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Badge the UK is a new project which aims to create a currency for young people using Open Badges.

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Badge the UK is a new project which aims to create a currency for young people using Open Badges. 

To meet the needs of employers & and to recognise all of young peoples talents qualifications need to evolve.

Badge The UK is a new project supported by Nominet Trust. Its a collaboration between innovative charities, teachers, awarding bodies, education hackers and employers. All the partners are united around one simple need for a new way to recognise all of young peoples talents, not just the narrow measure of exam results.

Together we are working to define and recognise the skills young people need to flourish in life and work. We aim to create a new digital skills currency which raises the value of authentic learning and uses the web to connect young people to opportunities for education, jobs and fun!

Were using Mozilla Open Badges to recognise skills; a new open standard for recognising skills which is rapidly gaining international momentum. They provide a new way for learners to gain recognition for skills not recognised by traditional qualifications, and share them across the web. Find out more about Open Badges here.

We invite you to join the Badge The UK project. You can start by pledging your support for the project. You could for example provide a real-world brief from your business or event design and launch your own badge to our network of schools and after schools clubs.

 

Pledge your Support

Tell us how you want to use badges by pledging your support

START YOUR OPEN BADGE JOURNEY
BADGES YOU CAN EARN THROUGHOUT THE UK

Badge Name:

Badge The UK

About Badge:

Pledge your support to Badge the UK

How do I earn this badge?

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YCiF Community

About Badge:

Post comments on YCiF Network and create a story about the project.

How do I earn this badge?

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Badge Name:

Digital Leaders Event

About Badge:

Effectively present a piece of technology, software or a project (in class/school/at outside event). For example, crazy talk, iMovie or iPad Mini.

How do I earn this badge?

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Safe Level 1

About Badge:

Completed Safe Level 1 activities - Personal Profile, Blogging and Connecting & Commenting

How do I earn this badge?

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Organisations using Open Badges:

Nominet Trust Mozilla Open Badges e-skills livity Safe SSAT Toshiba Youth Sport Trust Bite the Ballot

Makewaves is the place where creativity, learning, and the world meet. Schools can sign up for your free school site and start awarding Open Badges through BTUK

What users are saying

  • We think earning badges is a big motivation as they are proud they've achieved something on Makewaves.

    Parents of S2R Reporters Sweetheart 1 and Ape30, St Pauls Primary School

  • My pupils are so proud to have S2R badges in their profile as recognition of all of their hardwork.

    Leona Tindal, Teacher at St Pauls Primary School

  • I felt really happy that I gained my first S2R badge as it made me feel like I had achieved something.

    S2R Reporter Ape30

  • The badges scheme is a fantastic way of rewarding students and they love it. I'm really excited by its future.

    Steve Sorrento, Ormiston Venture Academy

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Supporters:

Nominet Trust Mozilla Open Badges