Are you interested in creating custom certificates that are automatically emailed to your students? Then Certify’Em is the add-on for you! Certify’Em is an “add-on for Google Quizzes that extends the functionality of quizzes by allowing you to send a certificate when someone passes, and keep certification records.” Here are some potential student uses:
- Classroom Awards – A teacher could create a Google Form that awards students various awards. Examples include: Content-related, attendance, behavior, citizenship, and other awards.
- Mastery/Proficiency Certificate – As students complete assessments, they could receive a certificate that states they have proven mastery of a specific concept or skill.
- Student Certifications – Teachers could create a curriculum where students are awarded certificates based on tasks and/or assessments that they complete. As an example, a student could receive a certificate for “Google Apps”, “Coding”, or other technical certificates.
These are just a few possibilities but there are so many more ways that you could bring this tool to your classroom. Personally, I see this being a great motivational tool for students. Students appreciate receiving awards from their teachers. This little bit of recognition could encourage a student for weeks or months! In addition to this, students enjoy receiving certificates that say they have accomplished and/or mastered a particular concept, task, or skill. If a teacher could develop a curriculum where the students are working towards a certain certificate, then those students may be motivated to go above and beyond what they were already doing.
If you are interested in using Certify’Em, I have created a couple of videos to walk you through the set up:
Part 1: Setting Up & Using the Add-On
In this video, you will learn how to set up Certify’Em and use the add-on.
Part 2: Using Custom Templates
If you are interested in going further with Certify’Em, you can learn how to create custom templates for your students!
Have you used Certify’Em in your classroom? Or do you have other ideas for how this could be used for your students? Share in the comments below!