Hey Great Minds!
I am super excited to share with you FIRST exclusive details about the new features added to Class Dojo today! That’s right as of today you will be able to do some new things on ClassDojo! If you are unfamiliar with ClassDojo it is a digital point system that teachers can use to monitor student behaviors. It is accessible online and via mobile app! Oh yeah, and its absolutely FREE! This is a must have tool for teachers of all grade levels! It provides real data and an opportunity for collaboration among teachers and parents! If you want more info on ClassDojo click here to get to their website or join me later on periscope for a live demo and Q&A on ClassDojo. Just download the Periscope app and make sure to follow me @greatmindsteach and you will get an alert when I go live!
Groups, Yay!!!! How many times have you had students working in groups and one group really stood out? Then you had to go in and individually select each student and then give them their Dojo point. Well no more! (Unless you want to LOL) Now you can create groups within your classes on ClassDojo! Yes, really groups! This means you can make table groups, reading groups, house teams, project groups or whatever cooperative group your little teacher heart desires and give Dojo Points to them! This new feature will be super useful for me and my colleagues! I share my class with our P.E. teacher and he groups them into teams all the time. Now he can also reinforce teamwork and positive behavior with my students by letting them earn team points also. I can also gather some useful data on how well students are working with each other and hold students accountable when they choose their own groups!
Each group will keep its own running total. This will promote accountability and a sense of accomplishment in students. Group points will still show up on student profiles alongside their individual points. Students and parents will be able to see their progress from home without any extra work. ClassDojo Groups will work and sync across any iOS/Android device and any computer. I am so excited to get started with using the groups feature this school year. Click here to learn more about ClassDojo Groups.
Thank you so much for reading! Please make sure you are following me on all social media sites by clicking the links above. ClassDojo is not done yet they will be rolling out more new features in weeks to come and as a ClassDojo Ambassador I’ve got the inside scoop and will keep you informed on how to use it! Don’t forget to follow me on Periscope I will be doing a live broadcast on Classdojo! I’ll demo their new groups feature as well as answer any questions on how I use ClassDojo in my classroom! You don’t want to miss it so make sure you are following me @greatmindsteach so you get an alert when I go live!
If you missed it live you can watch my broadcast here! There is a short delay in the beginning with sound and please excuse the alerts from my phone. In order to keep the Periscope comments showing up I have to record it his way… Thanks for watching!
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