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!