7th Grade Parents & Students:
This year, I am trying a new classroom management tool called ClassDojo. ClassDojo is a web based program which allows teachers to track students’ behaviors (positive AND negative) easily and efficiently. You can access it through the web or through an app for your tablet or smartphone. The program is based on points, and students can be given positive points for things like being on task, being respectful, participating, or working hard. On the other hand, points can be taken away if students are off task, talking out, or unprepared. The points however do not get calculated as part of the student's grade. They are strictly for record keeping purposes and for quarterly rewards. My goal is to fully implement the program right away, but please bear with me as I am learning as I go.
After students have been added to the system, there is a student access code I will give to students so that they can log on to the website. On the site, they will be able to see how many points they have, which positive behaviors were noted, and which negative behaviors they need to work on. Students can only see their own points and not the points of other students.One of the greatest features of ClassDojo is that it allows parents and students access to a “behavior and skills report”. Students have their own accounts to check the reports but so do parents. All parents need to do is use the parent access code to get signed up. My hope is that this will help students better understand their progress things that do not get graded but are an important part of a successful classroom experience. To check student grades, parent portal should still be used.
Please contact me if you have any questions!~Mrs. Sime-CumminsFor Parents:go to www.classdojo.com/parent Sign up by entering your child's code and supplying an email and password. You will be able to login throughout the week to view your child's progress and they will send you an email every Friday (if there's new data available) to remind you to login. Please watch the following video if you need help creating an account.