Class DoJo – Transform Your Classroom Culture

Class DoJo is a FREE real-time web 2.0 classroom management tool that helps teachers monitor and gather data on behaviors or attributes that are occurring in the classroom (or any setting, for that matter).  In my district, several teachers are using this and loving what it has done to help set classroom and individual goals.  It has significantly improved on classroom climate and behavior.  It’s not about class ‘management’ but class culture and goal setting.  You can use the pre-defined attributes or create and edit your own.

As students are working away, ClassDoJo is displayed on a projector or interactive board (although not required) and students watch as they earn positive and/or negative points for those behaviors.  A teacher can choose to show only the positives, only the negatives or both..or none.  You can download the free mobile app to your smartphone as well so that you can roam around the classroom and quietly gather the data.  How cool is that!?!

The data that is easily gathered and represented in visual ways, can be sent home to parents if you want, but it’s the fact that kids can see how they are progressing as they watch the points being awarded in real-time that is transforming classrooms.  Students are rising to the posted expectations and NOT viewing this as embarrassing or competitive. To be truly successful (for the right reasons), the teacher has to frame the use of this tool carefully and with the right end-goals in mind.

This award-winning tool has only been in existence since last September!  The small staff includes former classroom teachers – those who really understand what teachers and students need in order to create a positive and supportive learning environment for all.  The folks at ClassDoJo truly listen to feedback from educators and are in the process of making many improvements due to this input. You really need to try out this tool…!!!

Comments

  1. Kalen

    Hi Donna – Kalen here. Great to chat with you yesterday morning – Hopefully I was making sense…I was still half asleep haha. It was cool to hear from your group – didn’t realize you were part of Discovery – we’ve actually been talking to Steve Dembo lately about some potential ways we can help out :)

    Thanks so much for writing this post – I just shared it with the team and we all really appreciate the support. Definitely let us know if there’s ever anything we can do for you!

    If anyone who comes across this post has any questions for us or needs help getting set up, please do not hesitate to reach out – hello@classdojo.com

    • Donna Criswell

      Hi Kalen! It was awesome that you woke up at 6 a.m. PST to Skype in with us in Massachusetts! Our PLC of passionate classroom technology integrators was thrilled to be able to talk to you ‘face-to-face’! Sharing their uses of ClassDoJo as well as hearing from you about the history of it’s inception as well as upcoming features was such a treat. Keep up the good work – this is changing classrooms!

  2. Molly Hay

    As an administrator, I can track classrom behavior in all my classrooms. Students can also earn positive points for rewards from me. I shared this website with my classroom teachers and they love it. Thank you.

    • Donna Criswell

      Very interesting! I would not have thought to put this in the hands of administration but what a powerful tool this must be for you! And I especially applaud your modeling for and sharing technology with your staff!

  3. juan

    u guy’s should make a way to let the student’s to get different clothes

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