Here are some ideas for the type of activities you could get a student to undertake via a Kloodle badge. These activities are designed to demonstrate particular skills a student is developing throughout their education:-
? upload evidence of specific skills* as prioritised by your business, for instance, a time you demonstrated resilience, creativity or problem solving;
? show evidence of teamwork or leadership working within a group scenario (with a minimum of 3 other people);
? write about an issue close to your own heart and the actions you have taken to show your interest or passion;
? blog about a specific work related area;
? record current work experience and meet the criteria for the Kloodle bronze / silver / gold work experience badge;
? complete a specified number of work experience hours related to your sector;
? interview a professional from your field and either upload a video, photo or blog of their findings;
? produce a research paper on a specified area of your business which may include new technologies or new initiatives;
? create a 20 second vlog describing yourself as a person;
? host a lunchtime or after college lesson which requires the student to teach their peers a new topic, skill or raise awareness of a new initiative;
? make a poster to raise awareness of a new concept within your sector;
? visit a place of significance to your sector and blog about your findings, for instance a museum, a retail park or a recreational area;
? create a digital resource that could be used for a specified purpose within your industry;
? run a new society, for instance, a debate club, finance group or film society;
? demonstrate an awareness of digital influence by creating an online social media campaign around an issue important to your companys ethos;
? raise money for a charity, students should blog about how they organised, publicised and financed the event;
? develop a project or novel activity related to your business (for instance, design a new environmentally friendly mobile phone);
? conduct some level of mentoring with younger students;
? task students with completing specified extension reading??this might be as simple as following a current news story and showing a balanced understanding of different sides of the story;
? screenshot examples of specific competencies (e.g. numeracy, ICT or practical mastery of a task). * these are suggestions and could include whichever employability skill you prioritise. Blogging can be limited to a specific character count.
These are a few starter for ten ideas. Employer led activities are extremely important in developing student understanding of the work place and facilitating skill development.
When designing a task, think about the skills your industry most needs and challenges you can set students to really demonstrate these skills.