Student Contributor: S. Hough
ClassDojo is a communication tool put into place by teachers/schools in order to keep in contact with parents and students. Parents are able to interact with their students, as well as being kept up to date on anything going on in the classroom/school/district.
This tool can be used to send out reminders about upcoming projects, spirit week announcements, pictures taken in class, links for more information or to sign up for a school activity, etc. It is important to remember that in order to use ClassDojo, you need to have internet access and an email to be able to use and participate. You can sign up as a parent, student, or teacher, so everyone has access tailored to their needs.I was first introduced to ClassDojo in EDUC 462, and now see it being used schoolwide at my placement. Students love being able to create their own avatars and seeing who can accumulate the most points.
I believe this should be placed in the Supportive Phase as it helps to create a positive, informed community of teacher, students and parents. Everyone is getting the same information, so everyone should be on the same page. This connects to the Preventative Phase by allowing information to be accessible always and often. Students assignments, announcements, etc are right there on the app, and won't get lost in the shuffle of "take home" papers. I also think this could be connected to the Corrective Phase as students are given points based on whatever criteria the teacher decides. This could be used as corrective behavior for turning in homework, or a reward for being the first table ready for lunch, etc.
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Tool Source: Gus Nollmeyer