Sunday, November 25, 2012

Class Dojo

The resource for today is called Class Dojo.

What is Class Dojo?
Class Dojo is a tool for the classroom that helps teachers work with students on classroom behavior and behavior management. This tool also allows teachers to share data that has been generated and captured from the program with parents and administrators. With the fun animations, the program captures the attention of students.

Is it free?
Class Dojo is free for ALL users. But, the trick to this is that this program is still in the Beta stage so only a certain amount of people get the program for free currently. 

What will Class Dojo bring to your classroom?
This product can prove to be beneficial in all different grades throughout the education system. From using it in the Kindergarten classroom to provide positive reinforcement to using it in 7th grade classrooms to monitor behavior management to a college student working on a project using data from a single classroom based on behavior. This tool brings an easier way to monitor behavior management and behavior patterns instead of writing down each and every behavior issue. Instead, it's all readily available to teachers, parents, and administrators online. 

How do I use Class Dojo?
Below, I will show you the steps of using Class Dojo.

This is your dashboard when you first log in.

Step 1: Start your class.

Step 2: Give students point by clicking on their names. You can either do POSITIVE points or NEGATIVE points.  

Positive                                                                  Negative 

Step 3: End your class once you've added all points you've wanted to add.

Step 4: View your class report or student reports individually. This will detail the points they have received (what for) and whether they were negative or positive. Repeat this daily to monitor behavior.

You can also share these reports by e-mailing to parents or downloading a hard copy of the reports.


How can I use Class Dojo in my classroom?
Below is a list of ways that this tool can be utilized in the classroom:

-Show the rules to new students
-Use for behavior analysis with class
-Use the graphs for interpretation skills
-Use as your behavior management tool
-Create a graph using the "fake" students
-Inform parents of behavior in the classroom
-Create a friendly competition in the classroom
-Work with students on developing expectations
-Incorporate Class Dojo into a classroom economy
-Use for showing behavior management to students
-Create a graph using the behavior of random students
-Use to work on a behavior plan for children that do not improve
-Use to identify new ways to reward good behavior in the classroom
-Work on analysis skills for upper grade students using data provided
-Give reward time to make own classroom avatar (positive reinforcement)

Honestly, the possibilities are ENDLESS.

How would YOU use Class Dojo in your classroom? Answer in the comments on this post!

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