Students love recognition and here at CodeHS we wanted to give teachers a tool for awarding students with custom badges! On CodeHS Pro you can design badges that are perfect for your students and classes.
Here are some examples of what we mean:
So how do you make your own? You may have already noticed a badge icon next to student names on your section roster.
From here, 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.
It's as simple as that!
A few other 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!