Elizabeth Forward School District has implemented a badging program for Kindergarten students since 2016. Instead of grades, students can earn over sixty different badges from a variety of different skills - reading sentences fluently, subtracting two-digit numbers, etc. To learn more about the history of the Kindergarten Badging Program at Elizabeth Forward, please access this article from EdSurge.
The digital component of the Kindgerten Badging Program would not be possible without the iPad. Students and parents are able to monitor their badge progress from any location and any time on their iPad. In addition, teachers and students are able to interact with different digital lessons on the iPad that assist with badge progression. The video below describes how the Kindergarten Badging Program works on the iPad.
Adding the finishing touches to our 2021-2022 @CanvasLMS Kindergarten Badging Courses! Since 2019, our Kindergarten students have earned over 8,000 badges! I can't wait to see all of the @BadgrTeam badges our Kindergarten students will earn this school year! #EFproud pic.twitter.com/KIdTnYGX4y— Steve Hartnett (@MrHartnett212) August 31, 2021