Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Class Dojo-Classroom Management
Class Dojo is pretty awesome app (which is FREE) or it can be fully operated from your computer as well. With Class Dojo you do not need a fancy chart, sticks, tickets, and whatever else we have all used over and over. This behavior management system is kid appealing, easy to use, portable, and includes everything you need to keep tract of behavior for yourself and the parents. At the beginning of the school year, I explain Class Dojo to my parents and students. I enter all of the students names into the system and each of the students have been automatically chosen an Avatar beside their name. The students help me decide what they should be awarded for and what they should have consequences for. After we have decided this I show them what happens when they get so many points during a week and what happens if they are in the negative of points. Examples are change their avatar picture, sit with a friend, no shoes in class, read a book off the shelf, and many more for positive reinforcement. For negative consequeces students have time off recess or silent lunch or I like for them to walk laps around the playground so they are at least burning some energy off! At the end of the week you can print each students report and send it home to be signed for their behavior each week. You can show the students how the class is doing over all or as individuals in a pie graph with how many positives and how many negatives they have. This system works very well because you can take it with you anywhere in your room or outside of the room on your iPad or iPhone. I keep it pulled up on my board so that when the students hear a positive or negative bell all they have to do is look at the board to see if it was them or not. I do not even have to say anything just press a button if someone is off task. I have enjoyed using this app for the past two years! Enjoy!
Tutorial link: http://youtu.be/zDsaXR3Zq6k