First Idea: Animal Faces
On the first day, provide a photo booth for students to interact with. The students would be able to select their name, then choose an animal to slightly morph their face into. The teacher can then use these photos during their lectures. They can select (or random) a student from their tablet, and that student’s picture would be cast onto the television. The entire experience would be fun and humorous for the students, but also provide the teacher with a memorable connection.
Second Idea: Rhyme Time
Create a rhyme generator that takes a student’s name and connects it with rhyming words. During the first roll call, the teacher can cast the rhymes to the TV. This will help break the ice on the first day by adding an element of humor and to help both the teacher and students remember each other.
Third Idea: Face Tags
Import the student ID photos, and require the teacher to tag a prominent facial feature of each student. Then, using the Street View photo capturing capability, the teacher can photograph their classroom and create an assigned seating chart. If the teacher needs additional help with memorization, they can take a quiz using the photos and facial tags.