Buncee

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Buncee is an award-winning educational tool where students and teachers create and collaborate on projects. Interestingly, it was first conceived as  an e-card and e-greeting resource. However, it quickly became popular among educators. Buncee then launched platforms for education such as “eduBuncee” and “Buncee for Schools and Districts.”

Price Free: having up to 10 recipients

20$/year: having up to 1000 recipients

Contact Buncee to learn how to get the full options and at which price.

Payment plans seem to be available.

Type of learning Social constructivism; Connectivism
Ease of Use ★★★★
Privacy ★★★★★
Accessibility ★★★
Class Size Depending on the chosen plan
ISTE Standards for Students Knowledge Constructor, Creative Communicator, Global Collaborator

Buncee is an award-winning educational tool where students and teachers create and collaborate on projects. Interestingly, it was first conceived as  an e-card and e-greeting resource. However, it quickly became popular among educators. Buncee then launched platforms for education such as “eduBuncee” and “Buncee for Schools and Districts.”

Individuals, teachers, students or schools can sign up for a free account. You can also get a 30 day free trial for you and your students with the full educator dashboard. You can contact Buncee directly and learn more about which plan would suit you best.

Buncee offers free weekly webinars for regular audiences and for schools and districts as well.

Through a virtual “Buncee,” or canvas constituted of a single or multiple slides, you can integrate animation, audio, pictures and “stickers.” Buncee has a wide library from which you can choose elements to customize your projects.

You can create slides and print them. You can also generate QR codes enabling the reading of your slides on smartphones.

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Privacy: Children who are under 13 years of age can subscribe to BunceeFREE accounts with verifiable parental consent. BunceeEdu and BunceeEdu Plus have the same policy regarding children signing up. Bouncee does not share students data with third parties.

You can choose to make your “bouncees” public or private. Bouncee makes artwork available in its library but one needs to make sure that any additional content is free for copyright reasons. Buncee has a seal from COPPA, thus emphasizing its respect toward students and users privacy.

Special Note: Interestingly, Buncee states that “Any disputes, claims or litigation regarding Buncee shall be governed by New York State Law regardless of your country of origin or where you access Buncee, and notwithstanding of any conflicts of law principles.”

Buncee & the SAMR Model

  • College of photos of EuropeSubstitution: Students use Buncee as a coloring book or scrap book, in place of paper, crayons, and glue.
  • Augmentation: Since Buncees are saved online (“in the cloud”) students can work on their Buncees outside of school time and for a long-term duration. Students use Bouncee through design multimodality to retell a book from their own point of view.
  • Modification: Students can help each other retelling and/or modifying the story.
  • Redefinition: Students could have pen pals-”Buncee buddies”- from other schools and countries and collaborate on digital storytelling.

Learning Activities

ScienceStudents can create illustrating projects such as slides about the solar system or a visual representation of photosynthesis.

English/Language Arts: Helping students with reading difficulties: you can record parts of the book you would be studying in class. Students could be assigned to listen to the recorded parts of the homework, and so, at their own pace. Digital storytelling: students could retell a story read as a class. They could use their own words and choose images and art work available on Buncee to recreate the story in their own words.

Languages: Create slides with words and phrases. Record your voice to help your students to help them practice their pronunciation. Students can create projects illustrating a lesson.  

Other: Students can have a journaling project, involving creating a slide per week. Documenting a field trip. Students can have “Buncee buddies” from countries which language they are studying and participate with them in collaborative buncees.

Resources

How to Use Buncee

  1. Go to www.buncee.com
  2. Click “Sign Up” and register for an account
  3. Click on “Get Started”
  4. Create your first “Buncee” by choosing how to customize it

Research

Sanchez Terrell, Shelly (2015). The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps t Transform Your Teaching. P. 34-35. New York: New York: Routledge.

Scheninger, Eric. C (2015). Uncommon Learning: Creating Schools that Work for Kids. Thousand Oaks: California, Corwin.