Technology Badge Designer

For this badge you will learn a mobile operating system that is new to you, find mobile apps that could be helpful in learning specific content in your subject area, and become more comfortable with using mobile devices in the classroom.


Rubric for the “Technology Badge Designer” Badge
Learn Technology Explore the technology and make a list of all features that are unique to it. For example, consider functional aspects (features that contribute to making a final project), social or community features (creating a professional profile, collaborating with the online community), and features that build personal resources (favoriting or liking others’ work).
Create First Draft Rubric Create a first draft rubric using the rubric design template. It may be helpful to study similar badges already in use in order to create a similar voice and format. Include as many requirements as necessary to ensure that users who earn the badge have mastered the essence of the technology. If many options are available that require basically the same skill, it may not be necessary to require users to demonstrate the same skill repeatedly (for example, if a technology allows users to use a draw tool to highlight, draw curved lines, and draw straight lines, you might allow users to choose just one of those skills to demonstrate in their project rather than demonstrating each one, since all three are related to a draw tool).
Submit for Review On finishing your first draft, submit it for review to one or two other members of your team (usually a supervisor or someone familiar with the subject area your technology focuses on). After each revision, submit the rubric again until it is approved by the IPT EdTec Administrator.
Rubric Revision Carefully review suggestions, questions, and comments that reviewers make on your rubric. Make whatever changes to the rubric that may be necessary. If questions arise, be sure to discuss them with reviewers. This is done each time reviewers ask for changes to the rubric.
Create a Student Example After your rubric has received final approval, create a student example that fulfills all the requirements you have included in your rubric. Since your example will be placed on the site for future students to review, be sure that your example is pristine and shows the best of what the site can do.
Find Teacher Examples Search for 3-5 public examples of the technology that fulfill as many of the rubric requirements as possible. Since many examples will not fulfill all requirements, make sure that your examples include a variety so that most skills required in your rubric are represented at least once in at least one example. In the rare occasion that real teacher examples cannot be found (as when creating a badge for a relatively new technology) this step could be omitted by IPT EdTec Administrator.
Find or Make Tutorials For rubric requirements that are not intuitive or that may be difficult for novice learners to find or understand, search for video tutorials available online that may help struggling students. Such videos should be short (no more than 5 minutes) and clear, and should correspond only to a few requirements at a time rather than having one long video showing all requirements. If no such videos exist, create one. Remember that most requirements should not require a video tutorial–students need to learn how to locate help on their own, and should turn to our video tutorials only as a last resort.
Create Grading Guide Review the finished product and note any requirements that may be difficult for graders to find or recognize. Where such items arise, add contents to the “Grading Guide” in order to help future graders determine if the criteria have been met. Keep in mind that graders may not be familiar with the technology, so it may also be useful to clarify wording specific to the technology as it is found in the rubric.