We believe that if students can see the progress they are making in their learning, it is easier for them to stay on track, feel motivated and be proud of their achievements!
For this reason, we offer hundreds of badges across all the years and subjects that are included within EdPlace.
Each badge represents a particular achievement, whether that’s getting a great score on all the activities in a topic or re-trying the same activity to improve confidence and skills.
When a badge is visible but greyed out, a student will be working towards it. When it becomes coloured then it's been achieved!
Within the apps or on the website, a quick snapshot of every student's personal badges will always be shown on their homepage every time they log in:
To view all student badges in more detail, log into your educator's account on the website (at www.edplace.com/teacher) and click on 'Badges' in the left-hand menu. Here you can use the two dropdown filters to either explore all the badges visible to a particular student or in a particular curriculum year:
With the exception of bonus badges, all badges will have three possible levels of achievement:
There are four categories of badges to work towards:
These demonstrate mastery of the entire range of activities in a single subject. They’re the hardest to achieve but the most satisfying!
These badges are awarded when a student has completed activities that cover an area of the National Curriculum focused on a particular area of knowledge. These can be quite broad so students will probably have to cover a wide range of activities to achieve one.
These badges are awarded when a student has completed activities that cover a single topic or skill area.
We don’t give too much away about our bonus badges, but we hope they'll provide some bonus recognition when your students are least expecting it! They reward steady progress and hard work as well as getting top marks.
Most badges are specific to the school year each student is in, so they could earn the same badge in different years. Within each student's personal 'Badges' page, they will see a dropdown menu in the top right. Their homepage will be the school year they are currently in, which has been converted to a level, but if they have been doing work from other years, they can click on this dropdown to see past badges earned in other years too:
Similarly, past badges awarded are also visible to you in your educator's account, if you change the dropdown year group next to each individual student's name (see visual above).
When a student is awarded a badge, they will be notified on their homepage and this record will also be recorded on their Timeline. (To learn more about the student timeline function, please click here.)
You will be notified of this event too on your educator's dashboard under the 'Notifications' tab:
(To learn more about notifications in the tutor account, please click here.)
Earning a badge on EdPlace is not easy to do - it takes time, effort and commitment - so it is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate your student's achievement with them and their parents.
We hope this article has provided you with all the information you need to recognise and celebrate your students' achievements on EdPlace with them. If you have any other questions about badges or need any help at all, please contact our friendly Customer Support Team at email@example.com.