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Control classroom management with an iPad

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Classroom Dojo gives you a lot of control over how you want to structure your class. Now you'll notice that the bubbles on Classroom Dojo quickly goes through and There's the positive reinforcement sound so Rose knows that It automatically opens up with all of my students.

Control classroom management with an iPad

Classroom Dojo gives you a lot of control over how you want to structure your class. In this video, we're going to take a look at a few of the advanced features as well as talk about how to run classroom Dojo from a handheld device. Here I'm at my Classroom Dojo homepage, after I've logged in. To start a class, I'm going to simply go and click on Start Class. Now you'll notice that the bubbles on our students from the last class are reappearing. The reason is, these bubbles will actually stay with the students until you decide to reset them. For example, if you're an elementary teacher, you can end class to give students a view of what they did the first half the day.

Then you can restart class after lunch, and continue to work to the end of the day. Or, if you're a teacher that wants students to have a view of their entire week, you can also go through and run class with the bubbles the entire week, and then reset them for the next week. It really depends on you and your students, and how you want to structure your class. Even though the bubbles have not reset, Classroom Dojo is tracking hour by hour the behavior of the students. So even if you leave your bubbles the entire year, you can go back into your port section and look at how students did both hourly, weekly, daily, even monthly.

To take a look at a few of the advanced features, let's go and click on the Settings tab in the left-hand corner. The first thing we can chose to change is the avatar size. General rule of thumb, if you have younger kids they're more interested by their avatars so we can make it nice and big so the can really see their name. If you have older students you might want to make it a little bit smaller. Also depends on your class size. If you only have seven or eight students in your class, then you might want to have them nice and big just so it helps fill up the screen. The next thing you can change is your point bubbles. By default is has a combined value. Meaning, if a student has two positives and one negative, their bubble's going to show a one, or the net value of those two.

I can also choose to have separate totals. This is going to give each student, two bubbles. They're going to have a postive bubble, and a negative bubble. For my own class, I like my students to be able to visually see whether they're in the green, or in the red. So I like to leave it as combined totals. I can also show award notifications for either positive or negative. For some classes and for some students, having their name appear on the screen when they're given a negative consequence has an undesired effect. So you can actually choose to turn that off so that students in the class are notified when someone does something positive. You can also choose to turn the sounds on and off for both positive and negative.

For our students, right now they're being sorted by first name. If you'd like to you can also choose to sort by last name. If you click this button you can see that the students behind this window are automatically rearranged by their last name. Unfortunately, Classroom Dojo does not yet have the ability to move them into a seating chart, but from what I hear, that is in the works and might be coming down the road. And the last thing we can change it to display students overall, overall positives or overall negatives. I'm going to go ahead and chose, overall positives, and you notice now that I only see students that have no scores or positive scores.

If I chose to overall negatives I'm now only seeing students that have negative scores. This is more of a teacher function that allows you to quickly come in and view what students are doing well and what students might need some additional reinforcement that particular day. I'm going to go and turn this back to show all. And we'll save changes. One of the nice built-in features to Classroom Dojo is the ability to randomly select a student to answer a question. To do this, I can click on the Random button in the upper navigation Classroom Dojo quickly goes through and selects a student and then automatically brings up the awards or negative behaviors that I can assign to this particular student.

So if I ask Rose a question, and Rose at least attempts answering the question, I can go in there and give her a participation credit. There's the positive reinforcement sound so Rose knows that she was recognized for attempting to asnwer the question. The next thing we're going to look at is how to run Classroom Dojo from a handheld device, such as an iPad, an iPhone, or an Android. By going to the iOS store, or to the Android store, you can download the ClassDojo application. I'm going to go ahead and flip over to my iPad so we can take a look at how to run class from an iPad. So here on my iPad, I've gone ahead and downloaded the Classroom Dojo application, and I've logged into Classroom Dojo using my regular teacher username and password.

The first thing I can do is I can select my class. Let's go ahead and go back into our chemistry class. It automatically opens up with all of my students. As you can see, I can quickly scroll through and select students. Maybe Matt just answered a wonderful question, and I'm going to go and select Matt. And I'm going to say, you know what Matt, that was a really creative answer, and I'll give him a creativity. You'll notice you heard the sound in the background. That sound is actually being played through the web browser. While I can access Classroom Dojo with the device, and I don't have to have the web browser open, by choosing to open the web browser and be logged in to Classroom Dojo there as well, I'll still get the sound playing through my computer.

That sound was not through the iPad. The other thing that I can do, is I can choose to randomly select a student the same way we did before here on the iPad. If I was projecting the Classroom Dojo website on my screen, my students would actually see the same response, the same flipping of students and landing on Wendy that they saw prior. And also, if I choose to scroll over and award Wendy a participation, students would see Wendy's name appear on the screen, and they'd also hear the sound being played through the computer. So the syncing up of the application with the website is a powerful way to continue to control your class, but not feel glued to your computer.

