Teacher Review for Classcraft

Competition based?

Hannah R.
Student
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My Grades 2, 3
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
This tool is meant to be used as a classroom management tool. It is meant to appeal to the students because of the gaming aspect while still getting the classroom rules and expectation message across. It gets confusing when you go on to make lessons and quests and how that aspect works into your classroom. However, purpose of teams and accountability in your actions, may backfire by creating unhealthy competition and resentment across your classroom.
My Take
This is a very interesting tool that if used properly and with not put too much emphasis on it, it can be very useful. I believe that you should not put too much emphasis on this because team mates actions effect the whole team and that can make big competitive problems. If used in a fun way this could really help manage your classroom.