‘Pokemon’ Game Using ManyCam For DaDaABC

'Pokemon' Game Using ManyCam For DaDaABC

Whilst teaching English online to your DaDaABC student, you may have caught yourself thinking, ‘This is really fun, but it needs more Pokemon.’

No? Just me, I guess.

Well either way…here is the ‘Pokemon’ ManyCam ESL game for DaDaABC:

The ‘Pokemon’ game requires ManyCam, which you can download by clicking the banner below:

If you would like to make this ESL game yourself, then you can download the images converted into ManyCam format from the link below:


And follow the video below on how to add these images into ManyCam.

So Why Did I Make a Pokemon ESL Game?

Pokemon continues to be incredibly popular since its first release. There is something about the vast variety of colourful animal-like creatures that captures the attention of children…and adults alike.

So just like with my ‘Super Mario’ game, I thought I’d utilise the attention-keeping charisma of mainstream games and cartoons and make a Pokemon game.

As you may already know, my main perogative whilst teaching DaDaABC, is always to focus on keeping the student engaged with fun and educational ESL games and activities.

So if you would like to see the rules of the ‘Pokemon’ ManyCam game written out rather than watching the video above, then your wish is my command…

How to Play the Pokemon ManyCam ESL Game

  • You begin by asking your student to select one of the three Pokeballs which contains Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Charmander.
  • This then becomes their Pokemon.
  • A wild Pikachu then appears after you click on Pikachu from your effects panel.
  • Then select the three hearts to appear Pikachu’s health.
  • Proceed to ask your student three English related questions (this can be general vocabulary knowledge, or an exercise of pronunciation by asking a question such as ‘How are you?’ and gauging the pronunciation of their response.
  • A satisfactory answer causes their Pokemon to attack Pikachu causing it to lose one heart.
  • When Pikachu is down to no hearts, you can then throw a Pokeball to try and catch it (use one of the Pokeballs that initially covered the three starter Pokemon).
  • One Pikachu is captured, then reward a star for extra dramatic effect.

And that is the game.

Pokemon ESL game

This Pokemon ESL game isn’t just fun…but educational too!

I created this ESL game as an alternative way of practicing my student’s pronunciation (which seems to be a frequent area that needs work).

I wanted to create an alternative way as I felt constant reading exercise’s weren’t engaging some of the students. Some students seemed to be unable to read two sentences in a row of a story without getting distracted.

However, when Pikachu is on the screen, the cute little electric mouse always seems to have a magnetic grasp of the attention of children.

This game rewards correct pronunciation with the prospect of capturing their very own Pikachu. Gotta catch em all! The marketing of Pokemon certainly had me hooked as a kid…so why not use its powers for positive ESL progression?

So get practicing on your best Bulbasaur and Pikachu impressions, and get ready to say…

…Pokemon ManyCam game…I choose you!

If you would like to discover more ManyCam tips and tricks to help keep your DaDaABC students engaged in class, then click the image below:

ESL games

How To Never Be Late For Your DaDaABC Class [Requires ManyCam]

How To Never Be Late For Your DaDaABC Class

With the new DaDaClass update being without a timer in between classes, this made it very difficult to make sure you enter the class the right time.

You don’t want to be too early, and you don’t want to be late and miss out on the attendance bonus (or reward points).

So here is a method for ensuring that you are never late for your DaDaABC class.

Please note: The new update now has a timer, but this method is still a great tool for other reasons I will explain in this article.

Use ManyCam To Create a DaDaABC Screensaver

Here is my video on the method if you would prefer to watch it in action:

Using ManyCam you can select a blank screen after right clicking on one of the activations. Then on top of the blank screen you can add a DaDaABC image.

Here’s the one I use:

How To Never Be Late For Your DaDaABC Class

If you want to use it too, then simply right click it and select ‘Save Image As’.

Now you need to convert it into the right format for ManyCam and add it into the virtual webcam software. Below is a video where I show how to do this simple process:

Now that you have it in ManyCam, just click on it from your ‘Effects’ panel and it should appear on top of your blank screen.

Click the banner below to download ManyCam for your classroom!

Now you can simply transition to this before you enter each class. This means you can enter the class during your 2 minute break and the student will see the screensaver and not think that the class has started yet.

