When my middle daughter will be out from school for a few months with her medical issues, she is hoping to continue remotely with her regular classes, skyping when possible. Yes, we have already talked with the teachers.
What I was wondering, it would be cool if she had a webcam attached to the tablet she'll be using, that she can control that would allow her to follow the teacher. Can anyone tell me what to look for, or recommend a brand that is reliable but not terribly expensive?
You might check with your district's IT department especially the campus CITS if they have one.
If your daughter's classes are self contained something like our "portable" distance learning carts could be used for this. They have excellent mikes and her classmates and teacher could see her.
One problem with skyping is it will be taking up a whole computer. For example if they use the teacher's workstation - I'm not sure they can skype and control the promethean/smart board. Even if the software allows it, school computers tend to be under powered. Also, I know we had bandwith problems when we tried to skype instead of using the distance learning carts. The cart went through a different network.