After chatting with your partner teacher, it is helpful to schedule a time to connect with each other to meet and prepare before your classrooms connect. To send an invitation to connect with your partner teacher for a Teacher Chat, use the calendar button.
When sending an invitation, you will enter the time and date when you want to have the Teacher Chat. For an activity, we recommend trying our Get to Know Your Partner Teacher Exercise with your partner, which includes additional introduction questions and next steps to help you prepare for your classroom exchange.
If your partner sends you an invitation to connect, it will appear in your messaging feed, where you can accept or decline the invitation.
While preparing for your Teacher Chat, you may also want to check to make sure your technology is working by completing Empatico’s built-in Tech Test. To check your connection, click “Run the Tech Test” in your dashboard.
When it is time to connect with your partner teacher, navigate to you dashboard and select the video button in your messages.
Then select “Teacher Chat” to begin the video call.
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