Buncee and Capstone! Dynamic Learning
Buncee has been a favorite in my classroom for many years. Students enter my class each year already asking when we can start to create with Buncee and they rely on it because of the endless possibilities that Buncee offers. For anyone that hasn’t used Buncee, it is a multi-purpose content creation tool that can be used with any grade level or content area. It helps to create interactive classroom content, and enables everyone to visualize concepts and communicate ideas creatively.
From the beginning of the school year and throughout, I use Buncee to help students to build relationships, to communicate what they are learning, to make global connections and more. Being able to create an About Me, or digital portfolio, or a quick check-in, are great for promoting SEL and providing students with opportunities to explore and be creative in learning. Seeing what they create not only helps me to better understand where they are on their learning journey, it also helps me to learn about each of them, their needs and specific interests. And when I create my own Buncees, they get to learn about me too!
A new collaboration!
Just last week, Buncee announced that they have been acquired by Capstone, an innovative publisher and education technology provider of children’s content for use in schools and at home. I’ve been familiar with Capstone and the amazing resources it offers and know that the new collaboration will reach more classrooms and create even more opportunities for students to read, learn, share and build skills for the future.
Combining the Capstone content with all of the creativity options available with Buncee, students can create meaningful and visually engaging representations of their learning.
Capstone offers curriculum-aligned content that when combined with the power of creation from Buncee, students will be empowered through voice and choice in learning as they create and can track their own growth and build skills in a digital environment.
Students need multiple ways to express what they are learning and Buncee offers exactly that. As a multimedia and interactive platform, Buncee offers students choices such as adding audio or video, animations, emojis and 3D objects,with choices of more than 35,000 items in the media library to bring their presentations to life. Now there are even PebbleGo templates in the Templates Library
Getting started is easy
Getting started is easy by exploring the Ideas lab or choosing from one of the thousands of ready-to-go templates and ideas available in the Ideas Lab. Think about the potential for reading books and creating visualizations using the power of these two tools. Using Capstone’s digital library collection, students can select and read ebooks or explore articles available on PebbleGo. To process what they have read, they can use Buncee to express learning using a variety of media options that will promote authentic, meaningful and personalized learning for students.
Ideas can be to have students read a story and then retell itusing Buncee, or design an alternate ending, or maybe have them choose a character and continue their own story as that character using Buncee! They can add audio, images or video to truly make it their own and share with classmates.
Thinking about the potential for reading books and creating visualizations using the power of these two tools. Using Capstone’s digital library collection, students can select and read ebooks or explore articles available on PebbleGo. To process what they have read, they can use Buncee to express learning using a variety of media options that will promote authentic, meaningful and personalized learning for students.
I love how Capstone and Buncee together “bring the magic of reading and the power of creativity to classrooms everywhere!” Students will engage more in learning as they have choices in what to create and are excited to explore all of the options with Buncee, especially with the new animations, backgrounds, and stickers available!
Deciding on digital tools can be overwhelming, but Buncee makes it easy! Buncee is a safe and secure platform that provides students and educators with the tools that promote interactive and engaging learning while also offering toolkits that promote the development of essential social-emotional learning (SEL) skills.
Buncee helps educators create a more inclusive classroom and learning experience for students. Buncee continues to provide the resources that will promote students’ academic, emotional and social development.
What I love about Buncee is that they are always adding new templates based on current and relevant events happening in the world. Now with Capstone, there will be even more wonderful learning opportunities available for our students to create and share learning with the world!
Learn more about Buncee and Capstone here.
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