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Do any of you middle level teachers use class Dojo? If so, what has been your experience with the parents? Are they actually engaged and interactive with it? Does it get neglected? Would you say it's effective? I've seen it be extremely effective in elementary ages, but I need some feedback on middle school.

Nov 3, 2015 10:49am

  • Arts / English Language Arts / Math / Science / Social Studies / Technology
  • 5-8
  • Behavior / Class Culture / Engagement
  • Student Collaboration

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    • Nov 10, 2015 12:12pm

      Gamification is where it's at with the upper grades and middle school. It speaks their language. Classcraft is amazing in what it does and offers for teachers and students. I have been using Classcraft in my 5th grade classroom and I have seen a dramatic difference in the way students interact with each other. They are willing to help each other when they struggle and also are smart about how they are utilizing their powers. Students never let me forget about the random events. I absolutely couldn't live without using it as a motivational and teamwork/collaboration tool. If you'd like to chat more I'd love to share more ideas on how I use it in my classroom.

      5th grade teacher

      • Nov 4, 2015 10:44am

        I love Classcraft because the kids play lots of video games and they relate with the terminology and play on Classcraft. Its a wonderful motivator and engagement resource. Homework completion is like 100 % because no one want to fall in battle !! It is perfect for middle schoolers and that is what I use in my 7th grade math class.

        • Nov 9, 2015 8:35pm

          I used to use Class Dojo in grades 5-8 and never had any issues, but I only ever used it to recognize positives and had a separate private tracker for consequences.

          • Dec 8, 2015 6:12pm

            I really like classroom dojo for the students but I believe that in some areas the parents don't get involved as much especially in secondary education. So it is very dependent upon where you live. Some areas have parents that just aren't used to being involved with teachers. Perhaps classroom dojo could be a way to re-engage those parents.

            • Jun 28, 2018 5:55pm

              Thanks for the info about ClassCraft - sounds fun! I used Class Dojo with 6th graders, but did not use the points at all. I only used it for communication with parents, sending pictures, messages, etc. Does ClassCraft have that feature? Or is there a better app for that?