Using ClassDojo for Class Discussions

Many of you have heard of and started using ClassDojo to give feedback to your students on classroom management.  Students can earn points and class rewards, plus parents can get a record of how their child was behaving in class.  This method of classroom management works great for some teachers and schools, however many schools have a different philosophy on how student behaviour should be modeled/ encouraged.

There is another way ClassDojo can beneficial to your class.  If you have class discussions, socratic circles – you want to encourage all students t participate in the discussion, track who is participating often, and the quality of their comments.  With ClassDojo, you can rename/ add behaviors as the criteria you have your discussion rubric.

For example, you can set your “behaviors”in ClassDojo as:

  • States and Identifies issues
  • Uses Background Knowledge
  • Stipulates claims or definitions
  • Elaborates statements with explanations
  • Acknowledges statements of others
  • Challenges the logic, clarity of statements
  • Invites contributions of others

Now you can quickly acknowledge each contribution to the discussion using your phone or iPad and not disrupt the discussion.  We’ve found this sample discussion rubric:  Check it out!


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