Buncee-ing in the new year: Six Ideas to Kick Off 2022

We love using Buncee in my classroom and in the middle of December, my students enjoyed participating in the Holiday Hugs initiative and creating Buncees to add to the Board. Not long after that, my students wanted to know when we could create with Buncee again. The students in my upper level Spanish classes have used Buncee for the past couple of years, but for my Spanish I students and some new students in my classes, this was their first experience and they loved creating a Buncee for the Holiday Hugs initiative!

New year and new ideas!

Now that we are in 2022, the beginning of a new year is always a great time to explore new ideas. Not sure where to begin? Don’t worry, Buncee definitely has you covered when it comes to trying new ideas, promoting student engagement and curiosity in learning! There are endless possibilities for using Buncee regardless of your role in education or grade level of students. The Ideas Lab can help you to find exactly what you need or just start from scratch and have some fun creating with your students! Sign into your account, click “Create” and look at the newly added templates or search from the possibilities from the menu on the left!

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is so important for our students. Finding ways to help students to build SEL skills is essential. Buncee is a fantastic choice! I recommend taking the course called “Creative Expression and Social-Emotional Learning with Buncee” available in the Microsoft Educator Center which was co-created by Francesca Arturi and Laura Steinbrink. After taking this one hour course, you will better understand SEL, the five competencies and how Buncee helps students to build their skills in these areas. The five SEL competencies are: self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, and relationship skills. Also explore the Buncee SEL toolkit with template activities for grades K-6 and 7-12 that will help all educators with bringing SEL into the classroom!

  • Check-ins and SEL There are a lot of ways that we can help our students to build SEL skills. With Buncee, using some of the ready-to-use templates, students chart their emotions or set goals which will help them to process and manage stress.

There are many ready-to-use choices available within Buncee for goal setting. Select one to use with your students and they can make it their own! Students can even create a reflection journal and use their Buncee to add audio or video reflections too!

And don’t forget about the Buncee Boards! Check out this post on 10 ways to use Buncee Boards in your classroom! Such a great way to collaborate and share ideas, connect with others, and build a learning community! Use Buncee Boards to share lessons, projects and more!

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