How I Use It
I use this tool as a complete Classroom Management and Learning Management System in my middle school classes. I teach in a computer lab, so I've customized the rules, points, and settings to reflect what I need for my classroom. My students log on at the beginning of each class and check on their characters and "pets," and then I go over the lesson of the day with them, which they access through the Class Content section. Then students can submit their work directly through Classcraft, which posts their work into my Google Classroom, which makes everything easy to find and grade.
My students and I LOVE Classcraft! I find that even the competitive aspect of it really pushes students to be on their best behavior! I promote a culture of teamwork in my classroom, so if a student is breaking a rule, and therefore loses some HP ("hit points," like in a game), their team almost always chooses to save them, and then really encourages them to stop the problem behavior so they don't get in trouble again.
And, I am SO EXCITED about the new features they are working on! I heard that they are working on rolling out a Quest feature that will allow teachers to create interactive learning experiences for students to go at their own pace.
Any time I have had a question or needed help, they get back to me within hours. Can't say enough good things about this product and its creators!