Characters from the ClassDojo app
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ClassDojo: Could this app improve pupil behaviour?

7 February 2014 Last updated at 09:56 GMT

Software created by two British developers aims to improve pupil behaviour in class by replacing the "carrot and stick" with points and monsters.

Teachers sign-up for ClassDojo and then select the behaviours they would like to reward. When a pupil responds in a positive way they can give points or deduct them for bad behaviour.

Experts say the data generated by the software can also be valuable in tracking a pupil's progress over time.

The BBC's North America technology correspondent Richard Taylor reports.

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