There are things in life I just can't shut up about...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Have you ever stumbled across something that changes the way you do things in such a BIG way? The new find becomes part of your every day life, and you just can't remember how you did things before this wonderfulness came along? 
Well, maybe it's just me. =
I have this inexplicable urge to share things that I find that change my life. So here goes. 

Have you ever heard of Class dojo? 

It's not new anymore. It’s been out for a year and a half, maybe 2 years. I have been using it for about a year now and love it! It has changed the way I keep behavioral data. 

"So what exactly does it do?" might you ask. 

It allows you to have students make icons. Their icons can collect positive and negative points for making good or bad choices. I love using it on the smart board in my classroom so it is there as a visual reminder of how many positive or negative points a child has. At the end of the day it shows a graph of positive and negative points. Basically it gives you a percentage of good choices and a percentage of bad choices and shows it to you in graph form! At the end of the week I send the reports via email to parents so they can see how their child has done behavior wise for the week. Parents love it because it doesn't just focus on the negative behaviors; it shows the positive ones too. Administrators have been impressed at my IEP meetings because of the wonderful data it can show. 
Oh, and there's an app for that! No, seriously. They have apps, so you can put it on your class iPad, or your personal phone and take it on the go so you can data keep even on a field trip. =)  

I love the people at Class Dojo! They are always working on updates for it, too! You may have heard of it by now, but if even one person reads this that hasn't I will be ecstatic. 

Just so you know, class dojo is free and I wasn't paid to share my love of class dojo. I did it all for you. 
Check dojo out, if you haven't! I promise you won't be disappointed. Click here to go straight to them.

Learning & Laughter, 

1 comment:

  1. Our district just had a staff development day where we met with the different grade levels across the elementary levels, and one of the teachers was using Class Dojo - he also touted it as the best! :) I'm really going to have to check it out (I used "elf points" in December, but think this is something I could use year round!). Thanks for sharing!

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