There will be no numbers just criteria and evidence.
The Academic Blogger Pathway
Students accomplish the pathway by earning badges. Students must provide evidence of their growing capacity as a writer. There are nine badges to earn before a student can earn the academic blogger credential.
A “Hello World” credential with critical importance. It takes quite some time to onboard the entire class and teach them how to share a url to a post. About 50% will share a link to their WordPress profile.
This badge I want to get at the organization of thought and the the presenting of thinking. I will award to students as I see their work grow. When students begin to blog I may get one short paragraph and then a few post later one long paragraph. I am okay with this. Focus on the on boarding early. Overtime I will reword this badge when I see greater cohesion of work. Students can nominate each other for this badge,
I could care less if you get your commas write in APA. Attribution is the way of writing and not simply an academic task. This badge will be self-nominated.
I promise to be absolutely subjective in awarding this badge. It is for growth in a writer’s voice. The emergence of a somewhat stable identity. Students can nominate peers for this badge.
This class fils a Writing Intensive requirement. Therefore revision (as ifit isn’t always important) is critical to your success. This is a self nominated badge after a student makes three substantial revisions.
Fix your misteaks. Earn a badge.
This is a self or peer nominated badge. I am looking for headers, images and video. Keep your paragraphs frequent and short.
You can’t teach writing without community. I will give this badge out (with scarcity) to those who contribute to meaningful conversation through commenting. This can be on a person’s blog or a class stream.
How Will You Apply?
I want the burden of proving excellence on my students. They should be nominating each other and them selves. The credentialing platform I use badgr.io doesn’t allow for submissions just the issuing of badges. So in the next few days I will create a Google to nominate people.