You cannot connect with students or understand their learning if you can’t see them. And nobody can be expected to share ideas that are important to them to group of hidden faceless peers. If you want students to talk, you’ll need cameras on.
A lot of good pushback on this in the replies. I certainly didn’t find the lack of camera a problem during our spring/summer lockdown. At that point Teams in Glow did not let pupils use cameras. I liked that as it meant I didn’t have to think about it.
Cameras off could help with privacy, bandwidth and possible feeling a bit more comfortable the teacher is not watching your every move and counting the toilet breaks.
Yeah, I think people somehow keep forgetting that there is literally a whole pandemic.
I don’t hear from a kid for a week and they pop back in and I tell them I missed them and am thrilled to see them.
“There was some stuff.”
Yup. Love you; glad you’re here.