Monday, October 8, 2012
Tech Tips: Class Dojo
This is the first of many Tech Tips to come. My plan is to try to send one out each week (or so) with a quick tip, trick, site, or app to help you integrate some fun and useful technology into your elementary classroom. These will be archived (I know you would never lose any of my wonderful tips, but it could happen) on the Tech Coach web site as well.
This is a great tool for classroom management. I used it last year and have told many of you about it.
Instantly Reinforce Good Behavior.
Engage Students in Minutes.
Get Hassle-Free Data and Reports.
ClassDojo gives you behavior-tracking analytics and reports that can be shared with parents and administrators, all with just one click. No data entry needed, ever.
For Teachers: in some classrooms, more than 50% of class time is spent managing behavior rather than delivering instruction; ClassDojo aims to greatly reduce this so teachers can do more teaching and less crowd control! In addition, for the first time, teachers have a painless way to focus on developing positive behavior over time, rather than just logging referrals once it is too late to intervene.
For Students: research suggests the shorter the time period between an action and feedback for that action, the greater is the effect of the reinforcement. Specific positive reinforcement helps students develop a sense of purpose in the classroom, enhancing intrinsic motivation over time. By giving students visibility and data on their own behavior, ClassDojo makes class less disruptive and creates a more positive learning environment.
For Parents: ClassDojo makes it easy to engage parents in their child's development, by allowing teachers to provide real data from the classroom to them with just one click.
Visit ClassDojo to get started: http://www.classdojo.com
Please see me if you would like help setting up your own Class Dojo!
As always, if you have any questions or need help, feel free to stop by, call, or email me. I am here to help you!
More Tech Tips At: www.tinyurl.com/GLCSTechTips