Provide zoom sessions or share recorded in-class lectures to Harker students

Provide zoom sessions or share recorded in-class lectures to Harker students

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Some of the Harker students are missing classes due to concern about coronavirus. There are different opinions among parents about whether or not school should shutdown but there is consensus about providing zoom sessions with the in-person classes for the benefit of children who would stay home. Granted it would detract somewhat from in-class experience and add burden to teachers and administration. However, as a community we are supportive of parents who made the difficult decision of keeping their children home.

We want Harker to start zoom sessions with in-class lectures by pointing a device (laptop/tablet) at the teacher's desk/whiteboard and the teachers using bluetooth microphones. We understand that the online learning experience will not match the quality of on-campus learning. If having realtime session is a big challenge, recorded classes should be posted online after the class ends. The teachers who do NOT want to participate should have the option to opt-out.

This is not a major burden for the teachers and should not cause any significant degradation in in-class teaching while benefitting children who end up staying home in coming days. Also starting broadcasting now will serve as a beta test of actual preparedness to iron out any issues that might otherwise show up in case of a sudden school closure. To lower privacy concerns we have following suggestions a. only the teacher should be visible to the students, b. only students should be able to access the feed/videos, c. deploy whatever mitigation strategy the school has planned for the concern about parents watching over their own children's shoulders to listen to other students' expressed feelings and opinion

 

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