I just learned how to do something new!! Did you know there is this really cool thing on Windows called a "Snipping Tool"? I never noticed it before. Today, however, I learned you can use it to capture a screen shot. How cool is that!! I went to the Class Dojo site and took a few captures to show you what it looks like. The first pic is what your class page that you display throughout the day looks like. When you want to add (or take away) points, you just click on a student's avatar and then select the reason. That child's point total updates with a "DING" so everyone in the class knows someone just earned a point. (I think this will have the same effect as opening a bag of Skittles and handing them out one at a time...very.....very.....very slowy.
The next shot is a mock class I set up just to play around. It really was as simple as described. I think it migh be a little therapeutic as well. Ever had one of those days when you have to go hide behind the closet doors and say EXACTLY what is on your mind at that particular moment? I know I do. Of course, we don't say it aloud because after all we are the adult - LOL. Now, I can picture myself calmly walking over to my computer and "Dinging" someone who is stretching my patience. (I really like the fact that this site allows you to only show positives, but it still tracks the negative behaviors.)
Finally, I took a capture of an individual student's report. What a great way to send those daily notes to parents who've requested them. The class report looks the same, it just has cumulative data.
I will post and let everyone know how this is working once school starts.