How I Use It
ClassDojo has really helped me monitor student contributions and effort during small group work. I am able to walk around the room and observe my students. I award them points for making great contributions or being outstanding groups members. Each student can see his or her icon on my SmartBoard screen as they are working in groups. They know, instantly, when they have done something great. I never take points away from students; I work with a positive point system. I use my iPad Mini as I walk around the room and the points display on my SmartBoard for students to see.
I think that ClassDojo has served my purposes really well. Student want to earn points and they love seeing their names pop up on the screen. This keeps them motivated and on-task during group work. ClassDojo provides many advanced and really neat tools for communicating student progress and achievement with parents. I have not used any of these tools. I use ClassDojo on a very basic level. Overall, I am very pleased with my results!