ClassDojo makes it easy to keep my students alert and on-task.
Improve student behavior and engagement by awarding and recording real-time feedback.
Print or email beautiful behavior reports to easily engage parents and staff.
Save time by recording behaviors and accomplishments right in class, with just one click: NO extra data entry required.
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Class Dojo just released a new app for the iOS platform (IPad, iPhone) and it's working great thus far!
One of my colleagues uses Class Dojo in his class every day and highly recommended it. I started using it recently, but found it rather cumbersome. I don't think it's an issue of the tool itself, but how I was using it. My colleague has it set up on his Smartboard so that students can check themselves in, and check in when they've completed specific tasks. It takes a bit of planning to utilize it successfully. I also found that some students became a bit obsessed with how many Dojo points they were earning in a single class, and how many they needed to learn. While I see the advantages in some classes, in some situations, I think it may cause students stress.
Classdojo just created student log-ins where students create an account and are given a secret code. The secret code allows them to be synced to a classroom to view their weekly points and design their own avatar.
I use this tool in a jr. high classroom. Before I introduced the program, I feared that the monsters would be too childish for this level students, but they responded amazingly. They love the monsters, and I have even set up a competition between my 3 classes to get the highest positive percentage. It is very customizible and even comes with options to use a smartphone or tablet as a remote. I just have the homepage projecting. When students are working, I give negative and positive points for specific reasons, and it encourages students to work hard. There is a negative and positive sound and it pops up on the screen. This is real time encouragement. You can also go back and leave a comment about why a specific student earned a positive or negative. This is really good for documentation and proof of behavior problems. I have already recommended this program to my colleagues and I am actually doing a summer training session involving using ClassDojo for behavior management.
Class Dojo allows you to set up a specific list of positive and negative behaviors for you to track. Each student gets a cute little monster avatar (it assigns a random one by default, but you can go in and change it later) and you can assign points by clicking on the avatar. You get a pop-up where you can select the reason for the point (positive or negative) and then it flashes a quick message on the screen about the point awarded. You can also select multiple students at a time by using the class list on the left. The kids are really motivated to see what points they get, and it has a handy analysis tool to see where you award the most points. This can be helpful to track patterns in behavior that can help tighten things up in your classroom.