Class Dojo is a website that helps manages your classroom behavior. I have a very good class this year but there are some little things we need to work on. For example, I have a couple of students that have trouble with following directions. I can reward students who behave well in class. I can also give students negative points for bad choices. The students can see this on the Activeboard. I can control the points on my iPhone or iPad on with the Class Dojo app. I can create positive and negative behaviors to use in my class. There are colorful avatars that represent students. The students were excited to see their avatars on the board. Class Dojo is a way to reward students on great behavior. It makes a great game in your classroom. You will notice a difference in their behavior.
I just wanted to share an awesome website. Cybrary Man has a wealth of information for anyone in education. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, parent, or an educator this website has everything. For teachers, it doesn’t matter what content you teach or what grade level Cybraryman has it! Enjoy!
Symballo just released a mobile app! For those who have no idea what Symballo is, Symballo allows you to have visual bookmarks as your home screen on your computer. This app does the same thing. You can set a wallpaper for your bookmarks. This is great for ELLs, younger children, or who anybody who wants to have their bookmarks in one easy app!
This year flew by! This was an amazing year for my class. I had little to no behavior problems in the room. (I guess this is what happens when you have 10 girls and four boys) I also felt that my students progressed well in their English. It was neat looking back at their Fall and Spring Assessments. In the Fall, the majority of the students wrote one word for their writing test. But by Spring, there were a few that were writing paragraphs! I have four that will be moving on to middle school. Then there will be five students that will have to go back to their home school. These students do not live close to Cumberland Trace. Finally, there are five students that will stay at Cumberland Trace. Four of them will be out in the school but I will have to keep one. This student came into school at May. It will be great to see in a few years on how well they will do! Check out our Animoto video of our school year!
A couple days ago I posted about Toontastic. Here is a video my son created using Toontastic.