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Hopping Into Spring with Buncee By @Rdene915

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Guest Post by Rachelle Dene Poth

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. Getting started is easy by exploring the Ideas lab or choosing from one of the thousands of ready-to-go templates available.

A fun idea to start with is designing a digital business card! Share your role, your work and then share it on social media:

If you want some ideas to have students create Buncees about current events, check out all of 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:

Something that I enjoy with my classes is using Buncee to talk about what students are 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! 

Looking for ideas that work well for anywhere learning? 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:

A new update is being able to embed a Buncee right into a Microsoft document, what a way 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 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.

Try some of these ideas & 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:

I don’t want to forget to mention that there are Buncee Idea o’clock events happening in the Buncee community. Catch up with the recordings and learn how educators are using Buncee. You will gather lots of ideas regardless of your role in education: classroom teacher, tech coach, administrator, anything, you will love using Buncee.

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 then participate in the weekly Buncee challenge from Kathi Kersznowski!  So much fun to create together!

About The Author

@Rdene915

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 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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