Winter Attendance

I’ve been away for a little while so let me make up for it by offering a fun Notebook Winter Attendance file for your classroom.

This file contains two versions depending on whether you have Notebook 10 or Notebook 11 installed on your classroom computer.

To use the attendance activity, students drag their names from the student list into one of the Winter ornaments. After all the students have moved their names, it’s very easy for the teacher to see which students are absent.

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The Notebook 11 version uses the Activity Builder feature to center the student names and play a chime sound so students know they have successfully taken their own attendance.

If you are a Premium Member of The Notebook Gallery, you can also submit your students names and receive a custom Winter Attendance file for your classroom.


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  1. Judiann Burzlaff /

    Stumbled across your blog. I am trying to figure out how to add audio to an object I created in a Smart Notebook 11 activity. I know the process but for some reason I can not get it to work. I tried and was successful to do the same in a Power Point slide so I know it’s not my laptop or laptop capabilities. Any ideas or suggestions.
    Thank you

    • James Hollis /

      Hi Judiann,

      I’m not sure why it’s not working. Here are a few things to look for:

      1. Make sure you have the latest version of Notebook 11. The first release had a problem adding sound to an object that also had animation.
      2. When you add a sound to an object (right-click -> select Sound…) preview the Sound after you select the audio file from your hard drive to make sure it plays and you can here it.
      3. When you add a sound to an object, make sure you select “Entire Object” radio button option. If you don’t, then you’ll have to click the tiny icon on the object to play the sound.

      Let me know if get your sounds to play.



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