Conferring the Franklin Good Badger Badge

For my recent Ignite presentation, Franklin Wants a Badge, at the Digital Media and Learning Conference, I spent four minutes reading an abridged version of a real children’s story about badges:

While I was reading the story, tweets critical of the story prepared by me were posted, timed with each page, by my good friend Rafi (ghosttweeting from my account), presented below in reverse chronological order:

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After the story I offered the audience the following challenge if they wanted to earn a badge (which, as this video lives on on YouTube and beyond, I will be happy to honor):

All sorts of wonderful posts landed in the Twitterfall, some of the highlights below:

And I am happy now to certify quite a number of those who took on the challeng. Congratulations to: Hive Learning NYC ‏(@HiveLearningNYC), Rey Junco (‏@reyjunco), HASTAC (‏@HASTAC), Meryl Alper ‏(@merylalper), Bron Stuckey (‏@BronSt), DML2013 (‏@dmlconference), Kevin Miklasz (‏@kmiklasz), and Todd Edebohls ‏(@edebohls)

Now, here is your badge! It is a DIY badge. Please click on it to view on its own, print it out, cut and stick wherever you like.


About Barry

The Associate Director For Digital Learning, Youth Initiatives at the American Museum of Natural History.
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