I also enter 5 minutes early doing this method for my first class.

Now I can really make the most of my 2 minute breaks and take a half a sip of tea without frantically checking a timer on my phone.

Other Great Uses For The ManyCam DaDaABC Screensaver

I also transition to the screensaver for when the student hasn’t turned up for class. This allows me to block out the camera whilst I have a break…I mean prepare for my next class!

If there are technical difficulties, I transition to the screensaver, rather than me and the student just making funny faces at each other whilst I frantically try and adjust my settings.

Finally, I transition to it at the end of class so that I can say goodbye to the student and not embarrassingly linger for about 5 seconds whilst I click away at tabs trying to set the bookmark.

Always remember to transition to it the screensaver at the end of class, otherwise you will come to your class early whilst visible in the camera…which pretty much defeats the object!

If you would like to read some more ManyCam Tips and Tricks, then click the image below:

How To Never Be Late For Your DaDaABC Class

10 Ways To Get The DaDaABC Referral Bonus

The DaDaABC Recommendation Record Guide

There are plenty of opportunities to earn bonuses workings as an online teacher for DaDaABC.

The referral bonus is the one of the more lucrative ones. Basically how it works is, if you refer someone to teach for DaDaABC, you will receive a bonus if they get the job and keep it for more than a month.

Click the image below for a full detailed guide on how the referral bonus works:

But what are the best ways to actually get the DaDaABC referral bonus?

Glad you asked. Here’s 10 methods for you:

1.  Reddit [DaDaABC Referral Bonus]

Reddit is known as the ‘Front page of the internet’. It is essentially thousands of forums known as ‘sub-reddits’ where people discuss every topic under the sun.

Why is this relevant?

Well there are plenty of sub-reddits for people seeking work and you can post your referral link as well as a description of the job in an incredibly engaged community. This will generate a lot of traffic to your link!

But there are strict rules on Reddit known as ‘Reddiquette’, so be sure to always read the sub-reddit guidelines before posting.

2. Quora [DaDaABC Referral Bonus]

Quora is a question and answer platform where people ask questions to the public on any topic under the sun and then…you guessed it, people answer them.

So someone could ask ‘How do I bake the perfect brownies?’ and suddenly there will be dozens of incredibly detailed answers flooding in from people across the internet.

Why is this relevant?

I personally have written answers to questions such as ‘How do I make money online?’ or ‘How can I become an ESL teacher?’

I then wrote a detailed answer describing DaDaABC and put my referral link at the end inviting them to apply for the company if they match the criteria.

If you pick the right question, then you can find yourself with hundreds of thousands of views on your referral link!

3. Facebook Groups [DaDaABC Referral Bonus]

DaDaABC Teaching Fun isn’t the only thriving FaceBook community of course. There are endless amounts of groups on FaceBook which you can join and become a part of the discussion.

Once you have truly become a valued member of the community, then you can start posting your link in groups such centred on ESL teaching or simply groups for people looking for home-based jobs.

4. ESL Job Boards [DaDaABC Referral Bonus]

There are countless ESL websites out there that have their own job boards which you can create a job advertisement for. One of the free ones is ESL Authority.

You simply create a listing for the DaDaABC job, describe the requirements and post your referral link at the end. Your listing will then have to be approved by the site.

And bingo! You get some great exposure for your link from people specifically looking for a teaching role.

5. Facebook Ads [DaDaABC Referral Bonus]

Facebook advertisements involve spending a bit of money, so there is a risk involved.

You go to the ads section on the FaceBook home page and create an advertisement for DaDaABC with an image and a brief bit of copy to entice people to applying for the job. This image when clicked on will have your referral link attached to it of course.

You then set the targeted traffic, or people you want the ad to specifically reach, based on location, age, interests etc.

This ad will then appear on thousands of people’s news feed on FaceBook for the time set. If you get this right it is very effective, but it is the one I advice the least as you can end up losing money.

6. LinkedIn [DaDaABC Referral Bonus]

LinkedIn is essentially the Facebook of the professional world. If you connect with the right people you can find yourself with various great job opportunities.

And if you find yourself connecting with a person who is currently looking for work and meets all the criteria of a DaDaABC teacher, pop them over your referral link and inform them of all the wonders of teaching online for DaDa.

