Connect with a partner class by sharing a "school tour" through photos and videos.
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: self-awareness, social awareness, and relationship skills.
Engage students in a conversation about meeting your Empatico partner class. You might explain: "We have an exciting opportunity to get to know a class that is located in another part of the world. We may discover that we share some things in common, and there may be some differences between us! To learn more about each other, we will exchange photos and videos that provide a tour of our schools."
Ask students the following questions:
Then, prompt students to take photos and record videos to create their "school tour", starting with a classroom introduction!
Use Empatico’s “Shared Folders” feature on the platform, or a tool such as Flipgrid or Padlet, to share your students’ photos and videos with your Empatico partner class. Review each other’s materials, and encourage students to respond to their partner class with comments or questions to learn more about each other.
Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions: