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Successful Introduction and Implementation of Class Dojo
About Class Dojo
Class Dojo is a website that teachers can use to manage student behavior and monitor progress over time. Students and parents are also able to log onto the site to monitor behavior and discover areas of improvement. This website allows students to take ownership of their behavior in a fun way. Students are able to log on and create their own avatar, talk with friends, and track their data. Class Dojo works by awarding (or taking away) points for certain behaviors. Teachers can easily do this during class using their interactive white board, tablet, and/or smart phone.
The purpose of this class is to help teachers successfully introduce and implement Class Dojo in the classroom.
- How to create a Class Dojo account
- How to set up classes in Class Dojo- Including set up for students and parents
- Creating expectations for students
- Introducing Class Dojo and Expectations to classes
- Monitoring the effectiveness of Class Dojo for all students
Course participants will learn intellectual skills, cognitive strategies, and verbal information.
1. Problem: There is not enough information and training for educators on the implementation of technological behavior management tools.
2. What is to be learned: Participants will be able to effectively implement Class Dojo in their classroom after completing course tasks.
3. The Learners: Participants are educators in elementary to upper middle grades. They come with a variety of different experiences and needs. A common trait among participants is the need for a behavior management tool. Participants will be familiar with Office software, computers, and smart phones to varying degrees. This course will be most effective if taken before the school year begins, Class Dojo can still be highly effective if implemented after the start of school. Finally, all learners must have computer and internet access in their classroom.
4. Instructional Context: Activities will be mainly online. Some activities will require a word processor. Each of the three lessons will contain a guided portion, an activity, and a reflection. The three lessons will begin by stating the learning target for the lesson. Participants will then move through the guided portion which may be in the format of a PowerPoint. Then, one will be required to complete an activity which contains applications for their classroom. Finally, learners will be asked to reflect on the lesson.
5. Exploring the problem and solution: After taking this class teachers will be more prepared to use Class Dojo in their classroom and therefore the program will be much more useful. We also want our students to be responsible for their learning and to use technology. This behavior management tool allows students to meet both of these goals.
6. Goals: Educators will have a classroom that runs smoothly and enjoys using Class Dojo.
Students will create and manage their Class Dojo Account and submit a screenshot of their "class" page to a wiki account (Motor skill).
Learners will design expectations for students and submit them to a wiki account (Intellectual skill).
Learners will effectively apply their learning to the classroom and submit a 400 word reflection on how well they introduced Class Dojo and their expectations 2-4 days after introducing the expectations and implementing Class Dojo(Intellectual skill).
Learners will develop or strengthen the belief that behavior and classroom management are important, which can be demonstrated by their participation and interest in class activities (Attitude).
Learners will monitor student progress and the effectiveness of Class Dojo in their classroom over a two week period and submit a 400 word reflection on the effectiveness of Class Dojo in their setting and their plans for modifying the use of Class Dojo, if any (Intellectual skill).
Phase 1- Setting up an account
Phase 2- Exploration Explore the site on your own for five minutes or so using the demo class.
Phase 3- Set up class Enter students names in the class roster and select how to sort them.
Phase 4- Set up points Look at the points there and change, delete, or add to what they have to make it useful for your classroom
Phase 5- Assessment Submit Screenshot of classes
Phase 1- Design Introduction to students
Phase 2- Create Expectations Why How
Phase 3- Parent Notification
Phase 4- Introduce to classes Set up goals with classes
Phase 5- Assessment Submit reflection
Phase 1- Monitor Progress How to monitor progress
Phase 2- How to use Dojo information to assess effectiveness of Class Dojo
Phase 3-Making Changes to Class Dojo
Phase 4- Assessment Submit Reflection
References and Resources
Wong, H.K. & Wong, R.T. (2005). How to be an effective teacher: the first days of school. Mountain View, CA: Harry K Wong Publications, Incorporated.