Permission Slips & Waivers Handled via Phone / Email
Last week I was talking to Scott Messenger, a Baltimore city teacher and developer, and he told me that he has a huge batch of student photos that he can't release because he doesn't have each student's waiver signed.
What if this was handled over the phone? Parent dial's a toll-free number, types in their "parent pin", and verbally authorizes their child for photo waivers, field trips, and other requirable waivers. This idea of a "parent pin" is used on another one of my ideas.
Heck, we could even use the Face.com free API for facial recognition and upload a batch of student pictures for reference. Then, for Scott's case, we'd know exactly what student was in each photo.