Teacher Review for ClassDojo

School wide usage

Lori L.
Technology coordinator
Fort Worth ISD
Fort Worth, United States
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English-Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Individual
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This tool we use as a whole school. We do this for a variety of functions - for behavior, character development, and scholarly actions. We use this to give points to houses (similar to Harry Potter houses) that we have at our campus. Our 3rd - 5th graders are in houses (with new 3rd graders assigned through house celebrations to new houses) and earn points. At the end of the day, the house who won the day is announced and at the end of the week, the house with the most points gets to have lunch the next Monday with their house together. We entered all the third-fifth grade names into their respective houses and all are mixed in, and we make sure all their houses are evenly distributed. It has been bumpy but more successful than not. The kids enjoy it and it has reduce the amount of paper used when we did tickets instead.
My Take
I like Dojo because we can do these kind of whole school events. Some of our teachers use it individually with great success. The only downfall I see is the inability to disable whole class points. Teachers were giving whole class points without understanding that it gave everyone a point, not just the class itself. Overall, I love how we can connect parents whether they gain a point or lose a point (for skill improvement aka behavior), taking evidence of learning and placing it in the Dojo