This week I decided I would have some fun right along with you guys and find a new free tool to share (one that I wasn't already familiar with)! After searching around and checking out a lot of different tools, I selected ClassDojo. This tool can work well in K-12 (although older high schoolers might find it a bit ‘below' their age level). I love the positive reinforcement approach ClassDojo provides.
Here's a tutorial by Thomas Grodek that introduces the tool and shows you how it works:
Here are some articles other teachers have written about using ClassDojo:
Using Class Dojo to reinforce positive behavior by Amanda Killough
- Techspired Tuesday: Using Class Dojo for Classroom and Behavior Management Tool by Celiza Mas (the “Pinspired Teacher”).
- An apprehensive teacher's guide to… ClassDojo by Siobhan Buchanan
So you know the drill … AFTER YOU TRY ClassDojo, please be sure to comment below and tell us about your experience, so you'll have a chance at winning one of our giveaways at the end of the challenge!
About the Challenge:
The Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge started March 1st. Every Sunday through the end of May we're publishing a new web page with a new, awesome free tool to try. Everyone who provides their name and email address (click here to open the Challenge introduction page and SIGN UP) will get an email providing the link to the page. The goal is just to have fun and learn about these powerful free web applications for teaching and learning, and along the way you get the opportunity to win some giveaways we'll award at the end of the challenge to randomly selected participants! To have a chance a winning, just participate and share some observations about the tools you each week!