Author: Katelyn Scully
About the author: Hello! My name is Kaitlyn and I study PreK-4 education and Spanish at Grove City College. In the fall of 2015, I was a student in Dr. Fecich’s Technologies of Instruction class; during that semester, one of our projects involved service learning. I chose to create a video tutorial about eduBunceefor an Instructional Technologist, Brittany Groff, to include on her resource website. After graduation in May ‘17, my goal is to work abroad in a Spanish-speaking country, or stateside with ESL/multilingual students.
About the tech tool: Buncee is an online tool that enables users to register for a free account and then begin making posters and 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.
There are plenty of opportunities to use Buncee in a PreK-4 classroom. For example, 2nd grade students could make digital book reports and 4th graders could make a digital science fair poster, as opposed to purchasing a tri-fold and other supplies. Even if young PreK students are not using Buncee themselves, their teachers can certainly utilize the resource.
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 this Buncee slide I created with links to tutorials:
I write about edtech in action, random tools I find, and reflections upon teaching and learning.