I’m new to a school and wanted a way to motivate the children but use the school’s behaviour system at the same time.
I’ve come from a school where I was both the technology lead and the behaviour lead to a school where I am neither. At my previous school I had built up Google Apps from scratch and a behaviour system that worked. At my new school I was just getting my head round Outlook for the first time in about 10 years.
All I had was the internet and the memory that someone had once recommended using Class Dojo for classroom management.
So on Monday morning I realised I had failed to print out any sticker charts for the school’s house points. I wasn’t that confident with the school’s printer or indeed using Publisher, which I am well out of practice with. But I had the internet.
Twenty minutes later Class Dojo was up and working, filled with the names of the children in the class with the generic rewards rep[laced with the rewards that match the system of the new school. I had even grouped the children into their ‘houses’.
It is literally awesome. It had saved me time, the school paper and the boys love it. Ace.