How to take attendance with remote learning?

Posted by: Wesley Swenson

 

Last spring, I took attendance in two ways:

1. On the days that I had a video class during the scheduled time, I did a face check by requiring my students to turn on their video and direct the camera to their face.

2. On days I posted an assignment but did not have a video class, as part of the assignment I asked the students a question to which they must respond by a certain time. See sample. If they responded by that time, then I marked them present in PowerSchool. BTW, if notifications are turned on, students will be notified when a teacher marks them absent in PowerSchool. I have found that a student may answer the question after noticing they were marked ansent.

Author:
Wesley Swenson

wswenson@bbrsd.org