Class Dojo is a classroom management tool where each student is represented on the screen by a cute monster avatar. Each avatar has a bubble with total points accumulated weekly. The avatars are displayed occasionally on the Smartboard so that students can celebrate their achievements. I sent home notices with registration instructions for parents, if yours has been misplaced simply jot me a note in the agenda and I’ll print a new one for you. Instructions were also included to allow students to go in and modify their avatars.
I encourage all parents to sign up and take advantage of this great tool. Throughout the day, students are awarded positive points for helping friends, working hard, participating in discussions. Occasionally, negative points are registered for organizational issues, misbehaviours and not using class-time wisely. A weekly report is automatically generated by the program on Fridays. Parents, however, have access to their child’s data 24/7. Grade 2 students are very motivated by seeing their tally increase and you can hear a pin drop in the classroom when I am awarding points for on-task and hardworking behaviours.
Taken right from the Class Dojo sight:
ClassDojo deepens understanding between teachers, parents and students. In the classroom, teachers use ClassDojo to encourage positive behaviors like curiosity and perseverance. Teachers can also send real-time messages to parents using ClassDojo Messaging to give updates on what is happening at school.
At home, parents are able to review their child’s progress with Student Reports and also communicate simply and safely with their child’s teacher.
ClassDojo is 100% free for teachers, parents and students to use anywhere in the world.