7. Twitter [DaDaABC Referral Bonus]

By using hashtags on Twitter you can find discussions that are trending such as #WorldTeachersDay for example.

Tweet your referral link with a relevant hashtag, as well as describing the job and you could find a few names popping up on your Recommendation Record.

8. Pinterest [DaDaABC Referral Bonus]

Pinterest is like a search engine with images. People browse through pictures of all their favourite topics.

So if you can make a great looking image using Canva, that entices people to apply for DaDaABC, then people may click on your image which will have your referral link attached to it.

Here’s an example of an image I’ve used on Pinterest:

10 Ways To Get The DaDaABC Referral Bonus

9. YouTube [DaDaABC Referral Bonus]

You may have seen some of the videos I, and other DaDa teachers have uploaded to YouTube such as this one below:

If you make a great video advertising valuable information about working as an online English teacher for the company, you can then put your referral link in the description for people to apply!

People who are watching a video on how to become a DaDaABC teacher are presumably already considering applying for the job, therefore are more likely to apply through your link.

10. Write for DigiNo [DaDaABC Referral Bonus]

Saving the best for last (I’m not biased at all). You can write all about your experience for working for DaDaABC on this very site as a guest post!

Why would you do this? Good question!

DigiNo receives thousands of visitors a month…and not just DaDa teachers looking for class activity ideas. Most of the traffic comes from organic search on Google of people looking to apply for DaDaABC.

If you want to write a post for DigiNo, you can put your referral link within the post on the site and boost your chances of getting the referral bonus!

Click the image below to visit the ‘Write For Us’ page:

Write For Us

The DaDaABC Recommendation Record Guide

The DaDaABC Recommendation Record Guide

In DaDaClass you will find the ‘Recommendation Record’. If you are using the new version it is under the ‘Personal’ tab, or in the older version it is under ‘My Recommendation Record’.

Here you will find your referral link which is unique to you. This link will take you to the DaDaABC website ready for whoever clicked on it to apply to teach for the online education company

So How Does The DaDaABC Recommendation Work?

If this person then applies using your link, their name will then appear on your Recommendation Record.

I cannot post a screenshot of the Record, but I will try and lay it out as best I can and then describe to you the process of an applicant applying to you getting your bonus, or ‘Recommendation Fee’.

As you may already know, DaDaABC teachers get a generous bonus for referring new teachers!

So the record is laid out like this:

Name | Teacher ID | Application Time | Application Status | Contracted Time | Recommendation Fee

Now I will go into detail about each of the sections of the record.


The applicant’s name.

Teacher ID

This will be blank at first, but if a number appears, this means that the applicants application has passed through to the next stage.

Application Time

The time the applicant applied.

Application Status

This will read one of the following:

Applied: This means their application has yet to be reviewed.

Pending: Their application has been reviewed.

Contracted: The applicant has been successful in their application and been signed to the company.

Resigned/Unsigned: The applicant has made it through to the later stages, but have decided to resign or have been unsigned by DaDaABC

Please note: ‘Resigned/Unsigned’ will only appear once the applicant has been contracted. Most applicants will remain as ‘Pending’ even if their interview or application has been turned down.

So if one of your applicants has been ‘Pending’ for a number of months, even if they have a Teacher ID, it most likely means that they were unsuccessful.

Contracted Time

This is the time that the applicant signed the contract. This is important as the bonus will be released a month after they have been in the job from this contracted time.

That’s right, the applicant must be in the job for more than a month for you to get the bonus. The bonus will then come with your wage the month afterwards.

So if the contracted time reads November, then providing the stayed in the job for a month, you would receive the bonus in your January wage.

Recommendation Fee

This will read 0 rmb until the applicant is contracted. It will then change to the bonus amount when they are contracted (I cannot disclose the exact amount but this information is available in DaDaClass for DaDaABC teachers).

Please note: The fee will remain visible when the ‘Application Status’ switches from ‘Contracted’ to ‘Resigned/Unsigned’. However, this does not mean that you will receive the fee as the applicant is no longer in the job and thus invalidates the ‘must be in the job for a month’ stipulation.

