Last week I was back into the usual day-to-day subbing grind. (The above photo is of my setup. I had two computers going so I could "present" an agenda on screen while also being able to see the full class.)
This was the Intro to Health Careers class, where the kiddos do modules exploring various health career options. I've written about it before. As it was mostly online pre-pandemic, I imagine not much has changed for the distance learning.
The kiddos logged into the meet. A couple of them were confused as I was not their teacher. I explained that I was a sub. I imagine they haven't had many subs in this distance thing, but they're not unfamiliar with the concept.
However, there were two students who logged in, saw me, and logged back out. . .
One thing that has frequently happened is students logging out in the middle of class. Generally, they immediately log back in. Occasionally I get an explanation: someone closed their computer, the system logged them off, or other reasonable technical glitches. It's so commonplace for a name to have "left the meet" and then moments later that same name "joined the meet" that I don't sweat it any more.
But these two, in the same period, never did return.
Now, I mean it could be a technical issue. And they can talk to their teacher about that. But, it looked to me like they saw a sub and decided not to remain.
But I saw them. So, they didn't get credit for attendance, and they got mentioned in my note (now via email).