Thursday, August 13, 2015

What’s New on ClassDojo? {Tech Thursday}

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ClassDojo is one of my all-time favorite classroom websites. I use it more than any other. Today, I ‘m not going to go into a lot of detail about the site, because we’ve already blogged about it here.
Today, I’m super excited to share with you the two newest ClassDojo features…

Yes, that says GROUPS! Now you can easily create groups within your class to award table points, boys vs. girls points, etc. This is probably one of the most-wished-for features in my teacher circle, and it’s finally here! I love that I can put the same student into more than one group, so I can really be flexible with how I use them and when I give points.

 Class Story is a really cool feature that will make it easy to keep parents connected and share what’s going on in the classroom. It will look and feel a lot like your “wall” on a certain social media network, but with some very important differences just for the classroom setting: 1) Parents and students can “like” your posts by clicking the heart, but they cannot comment on them. 2) Everything is private and secure. (ClassDojo is FERPA & COPPA compliant.)

I plan to use Class Story for photos from class, homework, sending links to parents, reminders about events and projects, and shout-outs for student of the month and birthdays.

If you ever need help with anything Dojo, don’t hesitate to reach out to us… there are a couple of ClassDojo mentors here who are happy to help!

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