So there is everything I know about the DaDaABC Recommendation Record.

If you would like to find out 10 ways to boost your chances of getting the referral bonus, then click the image below:

The DaDaABC Recommendation Record Guide

ManyCam ‘Simon Says’ Game For Teaching ESL Online

ManyCam 'Simon Says'

‘Simon Says’ is an absolute classic game for ESL teaching.

But with ManyCam, it just got an upgrade!

This version of the game where you instruct student’s to copy your movements after saying ‘Simon Says’ is perfect for keeping DaDaABC students engaged mid-class…or can be used as a warm-up or warm-down game as well!

Here is a video demonstrating how you can play ‘Simon Says’ using the virtual webcam software, ManyCam:

Click the banner below to download ManyCam for your online classroom:

 How Does ‘ManyCam Simon Says’ Work?

So it begins as the game would normally be played – ‘Simon says run, Simon says touch your nose’…

…but you can then spice it up a bit by using ManyCam effects, such as growing a moustache or even face masks like a cat…or Donald Trump.

‘Simon says grow a moustache!’

‘Simon says be a cat!’ etc

The end result of this, is simply to get the student to laugh, or to get them to wake up a little bit more for class.

Asking them to grow a moustache is all just part of the fun (I don’t actually expect them to grow a real moustache instantly…I’ll give them about ten years for that).

Read more about using ManyCam for your DaDaABC classroom here!

How To Get More Fun Out of ‘ManyCam Simon Says’

You can then tell them to shave their moustache. This can then be a funny little game of shaving your ManyCam moustache off, but then making it constantly reappear after you have done it…always gets a laugh or two!

And now your student is full of life and energy once again, ready to work their way through the courseware.

What Are The Benefits of ‘ManyCam Simon Says’?

The benefits of this ManyCam version of ‘Simon Says’ is that you don’t have to constantly think of actions you can do for them to repeat. So you won’t have to dance around like a maniac to keep them engaged…

…just click the button to put a top hat on your head and that will do the leg work for you!

If you would like to download ManyCam for your online classroom, then simply click on the image below:

6 Ways To Fill Spare Time After The Assessment Test [DaDaABC]

6 Ways To Fill Spare Time After The Assessment Test [DaDaABC]

We’ve all been there in our time teaching for DaDaABC. 30 minutes for the assessment test; the student completes it in 10.

With no courseware to full back on, is a 20 minute game of hangman the only option? Well it might have been until suddenly the pen disappeared from my options.

So that’s why I came up with this list of of ways to make the most of the spare time after the assessment test:

1)  Review The Questions The Student Got Wrong (And Help Plan Your After-Class Report)

By going through these questions, the DaDaABC student can learn from their mistakes and you can go into detail as to why their answer was incorrect.

You can also make note of this in the chat box to help you fill out your class report.

For example, if they got a lot of the comprehension questions wrong, then you can put an example of the question they got wrong in the chat for later. Copy and paste this into your report and set it again for them as homework so they can perfect it.

For more Homework Assignment Ideas for teaching English online with DaDaABC, click the image below:

Assessment Test DaDaABC | DaDaABC Homework Assignment Ideas

2) Engage in Free-Chat or Use the ‘3 Question’s’ Class Activity

If your student is more advanced and quite the chatterbox, then you don’t have too much to worry about when it comes to using the time to engage them in free chat.

However, if your student isn’t quite that advanced, then simply use the ‘3 Questions’ class activity! You can read all about this method by clicking the image below:

Assessment Test DaDaABC| Class Activity Idea For DaDaABC - '3 Questions'

3) Use Any of DigiNo’s ManyCam Games or Tips and Tricks

I really cannot imagine a world without using ManyCam in my DaDaABC online classroom anymore.

I was always quite anxious about the Assessment Test  before I downloaded an endless supply of digital props at my fingertips. Now I know, I can quite comfortably keep my students entertained and engaged using ManyCam, without dancing around like an idiot for 20 minutes.

Here are a few video examples of games and tricks for you to use with ManyCam:

You can get ManyCam for your online classroom by clicking on the image below:

4) Sing Some Fun ESL Songs Together

If you have a musical instrument, or my personal recommendation…a ukulele, then you can engage in a good ol’ hearty sing-song with your online student.

