Teacher Review for Classcraft

My Students can't wait to go on Classcraft every day!

Laura S.
Classroom teacher
Trinity Lutheran School
Joppa, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
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 Take
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!