Teacher Review for ClassDojo

ClassDojo is a great classroom management tool and wonderful for random selection and participation.

Paul F.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
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 Individual
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use ClassDojo mainly for participation and random selection although it is designed to be used as a classroom management tool. I do also use it to award on-task and off-task points. Many of my parents have signed up with ClassDojo and they are emailed a report each Friday that shows how their child did for the week. This app helps hold students accountable for their behavior and assures that all students are participating when I use random selection. Students also love it when I give them my phone and let them do the random selection.
My Take
I have been using this app for three years now and I use it every day. I started using it just as a random selection tool and then ventured into the classroom management features. Students respond well to the immediate feedback they get for participating or being on-task or the negatives such as talking or disturbing neighbors. Parents have responded well to it and like getting the reports emailed to them each Friday. I have even had a few parents contact me as they saw their child's behavior getting worse.