I used a digital camera to make picture seating charts.
The first day of class I have the students line up in the same order as my
printed class list. I photograph them 4 at a time, in order, and use a room
template for the kids to write their name where they will be seated.
Then I take a fresh template and drag and drop the student's picture in the
right place and put their name under the photo. When you see 600 students a
school year it's nice to have a picture seating chart.
In a message dated 6/24/01 6:43:15 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
A few posts lately have mentioned the use of seating
charts to learn names. Does anyone else besides me
absolutely loathe seating charts? I hate making them,
and it seems like I'd always erase names and move
people around because so and so couldn't get along
with what's her name, etc. Plus, they'd always talk me
into letting them move themselves to a spot they like
better. And let's not even get into trying to figure
out where to put the new kid!
Shall we try to think of clever ways to make name
learning easier? I love the idea of the portfolios,
and I've used this one. Any others?