Badges are one of the ways that we motivate students to stay engaged and on track with their work while infusing learning with a little fun. As your child progresses through lessons in a specific subject, they earn badges and other rewards based upon how much work they complete. We've found that having something to work toward keeps students interested in their schoolwork, and that makes your job as a parent a lot easier!
Badges are meant to encourage students to examine related topics. A badge contains multiple lessons that promote broad learning on a subject. Badges can consist of one or more series, individual lessons, lessons taken from a series, or any combination thereof. An example would be a Solar System badge that contains the Sun series and the Planets of the Solar System series.
To earn a badge, students must complete all the lessons that make up that badge. Only students can earn badges.
It's also a way for you to track your child's progress and further identify their interests. Is your child completing all of the fine arts lessons? Are they engaging with language arts or science the most? Are they mastering the material? Parents can go into their student's profile and see which badges they have earned. With Elephango badges, it's easy to see how quickly your child has completed their work, how much of it was correct, and what needs to be further worked on.
To view available badges and see which badges your child is currently working on, click the "Badges" tab at the top of the page.
To see which badges your child has already completed, click on the "Achievements" tab at the top of the page, and then scroll down to where it says "Completed Badges".
There are lots of badges and rewards to be won. So get in there and start exploring today!