Tag Archives: NYC Department of Education

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How and Why Digital Badges Promote College and Career Readiness

by Joy Nolan and Michael Preston
January 15, 2013

Welcome back! In our first post, we told you about Connected Foundations, a digital literacy program funded by the US Department of Commerce’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and managed by the NYC Department of Education and the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. In this post, we’ll describe … 







Is it a class, or is it a game? A badging system for mastery in New York City high schools.

by Joy Nolan and Michael Preston
December 12, 2012

How can you use technology to grab a struggling student? How does access to high-speed Internet open a world of learning? What combination of pedagogy and curriculum can deliver the magic blend of fun, interest, academic content, and the many component skills that lead to academic success—especially for students who …