This is a summary of my ISTE June 2015 poster session “Award Digital Badges for World Language Proficiency”
(ACTFL Can-Do Statements)
College Students’ Preferences for Beginning Spanish Class:
Digital Badges – 52% Paper Certificates – 48%
– Looks more official / credibile
– Is physical / can touch it
– Is easier for me, limited tech at home
– Have when course / Schoologyfor course ends
– Can easily show to others
– Can post on frig
– Does digital badge physically represent the standard/ proficiency?
– Does the digital badge title accurately represent the standard/ proficiency?
– Do you give a digital badge for each standard/ proficiency or do you group standards together. Example in World Languages, there are 57 Can-Do proficiencies,does each get its own badge?
– Are the digital badges arranged to show progress through the standards/ proficiencies?
At http://bit.ly/tpthtuttle, I have 5 any language picture speaking activities and 25+ ready-to-use Spanish structured speaking activities for beginning students (including 5 Can-Do ones). At http://bit.ly/tsmash, I have an ebook. Modern Language Proficiencies-Can-Do with many activities. At http://bit.ly/tsmash, I have an ebook 90 Mobile Learning Modern Language Activities (mainly speaking and many current culture activities) and a English Common Core Mobile Activities At http://bit.ly/tuttlebks, I have a book, Improving Foreign Language Speaking Through Formative Assessment.
At http://bit.ly/tpthtuttle, I have numerous students-as-investigators cultural activities (modern language culture).