By the fourth week of being matched and after you and your partner have scheduled a date for your classroom exchange, it’s time to prepare! In the “Activity Library” tab, you can read the different activity plans Empatico has designed to facilitate your classroom exchange. Each activity plan can also be printed out to help prepare before your exchange.
Under “Teacher Resources” at the bottom of the Activity Library, you will find additional guides to help prepare for your exchange, like our Room Setup Guide or Practice Exercises for Respectful Communication, Perspective Taking, Cooperation, and Critical Thinking.
While preparing for your exchange, 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 “Test Audio and Video” in the drop down menu on the top right of your dashboard.
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