Teacher Review For Classcraft

Behavior management meets Warcraft

Sean A.
Technology coordinator
Robert E Peary School
Ridgewood, NY
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 2
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Classcraft is meant more as a behavior management tool rather than an instructional one (though it can be used in that way). My students were completely absorbed in the process, and I could get my students to participate in almost anything as long as the session began with Classcraft. I have all of the students' attention right from the beginning of class as I begin the daily event. I am amazed at how effective it was a curtailing negative behaviors. Yes you can teach content with the Boss Battles and Treks, but it is generally for behavior management in addition to whatever other work is going on in class. It does require a fair
My Take
Again this is more of a behavioral tool than an instructional one, but for behavior it is wonderful. It is important to select your teams carefully. I recommend putting together students who wouldn't necessarily group themselves to together. There are a number of instructional videos and PDs offered to teachers who want to learn how to use the site. You are also able to earn extra features for free by referring other teachers.