Work to Support a Need-Greater

Michelle Wed, 11/16/2016 - 15:32

As many of you may know, I have begun to teach English Online as a way to support myself in my endeavour as a need-greater, serving in Nicaragua. Since Teaching English Online is now a very popular way to make money from "home", many ex-pats and world travelers are starting to jump on the bandwagon.

I recently started a new online job with a company called Sprout 4 Future. This is different from some of the other online jobs that I've held in the past because the classes are with Chinese children between the ages of 5-14. It's quite a different ballgame to keep children entertained, especially when the class (and teacher) is online through a video chat.

This is where Webcam Max is AWESOME. I needed a way to show my students some creativity via web chat. I made little paper puppets, which was fine..... But I was still missing something. Enter Webcam Max! Having googly hearts as eyes, being able to switch my background to a beach, or have a little star take a bow on their screen is an awesome way to show the kids that they're doing a great job. They're entertained, and the kids' parents are happy.... which means I'm doing a great job as a teacher! I searched the internet looking for just the right program....and I stumbled across Webcam Max. It was just what I was looking for, and I couldn't believe it when I saw that it worked with pretty much ANY program. (Skype, Zoom, Google Chat, Viber, etc..) I knew finding a program that worked with my company's specific software would be tough, but Webcam Max did it right in making their video feed the default webcam itself. I was really impressed with the amount of cool graphics and animations. Many of them I would never use in my classroom setting, but they were easy to delete, so it wasn't a big deal... and I went to the website and downloaded more that specifically applied to my application. I'm really happy that I found this program. I know that anyone who is getting into teaching online.... kids or adults, could benefit from this. It's a way to bring your classes to the next level. Now... the next coolest thing would be allowing me to make funny images appear on someone ELSE's camera! haha that would be awesome. But for now, I'm very happy for this software, it'll make my online classes stand out above the rest. If anyone is interested in finding out more information regarding online English Teaching jobs. Please contact me and I'd be happy to pass on some information. One of the best websites I've found for Teaching English Online with a TEFL or a TESOL is http://www.goodairlanguage.com/teaching-english-online-2/.

Check it out, and Webcam Max (http://www.webcammax.com) when you're ready to wow your students!

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