#YSJ10DoT Open Badges

Ten Days of Twitter participants have the option to earn open badges to recognise their achievement. Open Badges are a new online standard for recognising and verifying learning – we like to think of them as Cubs, Scouts, or Brownies badges for the digital age ☺. Individuals can earn badges for the things they learn, both online and offline, and then display them in their Open Badge Passport, or on their website, ePortfolio or social media profiles.

Three badges will be awarded for accomplishing set tasks over the course of the ten days. After we’ve verified that you’ve met the criteria, we will issue your badge.

Use the badge application forms below to claim your badges as you go!

The YSJ10DoT Badges 2016


The first badge can be earned to show that you have made the breakthrough and hatched into the Twitter world! It will be awarded to participants who:

  • By day 4, have set up their profile and have sent at least five tweets, one of which must be: Joining in #YSJ10DoT with @YSJTEL


The second badge shows how your Twitter knowledge and skills have developed up to day 7. To earn the ‘flying’ badge you need to have met the criteria for the ‘hatched’ badge and in addition have: 

  • followed at least 10 people

  • sent at least 3 retweets

  • sent at least 2 @messages

  • used a hashtag to contribute to a conversation


The final badge recognises soaring achievement on 10 Days of Twitter. The criteria are based on the activities in the second week. To earn the ‘soaring’ badge you need to have completed all of the criteria for the ‘Hatched’ and ‘Flying’ badges, as well as: 

  • explore one of the tools for managing information on Twitter and tweet about it (Day 9 post)

  • create a public Twitter list (Day 7 post)

  • contribute to a tweetchat (Day 8 post) OR create and share a Twitter archive (Day 9 post)

Displaying your badges

An Open Badge Passport is an easy and free way to display your earned credit, and to publicise your badges on social media. If you don’t already have a Passport, why not set one up now? We will send you an email when your badge application has been approved. You can easily push your badge from that email to your Passport account and get sharing with the world!

Creative Commons LicenseTen Days of Twitter for Learning Developers was originally adapted from a similar programme for STEM researchers, also created by Helen Webster. The materials are available under a Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-SA.

Creative Commons LicenseTen Days of Twitter has been adapted by Technology Enhanced Learning for use at YSJ, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The 10DoT Badges  are adapted from those issued by University of Sussex’s Technology Enhanced Learning Team, which were also  licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

We are extremely grateful for the work put in by Helen Webster, the LD5Digital Things team and the Unviersity of Sussex’s Technology Enhanced Learning Team, and for sharing their great resources with the community!