Over the last few months, space-themed badges have been appearing on laptops, tablets, mugs, water bottles and phones all over the world. Are you curious? The EdTechTeam Summits featuring Google in Education incorporate gamified components to their events - allowing attendees to unlock badges, both stickers and digital, when completing challenges.
#gettinggoing - You are are on the launchpad and ready for the ride. These are sessions for people that are just getting going. They have a narrow focus and may move at a slower pace. Remember, mission control is there to guide you…just ask.
#gettinggeeky - What is your Moonshot? These are sessions for people seeking to transform education with a complement of digital skills, pedagogy and risk taking. You may not know how to get there… but you are on your way.
We also offer a variety of digital badges that can be claimed throughout events at your leisure. Some of the favorites are the #selfie badge and the Chrome Powered badge - check out the badging page for the California Summit to learn more.
Our space theme is a nod to the Moonshot project of Google’s Solve for X. The Moonshot is a “...combination of a huge problem, a radical solution, and the breakthrough technology that might just make that solution possible…” Google in Education tools are transformative and we hope you dream big and use the community to help you achieve your “moonshot”.
While these challenges contribute to the culture of fun that our events are known for, more importantly, they make your learning visible to the the community around you.
We are excited about this new and developing element of our EdTechTeam events and hope it’s contagious. We hope our attendees earn all the badges they can, and better yet, take what they learn from it to motivate students in their classrooms using similar methods.