Students love recognition and here at CodeHS we wanted to give teachers a tool for awarding students with custom badges! You can design badges that are perfect for your students and classes.
Here are some examples of what we mean:
To make your own badge:
From your roster page, click the badge icon next to one of your students' names. From there, you can click on the icon and you'll be directed to a page where you can Create a Badge. Once you click on Create a Badge, you'll see a pop-out for designing a badge. You can upload an image (square images are best), title the badge, and write a short description so your students know what they're being recognized for.
A few ideas for using badges:
Consider assigning badges based on your school's "Core Values" or growth mindsets.
Make posters of the badges for your classroom so you can show off what your students are earning and learning.
Celebrate students with a class cheer when a student earns a badge.
Design badges based on people who inspire and motivate your students: characters in novels, historical figures, famous athletes, renowned scientists...
However you choose to use badges in your classroom we hope they are a great tool for motivating students and building a joyful classroom culture!
Still have questions? Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!