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Classroom Cameras... Whatcha Think?
Old 02-03-2018, 11:32 AM
 
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As usual, thoughts from another thread led me to this...

Recently, our schools had cameras installed in every classroom. Not hidden security cameras that record vague, distorted images, but cameras and mics that can record lessons to be played back for students who are absent for an extended period of time or suspended for some reason.

What are your thoughts on this? Personally, I'm a little creeped out. After a while, I forgot they were there, but I still don't love the thought of sometime being able to pull up my classroom just to see what's going on. I'm not even sure why, I just don't love the idea. On the positive side, it definitely does protect us from the "he said, she said" stuff that sometimes goes on when there's a sub.

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I see both good and bad things with this. It would offer protection against unfounded accusations but it would let administration spy on subs and teachers alike. I could see where an administrator might sit in his office and do an evaluation that way. When I was a student teacher I had to record a video of me teaching. I left the camera in the back of room until the novelty wore off. Then I made the lesson video.

A couple of years ago I interviewed at a private school I was surprised to see that they had over 100 cameras in the building some of which were accessible over the Internet. There were not cameras in the classrooms.
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Old 02-03-2018, 04:47 PM
 
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If you got nothing to hide, nothing to bother. And if you're an exhibitionist and you got good showmanship, thrive on. Frankly I'm not worried. Admins already know what they need to know without using cams as obvious tools. Newsflash, spies abound. Those PA's? They hear what's already going on.
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Cameras for different reasons
Old 02-03-2018, 05:28 PM
 
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there are cameras in some of the schools I sub in, however, not to replay lessons. They are usually in the rougher schools and honestly I welcome them. I don't feel I am being spied on, and they aren't generally monitored unless there is a reason to check on something or look back at an incident.
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:26 PM
 
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I've actually wondered before if there were cameras in the classrooms I've been in. Would I know? I think if the students knew, they would actually behave better.....so, I guess we don't have classroom cameras.


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the whole topic is just plain creepy....
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This thought creeps me out entirely!

I hate that kids are allowed to have camera cell phones in class. A couple weeks ago some kids did their very best to try and cause chaos by posting pictures online of the inside of my class and tried to throw me under the bus with it.
Luckily admin knew they were troublemakers and i was fine.

But I don't think we should be subjected to being filmed all day every day, especially when the kids are doing their level best to cause problems for us!

Our job is hard enough!
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:02 PM
 
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I donít mind the video. I do mind the audio. The video can save you in a he said, she said. The audio easily violates privacy.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:17 PM
 
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Big brother bs. I don't like it at all. I guess video for the hallways might make sense but in the classroom seems too much.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:24 AM
 
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I guess the ability for struggling (or absent) kids to replay lessons would be positive in a way... but it might also cause a lot of absence if they knew they could make it up so easily.

I think I would feel creeped out being "on display" all the time, though. There's such a thing as too much oversight.

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Old 02-12-2018, 08:41 AM
 
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After a he said she said situation I found myself in last year, I would welcome cameras. Frankly I conduct myself as if there is a camera in every classroom I enter.


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that would get exhausting!....
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Yes, but why should we have to conduct ourselves as if there is a camera on us at all times?? Aren't our jobs stressful enough?? I don't know of any other business that subjects their employees to that. It's like we're on constant trial.

As subs, don't we have many many fires to put out all day, every day, and do u really want every single little thing recorded for everyone and anyone to see??

Stuff that happens in a classroom full of kids and a sub can be so completely misinterpreted when it's taken out of context, and or when people aren't actually there to witness it for themselves.

We need a degree of autonomy to do our jobs right!
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Not a good idea.
Old 02-18-2018, 10:49 PM
 
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Yes, but why should we have to conduct ourselves as if there is a camera on us at all times?? Aren't our jobs stressful enough?? I don't know of any other business that subjects their employees to that. It's like we're on constant trial.
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I agree that it is not a good idea...
I don't like to be on camera all the time...

By the way, many police officers are required to use body cam when interacting with citizens...
When you work at some casino, you are on camera most of time...

I still don't want to be on camera even considering those cases...
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