We are all familiar with the practice of rewarding students and classes with points for specific behaviours and good practices.
Class Dojo is a free website to aid teachers to record and manage specific learning goals and behaviours to extend this practice further. Students can create their own avatars, check their points at home and their progress is easily displayed on a laptop or SMARTboard or tablet with the app.
Below is a video of a teacher using Class Dojo to start his class. At my school, I am using the same model to start my class in the computer lab and it works really well. (I created my own “tribute” video that I shared internally to help staff see this app in action.)Here is a screen capture of the video.
I chose Independence (1 of 6 my skills) for the class as an area of development. When each student enters the class they immediately login to the computer and open their project. Then, they reward themselves by going up to the SMARTboard without asking and giving themselves +1 for independence and then returning to their project.
Overall, Class Dojo is an excellent tool to manage transitions especially when students are arriving at different times. It is student-friendly and a measurable record of progress and success in the classroom. I welcome your feedback and let me know if I can help get you started.
More visuals – http://www.digitalplay.info/blog/2011/11/04/reward-or-punishment-gamification-with-class-dojo/
Introduction to class dojo video for students
Hi there – Kalen from ClassDojo here. Thank you so much for taking the time to post about us – our entire team really appreciates the support!
If anyone who comes across this post has any questions for us or needs help getting set up with their free account, please don’t hesitate to reach out at email@example.com Cheers 🙂
Thanks Kalen. ClassDojo has been a great addition to my class routine as a management tool. It is especially helpful during student transition times. And as a ICT specialist with 21 classes, our lab is busy with comings and goings! Thanks 🙂