Hopping into spring with Buncee

We have been having a lot of fun exploring all of the new backgrounds and stickers and animations and definitely the augmented reality in Buncee. 

There are always so many new features being added and updates that come with it that it really makes it your one-stop shop for creation!

For anyone that hasn’t used Buncee, it is a multi-purpose content creation tool that can be used for any grade level or content area and getting started is easy by exploring the Ideas lab or choosing from one of the thousands of ready-to-go templates available

There have been some really great ideas shared this year, and I love starting the new year with some fun Buncee ideas to get my students creating and for me to create too!

First, I want to mention that there are Buncee Idea o’clock events happening in the Buncee community. You can join in on YouTube and learn how educators are using Buncee and will gather lots of ideas regardless of your role in education: classroom teacher, tech coach, administrator, anything, you can use Buncee.

Design a digital business card! Great first step in using Buncee, then you can share it on social media!

If you want some ideas to have students create current events, definitely check out the possibilities with Buncee. What I love about Buncee is that they are always adding new templates based on current and relevant events happening in the world. 

Have students create and be a space explorer!\

 So many options to choose from! Simply select “Create” and look at the newly added templates or search from the possibilities on the left! 

Some ideas to try!

Some fun things to try are use Buncee to promote reading. Whether you create or have students design a book trailer, a book summary, make a personal bookmark or one that reflects the book, it is a more engaging way to learn and share! Create some choice boards using Buncee slides and adding images with links for students to explore on  their own to learn more about a topic.

Check out this choice board from Shannon Miller!

For anybody looking to have students create and build skills over time,  you can use a Microsoft document and then embed a Buncee right into the document to make it a more visually engaging presentation. There are so many wonderful integrations, being able to directly connect Microsoft Teams to Buncee and take advantage of the Immersive Reader makes a big difference for learning. 

As students create, they can work from school, at home, or anywhere, and be able to share their work with me wherever I am. Teachers can assign fun projects for students or choose from the many ideas in the Buncee Ideas Lab

Learn about the Bunceefied student-led conferences from Barbie Monty here.

Try some of these ideas for a change! Explore the templates available in the Buncee library:

Learning reflection themed Buncees

Create a timeline of events

Design classroom signs

Create a news report

Daily journals

Digital citizenship lessons

Social media profiles

Design a digital business card

Record a video for PBL

So many choices!

Virtual lockers, class schedules, organizers, newsletters, About me Buncees and so many other options to get started with here

Updates and training!

If you’re looking for some help in getting started with Buncee, don’t miss out on the daily live training that is offered throughout the week. I also recommend  that you join the Buncee Educator Facebook community to connect with other educators using Buncee and share your ideas or look for some! 

And if you are on CLubhouse, join on Saturday mornings at 10am EST for a chat with Buncee and friends and participate in the weekly Buncee challenge from Kathi Kersznowski!  So much fun to create together!

About the Author

Rachelle Dene Poth is an edtech consultant, presenter, attorney, author, and teacher. Rachelle teaches Spanish and STEAM: What’s nExT in Emerging Technology at Riverview Junior Senior High School in Oakmont, PA. Rachelle has a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law and a Master’s in Instructional Technology. She is a Consultant and Speaker, owner of ThriveinEDU LLC Consulting. She is an ISTE Certified Educator and currently serves as the past -president of the ISTE Teacher Education Network and on the Leadership team of the Mobile Learning Network. At ISTE19, she received the Making IT Happen Award and a Presidential Gold Award for volunteer service to education. She is also a Buncee Ambassador, Nearpod PioNear and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.

Rachelle is the author of five books, ‘In Other Words: Quotes That Push Our Thinking,” “Unconventional Ways to Thrive in EDU” (EduMatch) and “The Future is Now: Looking Back to Move Ahead,” “Chart A New Course: A Guide to Teaching Essential Skills for Tomorrow’s World” and her newest book, “True Story Lessons That One Kid Taught Us.”

Rachelle is a blogger for Getting  Smart, Defined Learning, District Administration, NEO LMS, and the  STEM Informer with Newsweek. Follow Rachelle on Twitter @Rdene915 and on Instagram @Rdene915. Rachelle has a podcast, ThriveinEDU https://anchor.fm/rdene915.

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Looking for a new book to read? Many stories from educators, two student chapters, and a student-designed cover for In Other Words.

Find these available at bit.ly/Pothbooks  

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