I enjoy using ClassDojo. More importantly, my 5th grade classes enjoy when I use ClassDojo. There is something they really dig about being able to customize their own little monster avatars.
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My only complaint was that I was taking attendance on ClassDojo, but I still had to send an email to the school secretary every morning and whenever a student was late. I was basically doing the same job twice, and any programmer will tell you that is a sign of sloppy coding. In this case, real-life coding.
So, during a meeting today I came up with what I think is a solution. A Chrome browser extension! All you have to do is:
- Install the extension from the Chrome Webstore.
- Input a couple of emails. The person who takes the attendance in your office is the first input box. This person will get the email. The second email is your own email. This is so that the program can blind carbon copy yourself for your own records.
- Right-click on the icon in the upper right corner of your browser (see below)
- Input the requested information.
- Click SAVE
Once you have done that, go to your class attendance page in ClassDojo. Left-click on the browser icon and the rest is automatic!
Please let me know if you think of any other things you wish ClassDojo could do! These are the kinds of things that I love building. My entire Google Innovator Project is designed about finding the great ideas that teachers have and making them reality.