Wednesday, November 23, 2011

ClassDojo=ClassAwesomeness

If you haven't yet discovered ClassDojo, I strongly recommend that you give it a try. It's easy to set up and easy to use. I set it all up last night and then used it today...so I am not YET an expert on it but I am cautiously optimistic.
In a nutshell: 1) each student is given a cute, cartoon avatar; 2) throughout the day, "points" can be given to individual students for positive behaviours; 3) points can be taken away for "negative" behaviours; 4) as often as you want, a report card is generated that outlines how well each student has done.
The kids...EVERY one of them...thought it was super cool and are excited, engaged and eager to be rewarded. Personally, I haven't set up, and don't plan on using, the negative consequence option but that is just me. I plan on using the points as individual minutes for free time on Friday afternoon...we'll see how it goes  :-)

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Did I mention that it is FREE??

3 comments:

  1. I really like class dojo as well, I've been using it for 2 weeks now and my students love it and their behavior has definitely improved! I posted about it here: http://awigginsworld.blogspot.com/2011/11/like-many-of-you-class-dojo-has-worked.html

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  2. thanks for the comment-i checked out your post and commented on it!

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  3. I just found your adorable blog and am excited to be your newest follower! I would love for you to come visit me! I have LOTS of *freebies* to grab!

    Happy New Year!

    Heather
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