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.





5 comments:

Emily said...

I use class dojo and love it. The kids really seem to try harder for the little dings. =)

Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

vicky1970 said...

Hi there, I just found you and love your blog and ideas! I also blog about teaching and mommy hood. :o)
Vicky
Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

Ms. Myers said...

Thanks Emily. Thanks for finding me Vicki and I just love your blog too!

Brittney said...

Ive heard about this resource quite a few times now..I hope you will give us an update on how it's working for you! :)
TeachPrayLove

Judy said...

I am your newest follower! This sounds pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Judy
Teaching Little Apples

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