This week we explored some "nontraditional" forms of assessing knowledge, specifically deeper knowledge. The two areas I explored were earning digital badges and high school senior year portfolio defense. Both these topics are reviewed in my Storify entitled Showing What You Know .
The concept of digital badges has many practical implication for education. Badges can be earned by teachers as a professional development measure. Teachers can develop badges which can be earned by other teachers and pre-service teachers. Students can earn badges as part or all of their class work. I envision myself learning more about badges in the future in my own lifelong learning process.