I always find music and ESL to go perfectly together. It is the perfect blend of educational and fun!

Click the image below to discover 5 great ukulele songs to play with your DaDaABC student:

Assessment Test DaDaABC - '3 Questions'| Top 5 Ukulele Songs To Play To Your Online ESL Students

5) Use Flash cards To Substitute The Courseware

Flash cards are a great tool to have in your belt. They are essentially courseware in your pocket.

You can use them to brush up on your student’s vocabulary, or even use them as conversation topics.

Here are some great flash cards on the DigiNo Shop:

US Shop:

PlaySkool Flash Cards (US)

UK Shop:

Orchard Toys Flashcards (UK)

6) Play an ESL Video Through ManyCam

I always like to use ManyCam to play educational YouTube videos through if there is time after the assessment test as a reward for a job well done.

There is always an opportunity to make an activity out of it if you choose the right kind of video.

Click the image below to read about one of the ‘Mr Bean’ videos I use as a class activity:

Assessment Test DaDaABC | Lesson Plan For DaDaABC

And there’s few ways to help fill the spare time after the DaDaABC Assessment Test !

I hope this has been helpful. Now there is no need to fear that you and your online ESL student will be left twiddling your thumbs after they finish the test in record time!

If you have any ideas for activities to do after the DaDaABC Assessment Test, feel free to share them with the DigiNo community in the comments below!



Class Activity Idea For DaDaABC – ‘3 Questions’

DaDaABC courseware

I know when I first started teaching online for DaDaABC, I relied on the courseware religiously and dared not to branch out with my own ideas.

But I soon realised that blending your own class activity creations along with the courseware provided a much needed variety to the time with my online ESL students!

So here is an idea that I briefly mentioned in the Homework Assignment Ideas post that can be also used as a DaDaABC class activity, as well as homework:

3 Questions Activity

After your initial greeting conversation with your student, you may notice that they do not tend to ask you very many, if any, questions in return to yours (or maybe that’s just me!)

Either way, I like to set them the task of thinking of 3 questions that they would like to ask me. I also ask them to type them down in the chat to make it a written exercise as well as spoken.

They will tend to ask questions such as:

‘How old are you?'(I like to turn this into a game and give them 3 guesses to get it right.)

‘What is your favourite colour?’

‘Do you have a girlfriend?’ (I do not answer this one!)

So you see, the more times that you set this activity, the questions get more and more intricate as they are not allowed to repeat questions. It’s not incredibly interesting to hear that my favourite colour is orange about 6 times.

Class Activity Idea For DaDaABC - '3 Questions'

Recently, I had a more intricate question:

‘What season is it currently in the UK?’

I jumped for joy at the improvement! Which is not a good idea whilst wearing headphones.

What is the Point of this Activity?

Conversational skills are the absolute pinnacle of learning English. If you can hold a full conversation in English with another person…then congratulations, you are fluent!

So I like to create a spider’s web of conversation skills with my students, so that as each week goes by, the web gets more and more intricate.

When you think about it, all a conversation really is is just questions, answers and statements. So I like to build upon those three!

So then, how can you expand upon this?

Set Your Student a Mission for the Next Class

For their homework, tell them to think of 3 more questions to ask you…but with a twist!

This time, instruct them to ask you them in the next class at random times without being reminded.

But why?

This will slowly condition them to think independently about conversational skills. I know my students are masters of making statements when instructed, or answering questions when I ask them, but it is rare that they randomly come out with a question.

The person that asks questions in the conversation, is then taking control of that conversation. If you can get your students taking control of the English language, then that is a huge step towards them becoming fluent.

If you have any more class activity ideas, feel free to share them with the DigiNo community in the comments below!

And if you are hungry for more classroom tips, click the image below for the Top 5 Ukulele Songs to play to your DaDaABC online students:

Class Activity Idea For DaDaABC - '3 Questions'| Top 5 Ukulele Songs To Play To Your Online ESL Students

ManyCam Tips and Tricks To Keep DaDaABC Students Engaged

ESL games

I know it’s happened to me more times than I care to mention. There you are, trying to teach the best online English class you can, when suddenly the student starts to yawn.

