Welcome to your digital badging community!
Society for Science & the Public and Intel are pleased to present this new online badging system to recognize high school students' participation and achievement in science fairs and independent student research.
Through this website, students who participate in SSP-affiliated fairs, as well as those who take part in the premier high school science competitions -- the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) and the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) -- will be able to display, share and promote the badges they've earned. Badges also will be awarded to the science fair community at-large, including educators, mentors, judges and volunteers who take part in Intel ISEF, Intel STS and SSP-affiliated fairs.
What is a digital badge? A digital badge is an online representation of a success you’ve achieved or a skill you’ve learned. Badges are a way to recognize skills and achievements gained outside of the official school or work setting. Digital badging has gained popularity recently as a key ingredient in online and informal education – it’s a way to inspire learning, certify achievement and validate that you’ve acquired new knowledge or skills. You can learn more about our digital badging program on our FAQ page.
Society for Science & the Public (SSP) and Intel, a longtime SSP sponsor and partner, created this badging platform as part of the Mozilla Open Badges initiative, a new online standard to recognize and verify learning.
This website was made possible by a grant from the Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition, part of the Digital Media Learning Competition, in collaboration with the Macarthur, Gates, and Mozilla Foundations.
We hope you find this system easy to use and we welcome your feedback. Send your comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Content Officer
Society for Science & the Public