Engaging Special Needs Students Remotely with Buncee

Engaging Special Needs Students Remotely with Buncee

Teresa Liu is one of the amazing educators from high school P721K. This NYC DOE school within District 75, a special needs district serving students across New York City, started using Buncee for Schools & Districts the 2019-2020 school year as a way for students to create multimedia compositions. Since then, they adopted Buncee as a tool to engage and support their entire school community: families, students, administrators and educators. 

Tess Millares, an Assistant Principal of P721K, shares how she uses Buncee for spreading positivity in her school community in this webinar with school administrators.

Virtual school musicals, thank you’s for essential workers, and science projects are just a few of the ways P721K has used Buncee. Of course, empowering students is always P721K’s central mission, and below Mrs. Liu shares how she leveraged Buncee to do just that.


I work at 721K, and it is part of District 75. We serve students with developmental disabilities. My students are ELLs, and their home language is Chinese. 

At the beginning of remote learning, our students were greatly challenged due to their disabilities.

Buncee has been a wonderful digital education tool for supporting and engaging my students during remote learning. They enjoy working and creating projects with Buncee. 

Most of my students are visual learners, and they all have unique needs. Buncee provides various visual tools for me to use with my students, such as Buncee animation, text boxes with different fonts and colors, YouTube video and link insertion, student work upload, and many more. 

Another great tool Buncee provides is the Immersive Reader.

Since my students are all ELLs and have difficulty with reading and comprehension, the Immersive Reader allows the texts to be read to them with various fonts and text sizes.

In addition, the Immersive Reader has a picture dictionary to assist the students’ understanding of the text. Furthermore, it can translate the texts to the students’ home language to better support their learning. 

During the last summer school session, my students and I worked together and used Buncee to create a virtual trip to Argentina. The students were able to share their learning with the rest of the school. 

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Buncee provides 25+ categories of great templates that teachers can use immediately.

I created a morning routine with the templates made by Buncee. My students and I love our morning routines and meeting during our virtual class time. The students look forward to this activity every day. 

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Mrs. Teresa Liu

About Teresa 

I’m Teresa Liu and this is my third year teaching at P.S. K721 Brooklyn Occupational Training Center.  I was born and grew up in China, and then moved to New York. I attended high school in Queens of New York City and received my bachelor’s degree in Biomolecular Science at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. I then attended Touro College where I received my master’s degree in Special Education.

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