There are so many reasons why I love utilizing Buncee in my classroom. If I was restricted to giving only one reason why I cannot imagine teaching without my beloved Buncee, I would have to state it is because Buncee is a transdisciplinary tool that empowers student voice.
Buncee inspires creativity in students in all academic areas. I have seen my students gain greater in-depth knowledge in all subjects through actively utilizing Buncee in class assignments as well as homework assignments. An added benefit is I have seen an increase in their scores when Buncee has been used.
Buncee enables students to develop and enrich their vocabulary in all subject areas. Buncee’s rich canvas allows students the opportunity to showcase concepts they are learning in math as well as offers them a platform to teach their peers these very same concepts. This certainly allows me to assess their thorough understanding of these concepts as well.
Creative writing blossoms with Buncee. Students become free to craft poetry and stories that are often out-of-this-world creative utilizing Buncee’s amazing backgrounds, stickers, and animations that breathe life into student creations like no other tech tool can. Students become immersed in the tales they are crafting and before they know it, masterpieces have been accomplished that can be shared with everyone - worldwide - with a simple click.
Empowering student voice is one of the most incredible features of Buncee. Student voice can be manifested in so many magical ways with Buncee. I have witnessed it through the incredible poems my students have crafted as well as through the extraordinary stories they have composed using the Buncee canvas. Students can create just for fun or can utilize Buncee to share issues that really mean a lot to them in an effort to make a difference in our world.
That’s an added benefit of Buncee, being able to share with ease what is created. In the world of project based learning and Global Goals, Buncee provides a platform for students to make an impact in the world in which we live today. With Buncee Boards, students have a wonderful platform to post their creations and share with the world and often make meaningful connections worldwide.
Click below to see examples of a Science Vocabulary Buncee Board or a Peace Poems Buncee Board
Buncee is simply one of the most powerful tools impacting students in life-changing ways today. And, incredibly, Buncee enables students to influence the lives of all who see their creations. What an incredibly powerful tool teachers have access to today! If you haven’t already checked it out, please make time to do so - your students (and your classroom) will NEVER be the same again!
About Barbie Monty: Barbie received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (Cum Laude) from Mississippi University for Women. Upon moving to Tampa Bay and marrying in 2000, Barbie came to Carrollwood Day School. She was drawn to CDS after learning of its character education initiative. She quickly became an active member of the CDS faculty taking a position in the fifth grade. She assumed the role of advisor to the fifth grade School Store where her responsibilities include scheduling students and parents, ordering merchandise, and monitoring its weekly operation which gives students hands on experience preparing them for their unit focusing on business and economics. She eagerly accepted the role of Inservice Coordinator for the faculty of the ECC, the elementary, and middle school division and excitedly added the high school division upon its inception.
Barbie became the advisor to the fifth grade Safety Patrol and is responsible for training, scheduling, and monitoring the patrol on a daily basis providing fifth graders with an incredible opportunity to experience leadership roles before beginning their middle school journey. Barbie loves working with the CDS fifth grade students and has been instrumental in developing many of the Units of Inquiry they currently enjoy each year. Follow Barbie’s class on Twitter!