I feel bad posting this because it seems like gloating, however I wanted to post this in order to highlight this great teaching tool called Buncee (pronounced 'bun see'). Buncee is a presentation tool that is online, a million times better than PowerPoint, and much more interactive and exciting than Google Presentation. I found Buncee through previous edtech meanderings on Twitter; however I was contacted recently by Christopher from Buncee who found me through Twitter and decided to interview me about my experiences with Google+ Connected Classrooms and Google Earth virtual field trips in my classroom.
The experience with the interview was so much fun, simply because I got to brag about my students and share so much about how the amazing technology in my classroom has helped my students, who are special education students, learn so much more than they believed (and in many cases others believed) they could. I found it so rewarding to discuss my passions, and technology and teaching are my passions. The technology I use for virtual field trips was explained and highlighted in my previous post. The technology piece I want to illuminate in this post is the magic of the Buncee, an up-and-coming edtech tool for teachers and students. Buncee is both an online tool for use with any web browsers and an app for use with tablets; therefore any classroom with 1-1 computing can use the tool.
One way I have included the use of Buncees in my professional development is creating poster examples for our PBIS posters for my school site. I am also planning to present other sites during my 'Tech Liberator' staff development sessions using this dynamic platform in order to get more teachers interested in using Buncee for enhancing 21st century skills in their classrooms.
The uses of Buncees for students are immeasurable, seeing as how common core comprehension and collaboration standards that involve students working together and presenting what they learn using technology begin in kindergarten and are included and expanded upon as they grades rise. The Buncee presentation platform allows students to work collaboratively on one Buncee or share the presentations with teachers digitally or visually.
The Buncees are so simple to create and user-friendly to the highest degree; not to mention it is filled with so many awesome tools: stickers, animations, photos, audio, video, etc. Lastly, Buncee is integrated with Google in order to bring student Google drive files into the presentations. I am loving Edu Buncee and recommend this invaluable educational technology to all who read this!!!
A huge thank you to Chris and everyone at Buncee, The #1 new free Educational tool online!