Makewaves is a community of thousands of schools sharing their creativity and raising achievement with badges. Makewaves is a safe social learning platform for schools. It offers schools a safe environment in which to publish blogs, videos, pictures, and audio online, where they can be shared with a like-minded network of schools around the world.

Makewaves is free to join and every member school is given its own space within the community, where work can be safely published and shared.

Teachers can choose their own security settings, giving them full control over who can view their school’s content.

The platform is an ideal tool for developing digital literacy skills, learning about internet safety, and learning how to use social media responsibly.

Today, learning happens everywhere.

Yet, we still struggle to capture valuable learning that takes place outside of formal settings.

We need a new way to help people capture and communicate all of their talents and use them to transition into new opportunities.

Open Badge Academy is a complete solution that makes recognising lifelong learning simple. 

Partners can create badges to be earned by thousands of children and young people across both the Makewaves and Open Badge Academy communities. On OBA, badges to enable and recognise CPD and career progression can also be developed, earned and shared.