When lessons are scheduled to be delivered through virtual means (in the cloud), attendance is still required. Teachers track virtual attendance in a variety of ways, and technology tools facilitate the confirmation of a student's participation in virtual learning. It is possible for teachers to identify who is in attendance during a live video session, whether a student has signed into their SeeSaw, Google Classroom or District Google folder and completed assignments, who has sent or received an email, which students participated in an online chat, or who has uploaded an image or video documenting a student's learning activity.
When learning occurs in the cloud, educators will clearly identify the method they will use to verify attendance so this can be inputted into Infinite Campus. The role of parents and guardians when learning occurs in the cloud is to ensure they and their student(s) are aware of the way in which attendance will be noted on any given day and for any given class.
Online learning requires that parents and caregivers also consider other factors. Specifically, parents and guardians have the responsibility to support their student's meaningful engagement in learning through virtual means. The tips and tools offered here identify specific actions that can be taken in support of the endeavor to promote continuous learning outside the four walls of a classroom.