Teachers and parents can use points from Class Dojo to reinforce positive classroom behaviors by offering an exchange of privileges or rewards for a certain number of points. These rewards for the student may include time with a favorite activity or small token gifts such as stickers.
Class Dojo, a classroom management system accessible online, allows teachers to give or remove points to students for demonstrating particular behavior at school. Students and parents can view the progress by logging into a secure site and monitoring point achievement online. Additionally, Class Dojo provides features for immediate communication with parents through text alerts as students earn or loose points, allowing parents to respond to behavior problems quickly.
A benefit of this system for students is that it uses personally designed avatars to gain the attention of young video game-playing students. Students can track and monitor their behavior, compare themselves to others in the class and can get feedback as to how to do better. However, a criticism of the program is that it puts students with learning, attention or family support challenges at a disadvantage. The skills most often rewarded with this system are not as easily achieved by some students with certain disabilities or cognitive challenges.