Hello! My name is Kaitlyn @KaitlynScully and I study PreK-4 education and Spanish at Grove City College; I am currently a student in Dr. Fecich’s Technologies of Instruction class. This semester, one of our projects involves service learning. I chose to create a video tutorial about eduBuncee for an Instructional Technologist, Brittany Groff, @bdgroff to include on her resource website.
Buncee is an online tool that enables users to register for a free account and then begin making posters and presentations. I have used it to create posters for the classroom (like class rules), flyers, and handouts. It is also a great tool for designing anchor charts and class presentations. What I appreciate about Buncee is that it is more kid-friendly than some other online tools (which are very functional but not conducive to use by PreK-4 students).
Creating in Buncee is simple: make an account, open a new file, choose a background, and start adding elements. Speaking of elements, there are a wide range of add-ons in Buncee, such as animations, videos, files, drawings, and more. Users can add multiple slides to a presentation, and when they are finished, they can download or share the slides.
EduBuncee is also available to educators for free. To create and organize classes, however, requires a fee.
To learn about how to use Buncee, check out the tutorials on this Buncee slide I created:
During these last few weeks of school before Christmas break we may be looking through our collection of Christmas themed movies to watch with our class. I would like to propose a new idea or an "in addition" to a video why not engage your class with some augmented reality activities?
Two apps that come to mind that have some specific augmented reality worksheets for the holidays are Chromville and Quiver vision. First, Chromville app which is available for both ios and droid. To obtain the printables you must first create a free account. Once you have a free account you can download the file called Free Christmas pack". In this pack students can color pictures and play a game. On the first page students can color the Christmas scene and find the items hidden in the picture. Also, included in the packet are 3 gift boxes that can be colored and 1 Christmas card. As with all of Chromville's pages each page once colored are scanned by your mobile device (once you download the app) and the page comes to life on your screen. Below is a video that shows the whole packet come to life! There are so many possibilities for the Christmas card including:
Another app that is ready to go for the holidays is Quiver Vision app. This app is also compatible with both droid and ios. Remember prior to printing the pages make sure you have the app downloaded and ready to go! Below is a video demonstrating the penguin ice skater with a special game - collect the snowflakes. Quiver Vision posted many different augmented reality pages to their website including:
These are some great apps to use during the last week or so of school prior to the holiday break. These apps keep students engaged and excited. Students can also take these pages home with them to do over the break. You can even pair these interactive pages with books about penguins or the cold weather.
Thank you for reading and Merry Christmas to all!
Assistive technology can make the impossible possible for students with special needs. This presentation reviews some different chrome extensions, add ons, and apps that can be used by students or teachers to ease accessibility to the computer. This presentation was created by a few of our middle level educators at Grove City College - @carothers_m, @GibsonKL1, and @jbereck. Enjoy !
Welcome to this week's post. We will be discussing how to use Aurasma in your classroom. Aurasma is an augmented reality browser that can be downloaded on an ios or droid device. Augmented reality brings a real world context together with an overlapping layer of augmented, information. There are two main types of AR
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