This reward system has become popular online. There are several sites for creating and rewarding badges.
Currently I am teaching a blended class using Schoology. I've written about Schoology before here. The class I am teaching involves teaching the students to write main idea topic sentences and detail sentences, as well as, editing and presenting skills.
In Schoology, there is a built in feature to create and award badges. A person can also use the badges already available in Schoology. So, last week I made some badges:
Our students are quite motivated to work hard to earn badges. One modification I will make in this course is to allow students to have several chances to earn a badge.
Here are a few other sites for creating badges for your students:
In our case we awarded badges for specific skills in a course. Other ideas for awarding badges would be for attendance, participation, honor roll, or performance tasks.
I hope you consider giving Badges a try and if you do, please share what site you used and how it went.