How I Use It
I used the weather outside my window activity. We brainstormed and created weather posters to show our likes and dislikes of local weather. We even had a weather fashion show. We also did one on helping hands and kindness. We shared what we do to have helping hands. We also made kindness challenges. We checked back to see how we were doing with our challenges. I use Empatico to emphasize empathy and community. I also feel it connects students globally to topics to compare like weather and play. These are topics of interest and other passion projects can be built off of these connections. The lessons are easy to follow and the connection is smooth and clear. My connections were problem free. I love the matching process and the way we can message and share within the program even before the virtual call!!
This tool is a way to connect my students beyond the four walls of our classroom. It is important to me to expand their vision and help them have empathy for others. I feel our school CES stands for community, empathy, and service. Empatico is a great tool to help all three of these happen. Students connect and expand community. They make connections and develop empathy through the amazing lessons. We don't stop there though. We take what we learn and find a way to serve others. Empatico gives my classroom a window to the world so we can see so much more and be so much more!! I love the matching process and the way we can connect video and messaging within the program!! I will continue to use this tool and share it with other educators!! Empatico is a global connection tool and makes a meaningful impact in helping to spark empathy. It helps show how much we are alike !! Love it!!