My school use little tickets to reinforce positive behaviors. While younger kids are driven by that extrinsic motivator, it seems as if my 5th graders have outgrown the drive. I do like that the tickets remind me to recognize positive behavior. However, how do I create student ownership of the system?
Flipgrid + Google Drawing for the Win!
When I gave out the first ticket, the student was already on a Chromebook and went to Web QR to scan the QR Code. The video message was only a few seconds long, but he immediately turned to the student who created it (even though it was someone he normally doesn't talk to) and said, "Thanks for the message." The message creator looked a bit dumbfounded and replied, "Oh, um, no problem." This was so cool to see two students that normally don't chat come together over a simple meme and positive video message.
Something I would change
If I was to change one thing, it would be recording our positive videos on a different day. It just so happens that Halloween took place on the day we recorded our videos. Fail on my part, but adds some extra fun to the positive messages. See some examples below.