Empatico makes it easy and exciting to match with another classroom to have a virtual exchange. When registering, teachers are asked to select at least 2 activities they would want to do with their partner classroom, provide the age of their students, choose the times in a typical week that their classroom is available to meet their partner classroom over live video, and select their preferred language for the exchange (English or Spanish).
Empatico will then find potential matches with the same activity and language preferences, overlapping availability, and student ages no more than 1 year apart. Teachers can send multiple requests to match, and accept or pass on requests from other teachers. Once two teachers have both requested each other, they will be matched, and can start sharing messages and planning for their exchange! Currently, teachers can only be matched with one partner teacher at a time.
Teachers can also edit their activity selection and available times in their teacher dashboard at any time by logging into their account and navigating to “My Settings / My Profile”.
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