I take attendance by having my Theory of Knowledge students draw a picture of themselves at the start of class. They have three minutes to do this and if after that time I have no picture it means they were late or absent. (Hat tip to Linda Barry – this has turned out to be a terrific threshold activity.)
One of my students, Danielle, had to be away at a hockey game so she sent this via Twitter–and made the deadline:
I call that being present.