Teacher Review for Classcraft

Getting Crafty at School

My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I would use this Class Craft in my classroom to encourage students to stay on task and be efficient with their time during class. It is also a good way to give positive affirmations to students without every students necessarily being ware. It is controversial in some classrooms to compliment students unless very students receives the same amount of encouragement. No matter what your opinion is on this, teachers are able to use this as a tool of helping their students want to do their work to earn points.
My Take
I like this idea of using this is a classroom. I think it definitely depends on the group of kids that you decide to use it with. Some students get very competitive and get so hung up on earning points that the academics may be kept as a second thought. If students seem to be encouraged to do the work for the sake of the work and also earning points, this is a perfect tool.