I'll apologize right now for the number of images in this post. There's 16 screen caps - excessive maybe, but this site can be a little intimidating at first. It is so EASY to navigate and understand once you SEE it though.
Classdojo.com call themselves "Realtime Behavior Management Software." I simply call it AWESOME. We are a PBIS school and track a LOT of behavior data. Typically we've tracked the negatives - this allows the tracking of POSITIVES too! Which really makes sense. In the past, I've had to tally behaviors by hand then compile them into a grade level report to be turned in monthly. Thanks to Class Dojo, my September report was super easy... a few clicks and done. As a CRAZY busy teacher, there is nothing I appreciate more than something that my students enjoy that is also extremely useful to me as a time saver.
Here is the site as you see it upon arrival (image on the left.) You'll click the yellow button to register. You could also click the Tour or FAQ links in the upper right hand corner. (image on the right, below.)
I've awarded both of them points. You can do this by click the child's avatar or by selecting their name along the left side. You can choose which notifications show - a pop-up window at the bottom and sounds, and can turn them on/off for positives and negatives individually.
site. I'm telling everyone I know about it - I think it is especially helpful for upper grades who switch classes. Those kids (many of them anyway) still need a visual reminder of how they are doing behavior wise - but they often don't have it because they are migratory during the school day. My 6th graders have completely bought-in to this and are anxiously awaiting the final word on the "rewards" for points. We are going to start with rewarding weekly then move to monthly. Ultimately, we'd like to reward quarterly.
What are your thoughts? Do you track behavior data? Have you got other resources? Please share in the comments below!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
- crazy facial expressions (bug eyes anyone? and why does it look like I talk out of the corner of my mouth???)
- slightly crooked appearance (stinky old tripod!)
- wild curly hair
(I talk about Class Dojo in the videos, I'll be blogging about it later this week!)
Written by Beth at 10/04/2011 06:28:00 PM