ManyCam Tips and Tricks To Keep DaDaABC Students Engaged

Don’t worry, it’s nothing to do with you or your awesome teaching. It’s just very difficult to keep a student engaged in this modern technological age.

Thankfully, that is now a thing of the past in my DaDaABC classroom…well, mostly.

There is no easier way to keep your DaDaABC online English student engaged than by using these ManyCam Tips and Tricks!

ManyCam is multi-tasking camera effects tool, also known as a virtual camera. It can be used to create various visual effects, as well as provide multiple cameras at once within your DaDaABC online ESL classroom.

Click the image below to download the free version of ManyCam now:

(Affiliate link)

Video of the ManyCam Tips and Tricks To Keep DaDaABC Students Engaged

Before I you read about the ManyCam Trips and Tricks in detail, here is a video for those of you who would prefer to watch them in action!

Put Virtual Glasses On Your Face [ManyCam Tips and Tricks To Keep DaDaABC Students Engaged]

This is just something out of the ordinary to wake them up and break the cycle of boredom.

You can even slip in a bit of a vocabulary exercise whilst you do it:

‘What are these? Glasses!’

Always an opportunity for a lesson to be learned!

Use a Distortion Effect [ManyCam Tips and Tricks To Keep DaDaABC Students Engaged]

Similar to the glasses, it just breaks up the class and gets your online ESL student’s eyes to open up a bit more!

It can also be pretty entertaining for yourself to see yourself on camera looking absolutely ridiculous…sometimes teachers need a little pick-me-up as well as the students!

Flip Yourself Upside Down [ManyCam Tips and Tricks To Keep DaDaABC Students Engaged]

This one is great as you can turn it into a little game.

Once you have flipped yourself upside down by clicking on the ‘Flip horizontally’ button in the ‘Video’ tab, you can then ask the DaDaABC student to help you get back the right way up.

Simply instruct them to say ‘1-2-3-Back to normal!’ and then press the button again to flip yourself back.

Or for less advanced students: ‘1-2-3-‘ and then tell them to click their fingers.

Use These ManyCam Tips and Tricks To Keep Things Fresh!

You can pull any of these three tricks out of the bag all throughout your class.

It’s great for keeping things fresh! You don’t want to find yourself just reading through the courseware constantly, as a lot of kids just don’t have the attention span for that.

I always find that after I have done one of these tricks, the student always gets right back to the activity in the courseware with a fresh perspective and raring to go…well, mostly.

If you have any tips and tricks for keeping students engaged, then feel free to share them with the DigiNo community in the comments below!


If you want to read more about using ManyCam for your DaDaABC online classroom, then clicking the image below would be a fine choice!

ManyCam Trips and tricks | Use ManyCam For Your Online ESL Classroom

Homework Assignment Ideas For DaDaABC Online English Teachers

Assessment Test DaDaABC | DaDaABC Homework Assignment Ideas

If you are often sat scratching your head trying to come up with DaDaABC homework assignment ideas for your online English student, then worry no more!

Here is a list of possible homework examples to keep your student improving and excited to share their progress in your next class together.

1) Pronunciation and Phonics – DaDaABC Homework Assignment Ideas

One that I mainly do is to take note of all of the words the student mispronounced throughout the class in the chat box, then after class, paste these words into the teacher report.

Then proceed to instruct them to break these words down into phonics for their homework.

For example, let’s say the student mispronounced ‘apple’,  I would write it out like this:


2) Proper Nouns and Sentences – DaDaABC Homework Assignment Ideas

You can instruct the student to write a sentence using a proper noun that you learned in that class and advise them to make sure to use correct capitalisation.

3) Ask Mum and Dad About Their Job – DaDaABC Homework Assignment Ideas

You can set your DaDaABC student a task to ask their mum or dad about their job and tell them to be ready to tell you all about it for the next class.

4) Practice the Words for the Next Class – DaDaABC Homework Assignment Ideas

Tell your student to read the courseware ahead of the next class and to practice the key words ready for the next class.

5) Make a List of Objects That Are The Same Colour – DaDaABC Homework Assignment Ideas

Find out your student’s favourite colour and ask them to find 5 things that are all that colour!

