To summarize briefly, each student gets an avatar, then you can choose positive and negative behaviors to track. There's a ding, when you give a student a positive and a dong when you give a negative. It even allows you to email reports to parents! I use my iPad as a remote so that I'm not tied to my laptop (you can use your iPhone too). Even when doing this, it will still ding (or dong) in the class and if it's up on a smartboard/tv/projector, the kids can see who the point went to (even when the avatars weren't on display, my students responded very well to the ding or dong).
Last year I didn't have any rewards for the points (I started using Class Dojo toward the end of April). My students were very excited about it and responded very well to it, so I want to make sure that I start using it in September. I've created a rewards sheet for students to "redeem" their points. I'm trying to stay away from the prize box. I do use a Longhorn Loot box (our school does a university theme and I'm the University of Texas--Hook 'Em Horns!) that has rewards like sit at the teacher's desk, DJ for the day, halfsies, etc.
I purchased the Classroom Forms and Substitute Information--Sports Theme by Mrs. Magee from TPT to create the charts (I'm doing a sports theme). Click below for an editable, generic version you can download (no clip art, single page):
Now the linky! These have become one of my favorite parts of blogging. I love having similar ideas in the same place. I blog stalk so much that I often forget where I see things so this is great!
Our fabulous blogging friends Hadar, April, and Teri are throwing a Summer Bucket List Linky Party!
I blogged a few days ago about my summer bucket list, but now I'm going to include teaching and personal stuff.
1. De-clutter my classroom
2. Organize my classroom
3. Create the projects that I've pinned
4. Take Lauryn to Disneyland
5. Take a short vacation to San Diego (Sea World and the Wild Animal Park)
6. Exercise and live for me (spent too much time the last 2 years just surviving. I'm ready to live!)
7 more school days and I'll really start to tackle these...what's on your bucket list?