describes case studies of five digital badging pilot projects run through the Afterschool Alliance and the statewide afterschool networks in Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, and Rhode Island. The project was funded by the MacArthur Foundation and offers lots of lessons learned and practical ideas for your consideration. You can access the paper at http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/documents/DigitalBadgesInAfterschool.pdf
    
    
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  • Mark Schroll , Project Lead The Way
    Posted Friday, August 28, 2015 at 6:50 PM
    Hi Tiffany,
    The Innovation Portal is a free, online project portfolio application that may be of interest.  Here is a description of the portal and its functionality and a link to the site.  “The Innovation Portal enables students, teachers, and mentors, to build and collaborate on problem-solving projects and connect those works with opportunities offered by universities, businesses and industry.  The Portal is a secure online site that is available all K-16 students and teachers at no charge. Once students upload information, they can then invite others to view and comment on their work. The site includes a portfolio template, scored examples, and a research-based rubric, all organized around the design process itself rather than lessons specific to a given course or curricula.  This opens the scope of participation to anyone and any project topic.”  Link to the site’s main page https://www.innovationportal.org/      Link to the “What is the Innovation Portal Video” and tutorials page  https://www.innovationportal.org/page/tutorials  
    Hope this is helpful  :-)
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