Quick Attendance for Mac OS X
Keywords: attendance, classroom management, students, tardy, absent, discipline
I hate taking attendance! There, now that that is said we can get down to business. Unfortunately as a teacher it is your responsibility to know where your kids are at all times they are under your care. And you should also be aware of when they are not there.
In our litigious society today you are required to keep track of your students' whereabouts, and if they are not present when they are supposed to be you should be aware of this and be ready to report it.
To make my job a bit easier I came up with Quick Attendance. It is a simple program and it allows me to quickly tick off the names of student in each of my classes, mark them as either Absent, Tardy, or Removed - the last being in case of disciplinary problems.
With Quick Attendance I can then save the lists for the day and print them out - giving me a neat listing of all the students who were (for whatever reason) not fully in my classes.