Friday, September 28, 2012

Class Incentives... Yup, There's an App for That!

Hello Technology Tailgate! It's Lauren from iWonder... this is my first post on this blog, and I'm so excited to be able to contribute!


Hopefully you've heard of the amazing TeacherTipster.com guy. He's now made his own app! It's called Win a Spin ($0.99) and is an app that you can put on your personal iPhone or iPad to use with students when they earn a reward. You can customize the wheel with 6 of your own incentives.. extra computer time, sticker, pencil, recess, lunch with the teacher, etc. Then, whenever your students earn a reward they can spin to win! You can even hook it up to the SmartBoard with one of our iPad adapters so the kids can see. Check out this link for more information.

Another incentive app for your laptop and/or iDevice is ClassDojo. You can instantly reinforce positive behavior by rewarding students points in your free class account. You can also customize it to behaviors (think Characteristics of Successful Learners!) and when you reward the student it will show up for why they earned a point; on the flip side you can also deduct points for negative behavior. It also collects the data you put in and you can organize it for parents, report cards, etc. I think kids would love to see their little monsters up on the SmartBoard!



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4 comments:

  1. Love your blog!! I am a education student and have a technology class this semester! I'm your newest follower.

    Thanks, Sharon

    The Tennessee Teacher

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  2. How cool is this! I already use class dojo and the kids LOVE it!! I have been trying to come up with a cool way to include rewards/incentives based on their points and you just gave it to me...THANKS!!!! Tell more about the adapter that lets you show it on the interactive board...that sounds cool (better than just sticking my iPod under the doc cam and zooming ;P). Thanks again for the great site and app!!!

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    1. Hi Laura,

      The adapter I have is just a VGA cord from Apple. Here's a link to it in the Apple store:

      http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC552ZM/B/apple-vga-adapter?fnode=3a

      Hope that helps!
      -Lauren

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