ClassDojo is an interactive classroom management tool which aims to “create a positive culture, give students a voice and share moments with parents.” You can view a brief preview of the app in use here.
I have heard first-hand from teachers who use this tool in the classroom that it streamlines a lot of practices they already implement. Some of these practices include grouping (ClassDojo can do it for you), displaying directions, a noise level meter, random student generator (for picking a helper or volunteer), class timer, and shape of the day. As seen in the video above, all of these tools are available either on the website or through the ClassDojo app, where your phone would take the place of a class remote that controls the Dojo through casting. (It’s less complicated than it sounds – the computer does 90% of the work for you!) Caitlin from ClassDojo gives an introduction to these features and more in this video.
One of the most popular features of this tool is the points system, where students are rewarded and deducted points based on their behaviour throughout the day. If parents like, they can be connected to the student’s account and get notifications for different behaviours. This acts as an amazing communication tool between parents and teachers, where parents can feel fully involved in their child’s education. Teachers also love that they can streamline their parent communication through the in-app messenger system.
For more information or to sign up for an account, you can visit their website here.