When you see a student doing a positive or negative behavior, you just click on their name and then click on the behavior. A chiming sound is made for a positive behavior, and a buzzer sound is made for a negative. Since starting Class Dojo, I have noticed that I am giving out more positives, and it has had a great effect on my classroom. The students don't usually know who is getting the positive or negative, so as soon as they hear the sound, they change their behavior. I am able to use Class Dojo on several devices, so my students know that I am watching their behaviors at all times. I've used it on field trips, in the classroom, in computer lab, at recess, and even in the hallway. It has been fantastic!
At the end of each day I project the Class Dojo website so students can see how many points they have earned throughout the day. Several of my students have been challenging themselves to improve each day, and they are even cheering on their classmates. It has been great for the classroom community.
I created a calendar where students can keep track of their points, so at the end of each day they fill this out. Students can save up their points to earn rewards. On Fridays I have students total up their points and can exchange their points for prizes like lunch in the classroom, a piece of candy, etc. We also have class rewards for when the whole class has reached a certain number of points. In order to participate in the class reward, my students need to have at least 80% positive behaviors.
Class Dojo recently came out with a new messaging feature. I can send out individual messages to parents, or I can send out a whole class broadcast. I have not used this feature yet, but I can see how it would be extremely beneficial.
My students and I love using Class Dojo. Hopefully you will enjoy it, too!
If you would like a copy of the parent letter, click here.
If you would like a copy of the calendar, click here.
If you would like a copy of the rewards, click here.
If you would like a copy of the rewards poster, click here.