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Types of Badges

See our Badges Gallery for examples and ideas, and add your own!



Based on Linguafolio/ACTFL Communication standards and proficiency level (potentially also Culture standards and other Cs?). Awarded quarterly or at units' end upon successful completion of designated tasks (e.g. 85% on aligned portfolio submissions) at each proficiency level (Novice Low, Novice Mid, Novice High, Intermediate Low, etc.)

  • Interpretive Listening
  • Interpretive Reading
  • Person-to-person
  • Presentational Speaking
  • Presentational Writing


21st Century Skills

To be awarded as the need arises, perhaps on a daily or weekly basis when the project calls for focus on one or two of the skills put forward by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills framework or the teacher observes a need to improve on a specific skill through targeted practice and instruction.



Academic Behaviors

To encourage habits that contribute to student success and proficiency, such as homework completion, staying in the target language, revision, etc.


Project Completion

Awarded at two levels upon satisfactory completion of class projects: Scholar for meeting all expectations indicated in project rubric; Professional for exemplary work.


Technology to Award Badges

Learning Management Systems:

  • Schoology
    Easy to award on class spreadsheets, allows you to create/save badges under Resources to use in multiple classes, no pre-loaded clipart, displays in student profile

  • Edmodo
  • Google Classroom?


Some pre-loaded art for badges and links to Flickr, et al or upload for customizing, can download reports for rosters, allows for widget display on other platforms 


Not explicitly designed for class usage, but may be displayed on multiple platforms, Firefox compatible


Comments (1)

Janice Medina said

at 7:18 pm on Jul 21, 2014

The Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at San Diego State University hosts a free week-long summer workshop in a blended live and online format. The 2014 workshop runs 7/28-8/1 (next week).
On Mon, 7/28, Carl Blythe, Director of COERLL at of University of Texas, Austin is hosting a session on Digital Badges at 1pm Pacific.
The link for more information and to register is http://larc.sdsu.edu/social-media-workshop/
Last year, for the first time, badges were issued to participants who completed the entire workshop!

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