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ERIC Number: EJ923595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
Point Systems Made Simple with Google Docs
Blood, Erika
Intervention in School and Clinic, v46 n5 p305-309 May 2011
Point systems, used in conjunction with positive reinforcement for appropriate behavior, have been used widely and successfully for decades to improve the inappropriate classroom behavior of students with emotional and behavioral problems (Cancio & Johnson, 2007; Drege & Beare, 1991; Gable & Strain, 1981; Jones, Dohrn, & Dunn, 2004; Klimas & McLaughlin, 2007; Phillips, Phillips, Fixen, & Wolf, 1974). Using a typical point system, student behavior is evaluated at regular intervals, and students receive points based on demonstration of desired behavior. Points can then be used to buy preferred activities or items. In most cases, the classroom teacher keeps track of points earned/spent using some sort of paper filing system or notebook. This article presents how Google Docs can be utilized to improve and simplify the management of classwide point systems. (Contains 1 note and 3 figures.)
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Language: English
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