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
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.