TECHNOLOGY & CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT. [ There’s an App for that! ]. Jim Horwat EDUC-504. Classroom management is one of the biggest challenges teachers face…. New teachers are particularly unprepared for dealing with behavior problems in their classrooms.
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[ There’s an App for that! ]
New teachers are particularly unprepared for dealing with behavior problems in their classrooms.
New teachers universally report feeling particularly overwhelmed by the most difficult students.
15 percent leave the profession and another 14 percent change schools after their first year, often as the result of feeling overwhelmed, ineffective, and unsupported.
is a FREE downloadable App.
It has been described as:“one of the best educational tools of the 21st century” (Bilingual Monster, n.d.).
A review of ‘Internal’ & ‘External’ motivation
Favors positive feedback over punishment
Communicates directly; reinforces instantly
Can be used for simple behavior tracking, progress monitoring, goal setting, attendance and parent communication
Collects, saves and graphs data
Mobile / universal:works with a tablet, smartphone, laptop or smart-board
Colorful, light-hearted, engaging
‘ClassDojo- A Short Film’
Works short term but fails to regulate behavior long term
Generalizes complex individual behaviors
Shames students publicly who get negative points
Focuses on external rewardsvery “carrot on a stick”