Class Dojo

Class Dojo has been used school wide to support students with social emotional learning and to communicate with parents. Recently, Class Dojo has included some exciting updates in their toolkit!


Directions

What is this?

  • Add step by step instructions and display them to the class

How to use this…

  • Project onto the document camera in your classroom via your computer. Students can refer to these instructions whenever they are working

Why is this useful?

  • Students can begin relying on this resource to recall information they may have forgotten
  • Could be used to display content and language objectives for independent work
  • Reduces interruptions during small group because the necessary information is readily available for students

Group Maker

What is this?

  • A tool that will randomly assign students to pairs or groups

How to use this…

  • Click on the Toolkit icon
  • Select the number of students you want in each group

Why is this useful?

  • Assign topics of conversation for students to discuss during whole class lessons
  • Save time when you are giving a task that is not reliant on strategic grouping
  • Gives the opportunity for students to socialize with other students they may not normally collaborate with

Music

What is this?

  • You can control music that is either “active” or “focused” from the Class Dojo app
  • Play, pause, skip, and stop songs right from your device

How to use this…

  • Anytime that you would normally have music playing, you can do so right from the Class Dojo app
  • The music will play through your computer

Why is this useful?

  • Use as a noise meter, the students should always be able to hear the music during
  • Set the tone and mood of the classroom by choosing between active or focused

Noise Meter

What is this?

  • Show noise level as reflected through moving bar graphs

How to use this…

  • Set goals for students to prevent them from getting too loud during independent work time
  • Adjust sensitivity of the noise meter to fit the task for the students

Why is this useful?

  • Remind students how loud their voices can be when they are working independently
  • Hold students accountable for controlling their noise level

Think Pair Share

What is this?

  • Show question prompts for students to discuss in pairs

How to use this…

  • Create your own questions and/or use questions that have already been created for you
  • Project for the class to see the topic being discussed

Why is this useful?

  • Students can be reminded what they are supposed to be talking about with their partner

Random

What is this?

  • Call on students at random without requiring them to volunteer

How to use this…

  • Click on random
  • Ask a question that would be appropriate for the student who was called

Why is this useful?

  • Hear from students who would not normally volunteer in class
  • Customize questions to students by going on random first then posing a question

Timer

What is this?

  • Timer runs down to zero and a buzzer will sound once the time is completed

How to use this…

  • Start the timer at the beginning of an activity so that students know how much more time they have to complete a task

Why is this useful?

  • Teach students about efficiency and time management skills
  • Remind yourself about transitions
  • Stick to your schedule by setting the timer to a realistic amount of time

Today 

What is this?

  • Post a morning message or task and display it to for the class to see when they come in

How to use this…

  • Write out your morning letter to your students
  • Hold them accountable for referring to it and following the directions as they come in

Why is this useful?

  • Communicate with the whole class as they enter
  • Help students remember what their morning tasks are
  • Keep students informed as they walk in
  • Share morning announcements and help yourself remember the events of the day

The new Class Dojo Toolkit provides some effective resources for teachers. These tools will help your class run more efficiently and successfully when used as part of your daily routines. Try exploring a few of the new add-ons included with the Class Dojo updates.

 

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