I can also choose to select the entire class. And I love to do this when students are working and the entire class is on task. I'll select everyone and I'll say guys, I'm so proud of you, the entire class gets an on task. You'll notice that every bubble went up one point. I hope this classroom management system can be a great tool for you. For any grade from 9th grade up, I would recommend not using the avatars that are pre-built into Classroom Dojo. For my experience, students seem to think that it's fairly kiddish. If you are in elementary or lower middle school teacher my students love, absolutely love the avatars that are pre-built in.

So you really need to figure out how to make this work for your class. Even in the high school level, students seeing their name and the positive and negative sounds seem to have an impact to how students view their behavior in class. But you want to make sure your structuring Classroom Dojo to be appropriate for your grade level. So best of luck as you implement this in your own classroom and I'll see you guys next week.

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  1. 2m 37s
    1. Lesson planner at learner.org
      2m 37s
  2. 1m 45s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Is this course right for me?
      51s
  3. 12m 43s
    1. What is the flipped classroom?
      4m 16s
    2. Building a flipped lesson plan
      4m 22s
    3. Finding resources
      4m 5s
  4. 12m 33s
    1. Using Evernote to organize your classroom
      7m 49s
    2. Using Skitch to create dynamic presentations
      4m 44s
  5. 16m 29s
    1. What is Common Core?
      4m 52s
    2. ELA/Literacy
      6m 41s
    3. Mathematics
      4m 56s
  6. 10m 2s
    1. Using the iPad as a teacher
      6m 18s
    2. Using the iPad with your students
      3m 44s
  7. 20m 47s
    1. Getting started with Edmodo
      8m 5s
    2. Managing your classes
      8m 48s
    3. Communication
      3m 54s
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    1. Prezi: Teaching best practices
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    2. Integrating Google Apps
      7m 54s
  11. 11m 59s
    1. Understanding online file syncing
      7m 47s
    2. Dropdox options and workflow
      4m 12s
  12. 17m 46s
    1. Managing student behaviors with ClassDojo
      11m 44s
    2. Control classroom management with an iPad
      6m 2s
  13. 22m 21s
    1. Creating a student-friendly worksheet
      11m 0s
    2. Modifying assignments quickly
      11m 21s
  14. 8m 51s
    1. Podcasting in the classroom
      8m 51s
  15. 11m 5s
    1. Hour of Code
      2m 18s
    2. Kodu
      2m 1s
    3. Writing your first program
      6m 46s
  16. 18m 8s
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      8m 20s
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      9m 48s
  17. 6m 39s
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      6m 39s
  18. 10m 14s
    1. Mind mapping for students
      10m 14s
  19. 6m 35s
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      2m 53s
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      3m 42s
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      4m 19s
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      1m 7s
    2. Creating digital videos
      9m 48s
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    1. Free website platforms
      2m 3s
    2. Selecting a website platform
      3m 50s
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    1. Students on the Internet
      3m 55s
    2. Teaching proper Internet use
      6m 57s
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    1. Learning through interactions
      4m 6s
    2. Creating social learning experiences
      6m 36s
  25. 15m 7s
    1. Exploring social bookmarking with Diigo
      7m 7s
    2. Sharing a list of websites
      3m 57s
    3. Creating a resource collection for students
      4m 3s
  26. 10m 57s
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      4m 47s
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      6m 10s
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    1. Piktochart in education
      3m 20s
    2. Creating infographics
      6m 51s
  28. 9m 24s
    1. Exploring the role of a learning management system
      3m 56s
    2. Three free learning management systems
      5m 28s
  29. 8m 57s
    1. Understanding crowdfunding
      3m 27s
    2. Explore education crowdfunding tools
      5m 30s
  30. 6m 48s
    1. Creating drag-and-drop lessons
      4m 50s
    2. Using pre-created resources
      1m 58s
  31. 7m 22s
    1. Exploring VoiceThread
      3m 46s
    2. Creating and sharing a VoiceThread
      3m 36s
  32. 6m 44s
    1. Lesson planning with BetterLesson.com
      4m 1s
    2. Accessing common core lesson plans
      2m 43s
  33. 6m 45s
    1. Exploring the free resources
      2m 59s
    2. Exploring the teacher portal
      3m 46s
  34. 7m 1s
    1. How does donorschoose.org work?
      2m 42s
    2. Creating compelling projects
      4m 19s
  35. 8m 31s
    1. Adding your classroom as a project
      3m 0s
    2. Building awareness through social media
      5m 31s
  36. 7m 41s
    1. Find high quality lessons for your classroom
      5m 27s
    2. Assess the quality of lesson materials
      2m 14s
  37. 11m 58s
    1. Selling lessons plans on TeachersPayTeachers.com
      1m 39s
    2. Uploading lesson plans for sale
      10m 19s
  38. 6m 40s
    1. Lesson planning on an iPad
      3m 53s
    2. Creating recorded lessons on an iPad
      2m 47s
  39. 4m 41s
    1. Maximizing class downtime with DuoLingo
      3m 13s
    2. Creating self-motivated learners using DuoLingo
      1m 28s
  40. 6m 13s
    1. Adding the Office Mix PowerPoint plugin
      2m 58s
    2. Creating videos from PowerPoint presentations
      3m 15s
  41. 7m 39s
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      7m 39s

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