Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Class Dojo / Giveaway Reminder!

If you like using technology in your classroom you should definitely check out Class Dojo.  I have been using it this year for my classroom management system.  It's AWESOME and FREE!!!! It also works great with an interactive whiteboard (I have a Promethean board in my classroom.)  So here's how it works.  When you set up your account you can create your classroom and enter students' names.  Each student has an avatar.  You can select the avatars or they can be randomly selected.  When I started I set all the avatars to be the same.  I tell students can earn a "new" avatar if they reach 5+ points in a day.  Oh how they LOVE a new avatar!  
Students can earn positive points and negative points.  When a student receives a positive point they hear a happy reward sound and a bubble pops up on the board with the student's name who got the point and what they got it for.  The same goes for a negative point but they hear a sad sound instead of a happy one. Of course, you can turn the sound off.  What I love about this program is that I can use my smart phone as a Class Dojo remote!  I can be anywhere in the room and give students points.  Sometimes I'll take out my phone in our school library or walking down the hall and give students points - or at least they think I am (hehe.)  It's been working so well - I really just have to take my phone out of my pocket, look at the kids, finger peck at my phone and you can hear a pin drop.  They want those points SO BAD. (BTW I also do an end of the week reward for weekly percentage points.) With this program I can also set what I can give points for.  It has been really handy for students who need daily/weekly behavior reports too.  You can also email the reports to parents instead of printing it out.  Parents can see exactly what kinds of points they get - it's great!  Anyone else Dojo?      

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  1. Hi Laura - Kalen from ClassDojo here. Thank you so much for your great blog post - we all really appreciate your support! Definitely let us know if there's ever anything we can do for you.

    If anyone who comes across this post has any questions about ClassDojo or needs help getting set up, please don't hesitate to reach out - :)

  2. Hi Laura,
    I'm your newest follower! I love ClassDojo as well!! Stop by my blog when you get the chance.


  3. I can't wait to try this! I am your newest follower! Stop by and visit me...