Saturday, July 28, 2012

The One With The Class Dojo

While doing our Common Core State Standard mapping and pacing guides a friend showed me this really neat website.  It's called ClassDojo

It's a website dedicated to managing classroom behavior.  You are able to give points and/or take points away from each student, or the entire class.  It also has a mobile browser so you can quickly click the icon  on your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or Android device and give or take away a point.

If you have an interactive whiteboard, you can keep the website open (but have it minimized) and then give/take a point for a student and it will show up at the bottom of the screen.  You may also keep it up and the students can give or take away a point themselves.

Each student gets their own avatar.  If you use the number system, like I do, you don't even need to enter in a student's name-just their number.

Best of all, if you have their parent's email address you can email out the report straight to them.  I know that by the end of the day it's hard to remember who got a color change (or whatever system you use) for what.  You can put in your own things for points such as, talking, being off-task, not participating, etc.

If you are interested in it, click on the link and check it out.  They give you a demo class to play around with.
It's worth a look at.

Just so you know, I am in no way affiliated with ClassDojo.

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