Friday Freebie: Become a ClassDojo!
Let me start today's blog by saying I've never claimed to be "so far ahead of the curve" that in every Friday Freebie I offer you a website you've never heard of before. I say that because there's a good chance you've heard of this week's offering. I hadn't and when I found out about it, I got really excited. It's a behavior management system called ClassDojo.
ClassDojo allows you to keep track of student behavior by giving them positive points for positive behavior and negative points for undesirable behavior. Setting up a class is extremely easy and when you add students into your class each student receives a unique avatar - a cute little creature that represent each student.
Then, to start keeping track of their behavior you simply open the class and click on the student to give them either positive points or negative points. You can also assign points to multiple students at once. The behaviors are all customizable so you can enter your own choices!
ClassDojo keeps an great running database of all the points earned so you can run reports based on behavior by day, by week, by month, or select a range of dates. You can even e-mail these reports directly to parents.
Students can also have access to their own account. You can easily chose to print student invitations that will include all the "secret codes" they need. Then, they can log into their individual account and view their points. For added fun, they can customize their avatar, choosing eyes, mouth, hair color and more.
Need to walk around while monitoring behavior? ClassDojo has that covered too! There are apps for both Android and iOS devices. Simply open your mobile devices browser and go to http://mobile.classdojo.com.
For those wanting a fun, efficient, and effective way to monitor their class behavior, ClassDojo is the site for you!
Image from: http://c.classdojo.com/img/logo2.png