 6) Practice the Words Learned Today – DaDaABC Homework Assignment Ideas

You can also simply ask your online English student to practice the key words that were learned in the courseware that day.

7) Practice the Greeting Conversation – DaDaABC Homework Assignment Ideas

Ask your student to practice their answer for regular questions in the greeting conversation, such as ‘What classes did you have today at school?’

8) Questions to Ask Teacher – DaDaABC Homework Assignment Ideas

Ask your DaDaABC student to think of three questions they would like to ask you. Instruct them to ask them at random times throughout the next class.

9) Find an English Book To Read Out Loud – DaDaABC Homework Assignment Ideas

Ask your student to find an English book they have that they really like and tell them to find a passage that they would want to read out loud to you next time.

Whenever I have set this, the student is always really excited to share a book they love.

10) Link Your Student to Educational Resources – DaDaABC Homework Assignment Ideas

You can send an educational resource link to your student and ask them to memorise some of the verses if it is a song, or to generally practice what the resource teaches them, such as phonics or spelling.

Below is a list of resources:

‘We all go travelling by’ song:


Food and drink game:


A story to read:


A story to read:


An interactive comic with pronunciation:


A game to practice their English:


And There You Have 10 DaDaABC Homework Assignment Ideas!

So there is ten ideas for you to help you worry less about what to set for homework!

Just keep it relevant to what they are currently studying and appropriate to their ability level and everything will be fine.

If you have any more ideas for homework assignments, please feel free to share them with the DigiNo community in the comments below!

And you can also click the image below to read about a DaDaABC lesson plan activity involving a fun animation:

Lesson Plan For DaDaABC | DaDaABC Homework Assignment Ideas

DaDaABC Class Activity: ‘Mr Bean’ Animation [ManyCam]

Mr Bean ESL

If you are like me and sometimes struggle to come up with activities related to the courseware, I’m here to share with you a video and lesson plan to teach to your DaDaABC students!

The lesson plan is built around a great animation from YouTube below that is relevant to multiple topics in the courseware.

[Please note: watching a video with your students requires the virtual webcam software ManyCam, which you can download for free by clicking this link].

The video is a clip from the ‘Mr Bean Animated Series’:

What Happens in The Video ‘Mr Bean – Food Shopping with Teddy’? [Lesson Plan For DaDaABC]

In this video, Mr Bean is shopping at the supermarket with his teddy bear and is deciding between all the different foods he wants to buy. He then notices a baby stealing apples.

The baby and his mother turn out to be bad guys in disguise and they steal his teddy bear. He chases after them in his car and eventually finds his bear.

[However, I stop the video just as he sees the silhouette of his bear up in the tree as it turns out not to be the right one. I stop it early to provide a happy ending for the video.]

Lesson Plan For DaDaABC - Teddy Bear

So What Teaching Topics Can You Expand On From This Video? [Lesson Plan for DaDaABC]

The video covers:

  • Good and bad behaviour (stealing apples and toys)
  • Toy animals (teddy bear)
  • Living and nonliving things (Mr Bean treats the teddy bear like a living thing when it is nonliving)
  • Food types (great for pausing and asking the DaDaABC student what food he is holding in his hand)
  • The setting of the supermarket

Very relevant to the courseware and such a fun video!

It is perfect for an exercise of comprehension and pausing and asking the child what is happening frequently.

Why is the Mr Bean Animated Series Perfect for Online English Teaching? [Lesson Plan for DaDaABC]

The Mr Bean Animated Series is great for ESL teaching because there is very little spoken language…

…wait, hear me out.

This is good because it allows for younger children to comprehend what is going on without having to concentrate on translating the dialogue in their minds.

It communicates mostly through body language, expression and music to tell the narrative. This gives you a lot of opportunity for your own narration…and for a good bit of discussion with your online English student.

You watch more of Mr Bean on Amazon Prime here.

Or there are plenty of clips and full episodes on YouTube here.

How Do I Show This Video To My DaDaABC Online Student Using ManyCam?

You can stream the video through ManyCam within your online classroom by right-clicking your camera and selecting the YouTube URL function (or the media file function if you download the video).

To read more about using ManyCam in your DaDaABC online classroom, click the image below:

Use ManyCam For Your Online ESL Classroom

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