One of the daily tasks that a student in an alternately assessed class can do is to take attendance. Many students can recognize classmates names, even though he or she is unable to read. By using OneNote, the daily attendance can become an activity that is easily mastered in a short period of time.
In the screen shot above, I have added a number of fictitious names with a check box next to each name. I have enlarged the font making the requisite eye hand coordination a bit easier. The student in charge of attendance merely needs to either click on the box, or if using a tablet, tap it to check the box to indicate that the student was in attendance. You can make the template a bit more challenging by adding additional responses, such, absent, and even add related services, i.e., OT, PT, Speech, etc.
The Attendance form is saved as a template so that there is no need to recreate the form each time. The form is easily modified to add or subtract additional students. A space for a student to sign can also be added and completed with with a pen tablet on a PC or with a stylus on the iPad or tablet.
This is another, more advanced version of taking attendance. The template saved on OneNote can be modified as your students abilities improve. The student responsible for taking attendance will need to interact with each student in the room to obtain his or her initials on the form. This can be accomplished using a pen tablet with a PC or a stylus using an iPad. Learning how to write initials is another skill that will become useful in vocational training.