Decoding ClassDojo

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This is a very interesting look at a popular class management system called Class Dojo. The author, Ben Williamson, considers how gamification and behaviourism are underlying theories for a tool that could be used to modify and manipulate; advocates of Class Dojo could argue that it encourages indiviudals to challenge and work on their own learning.  "The globally popular classroom behaviour management app ClassDojo is being extended into a tool to support children’s ‘character development’ and ‘growth mindsets.’ ClassDojo illustrates how new educational technologies are simultaneously the product of venture capital investment and new psychological and neuroscientific conceptualizations of learning."

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