When badges first came out I was pretty excited but found the implementation stopped just as it began. I was hoping that assessments could have an advanced feature for if a student gets an A they earn a badge, or a feature where students can finish a guided lesson to unlock a badge. None of that materialized.
If possible, let's take badges to the next level and have them signify "achievements". Allow teachers to turn on things like:
Posted 10 Comments! Achievement
Got 100% on an Assessment Achievement!
Submitted an Assignment Achievement! Submitted your 100th Assignment Achievement!
This would reward students for actively participating on Schoology similar to video games we currently play. I feel like Badges was a great initial idea that never went anywhere...let's make it into something awesome!