But first, if you don't know…
When teaching English to Chinese students online, it is so important to have warm-up activities or tricks for keeping the student engaged. If your lesson plan only consists of the courseware, then some students may start to lose interest and not absorb your teachings.
You may find yourself constantly scrambling for puppets or a ukulele if you notice your DaDaABC student start to yawn – but there is a much more dynamic way to bring their attention to life!
DigiNo have come up with an incredibly simple game using Many Cam to spice up your online ESL classroom using the virtual camera effects installed already within the software:
ManyCam Fruit Guessing Game [For Teaching English Online with DaDaABC]
So as you see, the ManyCam Fruit Guessing Game involves the child guessing the fruit effects on the screen to improve their vocabulary. Add a bit of humour in there and there you have a great all-round educational experience.
Such a simple game and it never fails to get the students laughing and engaged.
Then they are ready to get right back to work with a fresh perspective and a smile.
Using the virtual camera and effects in this way has really saved me so much time and money on finding props to improve my online classroom. Although, I still use my trusty puppets, ukulele and flashcards, it's always good to have ManyCam to switch things up.
Nothing wrong with having too many options!
If you want to download ManyCam for free, or get the 12 month standard subscription (which I am using in the video) then click the image below (affiliate link):
Click Image To Download ManyCam
Have fun DaDaABC teachers!