Thursday, December 8, 2016

Student Creation with Buncee

Have you heard of Buncee?  It is a game changer, for sure!  I found out about Buncee this past Summer, and haven't looked back since!  Buncee is "a creation and presentation tool for students and educators to create interactive classroom content, allowing learners of all ages to visualize concepts and communicate creatively." (Buncee)

This past Summer, I created a book club for Matt Murrie's book, The Book of What If.  We used Voxer and Twitter as our discussion area, and members were encouraged to use Buncee to reflect on the chapters read.  Speaking of game changers, you have to read his book!! It is awesome! Here is the first Buncee that I ever created:

I loved reading this book with my then 4-year old niece, Nancy!  The questions are thought provoking and inspire curiosity at every turn.

What if There Were Never Books?

I loved creating this Buncee after reflecting on that question with Nancy.  Check out another one of my blog posts to see what she had to say about "What if Dinosaurs Still Existed".

I was inspired to keep creating with Buncee and exploring more of their tools!  I started to use Buncee to create graphics for events such as #PasstheScopeEDU and #EdChangeGlobal, and to spread the word about presentations that I was leading at upcoming educational conferences.  I would then share these graphics on social media to spread the word and to draw attention to this awesome tool.  Here are some examples:

The animations are awesome!!

Every graphic that you see above was found in their library!  And it updates frequently!

Like I said, the animations are awesome!

Buncee is a great tool to use in the classroom!  Students love to create, and this gives them an outlet to do so!  Students crave other ways to express themselves versus the traditional paper and pencil.  Check out this blog post about how one teacher ignited creativity in her students with an introduction to Buncee!  It was because of that introduction, that her students began to showcase their voice and creativity through the use of it.  Wow factor!!

There are endless possibilities with Buncee, and I encourage you to check it out! The video below is a great tutorial for beginners.  If you have any questions about Buncee or need any guidance, please feel free to contact me!