Digital Badging Arrives at CUE

Part 3 of 4 in a series of Stephen Davis’ Guest Blog Posts

By Lucy Gray, Friend of CUE

social mediaHello CUE folks! I am excited to be joining the CUE 2015 Conference team from afar! I am based just outside Chicago, Illinois and will be managing CUE’s micro credentialing efforts for CUE 2015.

I will also be monitoring the social media buzz around the Annual Conference and encouraging virtual participation in this social media extravaganza via the #notatcue hashtag. I am very much looking forward to connecting with California friends and adding new connections to my personal learning network (PLN)!

Digital Badging at CUE

Badge List has partnered with CUE to provide a new way of recognizing active conference participation. On Badge List, one can build, host, and award Mozilla Open Badges as well as collect and organize learning evidence. To participate in this pilot, please create an account on Badge List and  join CUE’s learning group at no cost. Public learning groups for awarding badges are free forever; private groups are also available for a fee.

CUE’s Professional Learning Coordinator Danny Silva has designed several clever badges to be awarded at the annual conference in addition to several others that were earned by participants at the recent CUE Rock Star Petaluma.

2015 cue attendee badge CUE Conference Attendee badge

Evidence required:  Take a picture of your conference badge and post it to Badge List.

cue blogger badgeCUE Conference Blogger

Evidence required: Provide a link to a blog post about the conference. Share reflections as well as multimedia, resources, and ideas gleaned from the conference.

cue photographer badge 2015CUE Conference Photog

Evidence required: Post a photo depicting some aspect of conference happenings to social media and tag it #CUE15. Post the link to your photo in Badge List.

cue speaker badge 2015CUE Conference Speaker

Evidence required: Link to your presentation on the CUE Conference schedule and/or the link to your presentation resources.

cue tweeter badgeCUE Conference Tweeter

Evidence required: Post a link to one of your Tweets that uses the hashtag #CUE15.

cue volunteer badgeCUE Conference Volunteer

Evidence required: Post evidence of being a #CUE15 Volunteer. Take a picture of your volunteer ribbon on your conference badge.

cue uncon rightCUE Unconference Attendee

Evidence Required: Submit a link from a social media post that has a picture of you clearly at the CUE Unconference with the #cueuncon hashtag.

cue uncon leftCUE Unconference Facilitator

Evidence Required: Link to the Uncon session on the CUE Guide that contains the topic you facilitated.

not at cue badge#NotAtCUE

Evidence Required: Join in the #CUE15 learning from home, office or classroom.


Follow CUE on other social media channels including Facebook. YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+. Hashtags we’ll be using are #CUE15, #cueuncon, #cueils and #notatcue.

See you all online in a week! Have a great conference experience everyone!

linda greyCurrently an education consultant advising a variety of organizations, Lucy Gray previously taught elementary grade levels in Chicago Public Schools and middle school computer science at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. She also has worked at the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute and the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education. In 2007, Lucy founded the Global Education Collaborative, a network for educators interested in collaboration which has been expanded into the Global Education Conference. Lucy also has received the distinctions of Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher. For further information and resources, please check out her website at http://lucygrayconsulting.com.

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