Building a Better Community through Education: Empatico

If you are an educator for students ages 6-11 looking to wind down the school year with a fun lesson plan aimed at connecting students across national and cultural boundaries, you should check out Empatico. Empatico, linked here, is a free online platform where educators throughout the world can coordinate to synchronize their classrooms across borders and oceans via live video. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain a new global perspective, build cross-cultural interpersonal skills, and grow on a socio-emotional level. Empatico will not only connect you with a teacher of your choice across the globe, but also provide educational resources as well as a ‘tech test’ to make sure there are no technical hiccups once you get started. So why not check it out and give your students a lesson in empathy that they will remember!