"Appy Hour" Challenges

Hotshot Tech Badge Reward System


"Appy Hour Challenges" allow teachers the opportunity to "play" with the tech tools that have been demonstrated/implemented in professional development. Completing the "Appy Hour Challenge" for a tech tool makes teachers eligible for a "Hotshot" badge for their work that can be proudly displayed in their classroom to let all who enter know how fabulous they are at integrating technology! Teachers work hard at their own pace to complete Challenges for tools such as Poll Everywhere, Nearpod, Padlet, Alabama Insight Tool, Plickers, Edmodo, Common Sense Media, Achievement Series, and the ISTE standards. Once you've compelted the challenge, complete a Badge Form to receive a Hotshot tech badge as a reward and recognition for your commitment to moving our students toward college and career readiness.

How does the badge system work?

ECS Badge System Intro Video

A few of the available badges:

Other Available Badges:

While the following badges do not currently have Appy Hour Challenges associated with them, badges are available for teachers who demonstrate proficiency and use of the tools. To receive a badge for one of the following, select it from the dropdown in the form and be sure in your badge form to provide evidence of how the tool is being used.

Answer Garden

Casper Focus



iTunes U


Google Docs

Windows Movie Maker

Apply for a badge:

Want to see more badges added? Let me know which ones!

Hotshot Tech Badge Application Form

Click here to open the badge form in a separate window, or just fill out the badge embedded above.