One thing I used to do in these situations (photo and video) was have
a daily worksheet, worth 10 points per day towards the project as a
whole where students had to describe their activities for each day.
They had to write this before the end of class and turn in. Not
perfect, but kept most on track most of the time. Accountability.
On 26-Mar-11, at 2:09 PM, Gina Arena wrote:
> Anyone have any suggestions for an easy way to track attendance in
> my high
> school photo class. I have 24 students who are anxious to get to
> work right away
> and some who just want to sneak out of class. I have kids in the
> darkroom, sometimes in the computer lab next door (digital) or
> around school
> shooting. Right now, I have them sign out on the board if they leave
> the room.
> Today, I noticed 2 left early.
> I'm also looking for a better way to track the cameras and memory
> cards. Right
> now the cameras are numbered and the cards are lettered. I have a
> binder that
> students are supposed to sign out, but they don't always do it. I
> need to be
> able to quickly see who has which camera, so I can track them down
> if they have
> it out too long. I used to leave the cards in the cameras, but they
> disappearing so I now keep them in a tin and the kids have to get
> them from me
> and return them to me. I just feel overwhelmed in my photo classes
> and am being
> pulled in 5 different directions. I have students who need my help
> in the
> darkroom, students who need my help on the computer so I really
> need the sign
> in/sign out procedures to run smoothly.
> I have considered putting up an in/out board up on the smartboard,
> like they do
> in offices. Does anyone know a program that I could use?
> Thanks in advance!
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