WHO: Teachers looking for an easy way to begin using Badges in their classroom.
HOW: Flippity.net has done it again! Another great tool with an easy-to-understand instruction sheet allows teachers to create a badging system using Google Sheets. The instructions are listed on the website here. Teachers find or create their own images to use for badges, add a student roster, awarded badges, and publish the spreadsheet to the web! After it has been published, teachers can grab the public link from the separate sheet at the bottom of the page. Teachers can also add asterisks to the award column to add stars to skills. Students are able to see all available badges and how they compare to their classmates. If a teacher wanted to make it private, they could make an individual spreadsheet for each student by just making a copy of a completed sheet. Badges could be created for mastering content, attaining new skills, or demonstrating competency.
WHEN: Badge Tracker is a great tool to motivate students while giving a gamification flare to the classroom.
Here is how a class page looks in their demo:
Here is an example of an individual students page: