The Badge Hierarchy
We offer badges from a wide range of technologies. However, we feel that there are a few essential technologies that every teacher in secondary education should know.
You must earn one badge in this category.
Create a blog to communicate with your students and their parents.
Learn how to build a website using Google Sites.
Learn how to build a wiki using Wikispaces.
Wix allows you to build professional looking websites without knowing how to code.
Learn how to build a website using WordPress.
You must earn one badge in this category.
Create an instructional video using iMovie and upload it to YouTube.
Create instructional videos using Windows Movie Maker.
EITHER Earn one of these badges…
Google Earth allows you to virtually explore the universe.
iBooks Author allows you to easily create and publish E-books for your classroom.
LoggerPro allows you to quickly log, track, and analyze data for biology in real time.
LoggerPro allows you to quickly log, track, and analyze data for chemistry in real time.
Logger Pro-Middle School
LoggerPro allows you to quickly log, track, and analyze data for middle school in real time.
Logger Pro-Physical Science
LoggerPro allows you to quickly log, track, and analyze data for physical science in real time.
LoggerPro allows you to quickly log, track, and analyze data for physics in real time.
Mind Mapping technology allows you to plan and organize in a collaborative setting.
Mozilla Popcorn Maker
Mozilla Popcorn Maker allows you to easily create free videos for your classroom.
Online Presentations such as Voicethread, Slideshare, and Prezi, allow you to easily communicate ideas via the world wide web.
Podcasting allows you to create audio presentations for your classroom.
These technologies are used to capture the web using tags and other categorization techniques.
Social Media allows you to easily interact and collaborate with anyone in the world.
Versal allows you to create your own online course.
Video conferencing technology allows you to easily communicate with anyone in the world at the click of a button.
Use Virtual Chem Lab to perform various experiments without the need of an actual lab.
OR Choose three of these badges…
Audacity allows you to easily record and edit music and other audio for your classroom.
Audioboo allows you to easily create and share podcasts for your classroom.
BioDigital Human allows you to explore and study the body online.
Biology Classification Tools
These apps help you classify trees and birds based on the organism's characteristics.
Creately allows you to plan and organize in a collaborative setting.
allows you to easily save and annotate important information from all over the web.
Dipity allows you to easily create timelines to organize and share content for your classroom.
Fitness Tracking sites such as MyFitnessPal and MapMyRun allows you to keep track of your fitness goals and view your progress.
GarageBand allows you to easily record and edit music and other audio for your classroom.
Inspiration9 allows you to easily create diagrams, maps, outlines, and presentations.
Mendeley allows you to collaboratively research and organize ideas online.
Mindmeister allows you to plan and organize in a collaborative setting.
Piktochart allows you to easily create infographics for your classroom.
Poll Everywhere is a service that allows you to easily create poll questions to use in the classroom allowing students to respond via text or the internet.
Popplet allows you to plan and organize in a collaborative setting.
Prezi allows you to easily communicate ideas and collaborate via the world wide web.
Screencasting allows you to create a recording of your computer screen to teach about a program, website, or anything else that can be done on a computer.
Slideshare allows you to easily communicate ideas via the world wide web.
SoundCloud allows you to easily create and share podcasts for your classroom.
Storybird allows you to easily create and publish stories, complete with illustration.
Twitter allows you to stay connected with students, parents and collaborators so you can be up to date with all of your classroom news.
Ubersense allows you to record, review, and critique athletic performance.
Voicethread allows you to easily communicate ideas via the world wide web.
OR Pick your own technologies (talk with your instructor before starting)
You must earn all three badges in this category.
Copyright and Creative Commons
Learn how to use multimedia in a way that is compliant with copyright law.
As educators, we need to learn how to safely explore and utilize the internet in order to protect information, identities, and software
Learn a mobile operating system and find useful educational apps.
We have collected and organized specific technologies into the different categories shown above. Once you master each category by earning the proper badges, we can issue you an IPT Educational Technologist badge (the green badge at the top) for secondary education. Click on the category for a list of badges!