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.”
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.
|Price||Free & Paid Accounts|
|Ease of Use||★★★★✩|
|Class Size||Depends on the chosen plan|
|ISTE*S||Knowledge Constructor, Creative Communicator, Global Collaborator|
|Yes, participates in iKeepSafe Safe Harbor program|
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.
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 student data with third parties.
You can choose to make your “buncees” 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 Overview Video
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Buncee & the SAMR Model
- Substitution: 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.
- Modification: Students create interactive, multimodal Buncees to showcase their understanding of class content.
- Redefinition: Students could have pen pals (“Buncee buddies“) from other schools and countries and collaborate on digital storytelling.
Science: Students can illustrate projects such as slides about the solar system or a visual representation of photosynthesis.
English/Language Arts: Students can recreate or design their own digital stories with Buncee.
Languages: Students can create multimodal slides with words and phrases to assist their recall of the language.
Other: Students can have a journaling project, involving creating a slide per week, or create a Buncee to document a field trip.
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How to Use Buncee
- Go to www.buncee.com
- Click “Sign Up” and register for an account
- Click on “Get Started”
- Create your first “Buncee” by choosing how to customize it
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Scheninger, Eric. C (2015). Uncommon Learning: Creating Schools that Work for Kids. Thousand Oaks: California, Corwin.