Using Technology to Teach Empathy and Compassion

Seventh grade teacher Pernille Ripp nearly quit teaching six years ago, until she realized she could change the way she reached students by understanding their never-ending fascination with technology. By incorporating new communication tools and the cloud into her curriculum, Ripp teaches her students invaluable lessons about the importance of reading, writing – and showing kindness toward others. To learn more about Ripp, visit her blog To learn more about Toronto-based writer Rusul Alrubail, also featured in the video, go to


  1. This is FABULOUS! I am going to reach out to you to help me help my students link up with others around the world.

    1. We're so glad we inspired you! We'll be happy to work with you.


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