Sunday, February 19, 2012

Class Dojo

I'm going to admit it I'm a technology geek and this just really grabbed my attention during my usual Sunday browsing the Internet looking for ideas for the next week.  I love technology in the classroom and look for ways to constantly try to bring it into my classroom.  I found a behavior software called
  I can't wait to try it out tomorrow.
Here is some information from the site.
Class Dojo is an engaging and innovative web app. It uses cute monsters and pop-up notices to instantly reward good behavior and admonish naughtiness. 
Teachers create a “dojo monster” for each student in their class. Then using a projector or interactive whiteboard teachers can display reward points for traits like citizenship, listening, following directions or a creative insight. Similarly, a point can be deducted if a student is off task, out of their seat or being disrespectful. A large pop-up icon with the monster’s name flies on-screen, complete with a Foursquare-like icon for the specific behavior. There is a default list of behaviors, but these and icon choices can be customized.
Even more clever is an accompanying mobile web app for smartphones and tablets. A teacher can be walking around the room and with a few taps dish out rewards or demerits.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Candy Heart Freebie

These are my inspiration for my Valentine Freebie.  I hope you like it.  Have a great Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Aloha and GE Model School

Yep that's me cheezin with the squinted eyes!!

This was our Great Expectation celebration and the day we said Aloha to Mrs. G (left).  I 'm going to miss her, but I wish her all the best in her next adventure.  On the up side our school has become a model Great Expectation School for the third year in a row.   Great Expectations® (GE) is a professional development program that provides teachers and administrators with the skills needed to create harmony and excitement within the school atmosphere, elements that are basic for inspiring students to pursue academic excellence.  Yeah!!!