I have made some updates to what my extension can do. The first update is that you no longer need to have the attendance screen open. You ONLY need to be in the class window. So you just need to put in your attendance and save. Then you are good to go!
The more important updates are that you can save your data into a spreadsheet on Google Sheets now!
There is a little bit of a setup that I will explain here.
First you need to create the sheet. This can be a brand new spreadsheet, or just create a new sheet inside an existing spreadsheet. Follow the format below:
Then you need to open the options menu:
Finally, select the spreadsheet with the file picker.
You are now good to go! You can use the ‘Update Spreadsheet’ button inside the extension. This will grab the most current attendance information for the class you have open and post it into the spreadsheet.
This new feature will also grab the student’s current avatar and point information. I added these for a long-term goal of gamify-ing some of the tasks in my classroom. Since my students already love the avatars that they get from ClassDojo, I figured I would be able to use them for a more visual appeal to whatever gamification I add later.
How would you use ClassDojo avatars for gamification?