For the last 5 years I have been using ClassDojo to motivate students and set classroom expectations. ClassDojo enables me to leverage the competitive nature of most students to motivate them to undertake tasks at a much deeper level. It also allows for teachers to reinforce good behaviours by actively recognising them either in front of the class or in a more subtle manner. I find that ClassDojo works great in the younger grades, but have also seen good results even in Grade 8 classes. Let’s face it, everyone loves to compete against their peers and be rewarded for good work.
How do I create a class?
Your can create and access your class, give out points and view records of behaviour either through the website or by the app.
Step 2: Click ‘add a class’ and fill out the name and grade level details.
Step 3: Type in the student names or click ‘Import student list’ and paste from a word document or spreadsheet.
Step 4: Click ‘get invites’ and print them off. These will allow parents to log into accounts and see students progress. It also allows for students to log in and change their avatars and see progress. *Note* You can just skip this stage if you do not wish to connect parents/ students.
Step 5: Customise your class by selecting the positive positive skills you are looking for, or areas that may need work and click done. Congratulations you now have your first Dojo class! You can start giving out points to your students immediately.
How do I share a class with other teachers?
It’s easy to share your class with other teachers so you can collectively assign points to the same students. Simple click the setting cog next to class name, share and type the teachers email address.