Teacher Review For ClassDojo

Engaging site even for High School Students.

Brenda K.
Classroom teacher
Houghton Lake High School
Houghton Lake, MI
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use Classdojo with my 12th Grade Advanced Placement Class. The attendance feature allows role to be done quickly as students simply "tap" their name on the Smartboard. Even high school students love the little avatars! My favorite use of ClassDojo is the behaviors feature. Teachers can add their own behavior comments for both negative and positive behaviors. I use this for class debates when assigning point to teams. The behavior comment is displayed on my Smartboard giving students immediate feedback on their debating skills. Before Classdojo students would quickly get off topic when debating, now, they can see that great examples means more points for their team.
My Take
It's a fun web site even for high school students but has limited use at this level. Students love the little avatars and the interaction this site allows. The behaviors feature would work well in an elementary setting. The ability to add additional comments allow this site to be adjusted to older students. I use it when assigning points during class debates. It works great for it!