How I Use It
I use this product to award participation points, choose student to answer at random and classroom management. You can customize the results that you want to reward (or behaviors that you want to discourage) and you can customize these elements differently from class to class. Students like customizing their avatars and parent enjoy tracking their student's progress. The "report" function allows me to track progress in each class. I reward the class monthly with the highest stats and I can also reward individuals within a class that perhaps did not have the highest stats overall for the month. This product has a helpful online community (if you choose) to connect with other teachers who use it, as well as a means to connect with teachers in your building. I use it to help students set individual goals for participation/behavior. The phone app allows me to use the product even if we are not in the classroom. I love ClassDojo!
Initial set up requires that you input each student's name individually in each class you create. This can take awhile if you have a lot of students but once the class is created it is very easy to edit if students add or drop a class. My only advice is that this product won't have as much student "buy in" much past the 8th grade level. I teach 7th graders and my former students (now 8th graders) love to come in and check out the Wall of Fame to see how classes have performed.