Animated videos help teachers build sense of empathy in students [EdSource.org]

 

A Silicon Valley educational technology company and researchers from Harvard have teamed up to launch a new series of animated videos next month about the importance of empathy, intended for teachers to use in building students’ social and emotional skills.

Developed by ClassDojo’s Big Ideas program and researchers at the Making Caring Common project at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, the series of three short videos, called “Empathy,” are the latest manifestation of a push to move promising ideas about social and emotional skill-building more quickly from research into classroom practice.

The Empathy videos star Mojo, a friendly green animated monster, who became something of an internet star earlier this year in a series of online videoscalled “Growth Mindset,” created by ClassDojo and researchers at the Stanford-based organization PERTS,or the Project for Education Research that Scales.



[For more of this story, written by Jane Meredith Adams, go to https://edsource.org/2016/anim...y-in-students/569919]

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