Class Dojo is tool for students, parents, teachers and even administrators to encourage positive behavior in the classroom. The student creates an avatar online and monitors his or her progress as the teacher provides feedback. In other words, students create a funny, cartoon-looking character and the teacher adds or removes points towards the student’s character based on classroom behavior. The teacher adds or removes points according to class standards set by the school and/or teacher. An example would be student “John Smith” received 1 point for “Hard Work.” Another example: student Susan Jones received -1 point for disrupting instruction.
Parents are encouraged to setup a user account on www.classdojo.com to receive a weekly behavior report via email. Additionally, the parent can login to the site and review classroom behavior without waiting for a weekly report. The important thing to remember for parents is that not every teacher will give or take points every day or lesson. A parent may see “John Smith” received “Hard Work” only on Monday and Thursday. Parents will need to sign an authorization form for their child to participate.
Students, especially in a lab setting, may monitor teacher feedback almost instantly. Students can access their avatar through the Web site on a computer or mobile device.
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