Two years ago, I discovered the clip chart system which is VERY effective and students love because they can move back up if they've had a problem. The only problem I had with the clip chart was that instruction more or less had to stop while the student or I moved the clothespin up or down.
Enter, Class Dojo! Class Dojo is a FREE (love that word!) online system that will track students' behavior both positive and negative. Each child is assigned an avatar. Here is a screen shot:
Aren't those avatars adorable? The green dots show positive points. Negative points would be red. You can choose to show only positive points, only negative, or both. You also choose the behaviors you want to track and can even add your own. Sometimes I would project it on the smartboard and sometimes I would just carry my ipad around and let them hear the sound of a positive or negative. It can run from computer, ipad, or smartphone. You can generate reports to send home to parents. I would set a number of points that students would need to earn to move up on the clip chart so I did use both. If you would like to try it out, take a tour at Class Dojo.
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