Our district is starting to release info about the upcoming school year and it’s sounding like we’re going to have cameras in the classroom so that students can choose to either 1) learn part at school in small numbers and part at home, or 2) watch all instruction from home and work only at home. The idea is that we’d teach our lessons in front of the camera and our in-class students while simultaneously live-streaming to those at home and involving them in the lesson. So if I ask a question, I might call on an in-class student, then an online student to answer. First of all, I HATE this idea. I hate being on camera. It’s going to feel like a constant observation. I see so many privacy issues with this too. Second, I don’t think my school cares what we as teachers think. But wouldn’t there be some privacy concerns here? Is it legal to have a camera in the classroom live-streaming (albeit in a password protected feed, such as Zoom) all day? Would parents need to sign waivers? I don’t think my school has given any thought to this side of things at all.