Day 9 is a bit of a checkpoint day, similar to that of Day 2 and Day 6. Part of professional development includes reflection, exploration, and implementation. So, if you do not have the time for any of those, how productive is the professional development that you receive? Today is a time where you can spend a little time thinking about something you can add to your website to enhance your online classroom presence. Instructional materials, student resources, and classroom support - oh my!
My Online Classroom
My online classroom is a place where I can place resources and information for teachers to access. This can be links, blog posts, or other professional development resources that might be useful for teachers to use for instruction.
One thing I have recently added to my website as a way of showing my professional involvement this year is through digital learning badges. Our GLPS Tech & Media Team is issuing digital learning badges this year for professional development involvement. We have been using Credly as our service for issuing (free!) digital learning badges. The great thing about Credly is that you can use stock badges or build your own. It would be a great way to reward students for participation or other involvement in school activities as well. It has worked well for us so far and is a new and different way for our teachers to show their professional involvement.
My Digital Learning Badges
Resource Used Today
Credly is a service that allows you to reward people with "credits" for participation. It is a free service and users do not necessarily need to have a Credly account to receive a badge. Once a badge has been issued to a person, an email is automatically sent to the individual notifying them of their badge, as well as a picture of the badge. If a user signs up for a Credly account, they then have the options to organize their badges and even embed a collection of badges on a website.