A new way of taking attendance which gets students actively involved. Instead of calling out names, every morning I display this Smartboard page, in which students names are placed on a tree. Students click their name and their name flies away and a calming song is played. The names that are left are the students who are not present.
I've used this with high school and elementary and students of all ages enjoy this new twist on an otherwise boring morning routine.
This particular document is in the theme of "winter", but I have other seasons as well. Best if viewed in full screen. To edit the student names without them flying away, simply go to "Edit" and then "Text" and type the name you want. Save and Use every morning. Click on "Maddies Class" to hear the music.