Great Managment/Communication Tool
This is a great tool to use in the classroom. I love that I can hand out to points to individual, whole class, or small groups of students. I can use my computer or the app on my phone so I can give out points and share work at anytime from anywhere. I change the dojo monsters with the seasons and the kids love seeing their new avatars. They like to work toward a goal and enjoy giving themselves points for their good behaviors. It has really helped with my cleanup time being more organized and quieter, as well as helping for the students to remain quieter while doing their work.
How I Use It
I use this as a management tool with my Kindergartners through 5th grade. We set a point goal for the a certain amount of weeks and if they students can reach the individual point goal then get a reward, such as a free period or a chance to sit anywhere they want for a class period. They earn points for good classroom behaviors.
I also use this to communicate what we are learning about and doing in class with my students parents. I write posts, take photos, and videos and share them to the class page, as well as share photos of work to individual student streams as well. The parents can comment and like the posts, and love getting updates.