Digital Badges - Dec 1-15, 2012

TASK 5.2 (Dec 7th): Creating and Issuing the Badge

TASK 5.2 (Dec 7th): Creating and Issuing the Badge

by Peter Rawsthorne -
Number of replies: 8

TASK 5.2 (Dec 7th): Creating and Issuing the Badge

11. Using a graphic editing tool create a simple badge
Create as simple a badge (or group of badges) as you like. The badges should represent some learning. And it may be very simplistic, the point here is to create the badge(s). We can work on more complex graphics at another time. The graphic can be as simple as using Microsoft Paint to create a box, fill the box with color, and add a single word to the box. Be sure to save the badge as a png file.

12. Issue the badge
create an account on the open badging site http://badg.us. Follow the prompts on the site to upload and create a new badge. Issue the badge to me (peter AT rawsthorne DOT org) and other who have created badges on the badg.us site.

I have created a blog post describing my simple badge system. http://criticaltechnology.blogspot.ca/2012/12/implementing-really-simple-badge-system.html Once you have your badg.us and mozilla open badges accounts. Nominate me for one of the badges you have created.

Let me know if you require any assistance... more than happy to help out.

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Re: TASK 5.2 (Dec 7th): Creating and Issuing the Badge

by John Dumbrille -

11 and 12 done if awarding = nominating.

Persona indeed! Looking forward to the next steps...

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Re: TASK 5.2 (Dec 7th): Creating and Issuing the Badge

by Christine Horgan -

Task 5.2 Creating and Issuing the Badge

11. Use a Graphic editing tool . . . had to resort to PPT as I have nothing else available to me at home.

 

12, Issue the badge. I managed to set up an account with http://badg.us . . . and now I realize I'm going to have to recruite the help of a techie person to get me onto the next step.

Thus far, Khan Academy's badges have been the easiest to sign up for, use, and earn.

Quite an interesting journey!

Cheers, Chris

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Re: TASK 5.2 (Dec 7th): Creating and Issuing the Badge

by B Ferrell -

There are many free editors out there, based upon your OS/computer.

You can even download clipart and paste it into ppt or open office draw and add text and export/save as jpegs.

Open Office has a draw program in it. I just used it with a diamond, pasted a regular picture in it and it was ready to go.

I used PPT ,my personal logo and a QR code generator to do my intro badge..which no one saw unless they were reading  SCOPE from the web.

 Inkscape can be used on many formats including OSX and is SVG scalable.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/inkscape/

 More complete list here:

http://bevslidbasecamp.blogspot.com/2012/12/open-source-graphics-editingdesign.html

 

Bev

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Re: TASK 5.2 (Dec 7th): Creating and Issuing the Badge

by Julia Hengstler -

Hi, Christine.

Try www.pixlr.com for on online image editor that is pretty powerful--& free.

Click on Advanced-->create a new image

 

Julia

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Re: TASK 5.2 (Dec 7th): Creating and Issuing the Badge

by Jo Freitag -

I decided to create a set of badges for my 10 week Church School program Bird Watching with Biblical Binoculars http://jofrei.edublogs.org/
The program was conducted face to face but using Internet programs. We had hoped to connected with a group from Queensland however the aftermath of the floods prevented that from happening.
This program was discussed during one of Jo Hart's Edublogs Fine Focus webinars at http://johart1.edublogs.org/2012/02/29/edublogs-webinar-overview-birdwatching-with-biblical-binoculars/
I created a set of 10 attendance badges - one for each week which at this stage I have not made available for others to nominate themselves for as it related to IRL attendance. However this did lead me to think that maybe the program could be extended to online without the face to face contact and, if that happened, it would be easy enough to edit the badge accordingly.
I also created a set of Biblical Binoculars Badges which were to certify that the recipient had completed the Bible reference chart activity at the given Blog URL I left this section open for others to nominate for this badge but at the moment I would not be able to verify that they had actually done that.
Is there a way of stating in the criteria that they must e-mail the answers to me in order to receive the badge?

Badges for Birdwatching with Biblical Binoculars

 

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Re: TASK 5.2 (Dec 7th): Creating and Issuing the Badge

by Margot Croft -

The design is pretty raw, but that was fun! 

Will play around with that a bit and test its parameters. :)