Here at Buncee, we love participating in conferences. They’re a great way to see our friends in education, and to make new friends, all while spreading the word about Buncee! More than anything, we want to get our tools into students’ hands, so they can share their ideas, thinking, and inspiration with confidence. So with that in mind, we’re excited to share all the ways you can Buncee it up at FETC this month in Orlando, Florida!
Let’s start off at the Buncee Booth. We’re going to be at booth #1852 on the expo floor. In addition to having one on one time with members of the Buncee team, we’re happy to be featuring Idea Sessions from some of our Buncee Ambassadors.
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Shannon Miller – 10 Ways to Use Buncee in the Library – 4:00 PM
Join Shannon as she shows you how to take your library to the next level. From signage and branding, to book responses and projects, to fun games, you’ll have students beating down your library doors!
Shannon McClintock Miller is the Future Ready Librarians and Project Connect Spokesperson working with librarians, educators and students around the country in person and online every day. She is Buncee’s Teacher Librarian Advisor and Cantata Learning’s Teacher Librarian Advocate. Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and recently published her first 4 children’s books about library skills with Cantata Learning. And her most favorite jobs of all….she is blessed mom and wife. :) You can find her online at The Library Voice, and on Twitter at @shannonmmiller.
Amy Storer – Creativity Is My Jam! – 10:40 AM
“Giving our students more time to create versus consume shifts the power of education directly into their laps and places them in control. Using tools like Buncee can ignite inspiration and curiosity at the click of a button. It is my jam!”
Amy is a two time Teacher of the Year, and a Campus Instructional Coach at Keenan Elementary in Montgomery, Texas. You can find her on Twitter at @techamys.
Stacey Roshan – Making (Math) Thinking Visual with Buncee – 1:00 PM
From Stacey: “Jo Boaler talks extensively about the need for students to explain their math process and gain a visual understanding of their solutions. Boaler has published books, articles, and studies on the topic – bringing real awareness to the fact that visual math improves performance. The Buncee math activities that I will share in this session are inspired by the research of Jo Boaler and lessons ideas made available through YouCubed. I will share an elementary school activity and a high school activity so that you can see how Buncee can be used across the grades.”
Stacey Roshan is Upper School Technology Coordinator & Math teacher at Bullis School in Potomac, MD. She has a keen interest in discovering and bringing innovative tools into the classroom to engage students and personalize instruction. She has spent a lot of time working to flip the mathematics classroom in an effort to shift the culture to a more participatory learning space, focused on relationships and individual student’s needs. Stacey aims to empower teachers with ideas and tech tools to enrich and enliven the classroom by engaging learners. She can be found tweeting @buddyxo and blogging at TechieMusings.com.
Stacy Johnson – Buncee: Perfect for Primary, Fantastic in First – 3:00 PM
Join Stacy as she takes you through the joy of using Buncee with primary students. She’ll share how her students discovered the power of Buncee for her, as well as what makes Buncee a perfect creation tool for primary students.
Stacy Johnson is a first grade teacher for Flagler County Schools in Flagler Beach, FL, and has taught ESE Pre-K, and Kindergarten as well. She only teaches students who are shorter than her. You can find her online at @iteachsprouts.
Rachelle Dene Poth – Creating Buncee Webquests! – 10:00 AM
From Rachelle: “Buncee is a fun way to create a webquest for students that will not only lead them to explore the topic in a more engaging way, but help them to create a more authentic Buncee of their own.”
Rachelle is a Spanish and STEAM Teacher at Riverview Junior Senior High School in Oakmont, PA. She is the Communications Chair for the ISTE Mobile Learning Network, the President-Elect for the Teacher Education Network. She was selected as the 2017 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by PAECT (the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications in Technology, the PA affiliate of ISTE) and by the NSBA as one of the “20 to watch” educators. She wrote chapter 3 of the Edumatch book “Snapshot in Education 2016” on Blended Learning and Chapter 4 on PBL. She is a contributing author to “Gamify Literacy” from ISTE.You can find her online at @Rdene915.
Jennifer Hencken – Cultivating a Collaborative Culture in Schools – 12:00 PM
Join Jennifer as she shows how she uses Buncee with the faculty to lead collaboration by modeling it, with a special focus on reaching the grassroots with the new faculty and their mentors. She will provide some of the sample activities to the group too for them to do and see the beauty of Buncee by sharing their voices too.
Jennifer Hencken empowers students and teachers to be connected to their learning by providing authentic, needs-based experiences in an enthusiastic, hands-on and collaborative approach. You can find her online at @jenhencken.
If you want to learn some amazing teaching techniques, check out these Buncee Related presentations*:
Jennifer Hencken and Sean Farnum
Mobile MegaShare – Creating to Elevate Student Learning
Show what you know, and make your thinking visible. Through choice and creation, Buncee allows students and teachers to elevate their learning providing them the opportunity to share and connect with others.
How to Make Your Students #Lit Presenters
Room: Booth 2305 Session Number: SB11
Thursday, January 25, 2018: 12:30 PM – 12:50 PM
Learn some creative ways to take student presentations to the next level. Gone are the days where one student presents (often reading bullet points from a PowerPoint), while the others are bystanding audience members. Learn about some strategies and technology tools to help you maximize class time, engage your entire class, and provide students with an authentic audience for their projects and presentations.
25 Best Websites That Rock 2018!
Room: North 320FG Session Number: C321
Thursday, January 25, 2018: 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM
For the past 5 years, the American Association of School Librarians Best Websites For Teaching and Learning Committee has been selecting 25 websites that will enhance classrooms and libraries. This last year the committee celebrated their 150th website and this year we will be adding 25 more! Come find out about the winners. Shannon McClintock Miller will focus on amazing websites from six categories including; Media Sharing, Digital Storytelling, Manage & Organize, Social Networking & Communication, Content Resources, and Curriculum Collaboration. It will be a fun presentation which will leave you with tons of ideas and wonderful bookmarks and handouts to take with you back to your students, teachers, and school community.
Erica Oakhill, Academy of the Holy Names (Fla.)
Student Creation in an iPad Elementary Classroom
Room: North 230B Session Number: C518
Thursday, January 25, 2018: 3:20 PM – 4:00 PM
Wondering how to bring out the creativity in your students with the iPad? You will learn some of the great technology tools I use to bring out student creativity in my one-to-one iPad classroom with apps such as Book Creator, Buncee, Tellagami, Drawing Pad, Sock Puppets, and so many more! I will also share how I app smash and use the SAMR model when planning on integrating technology into the classroom, along with my iPad student workflow.
Lead From The Library With Creative Branding & Marketing!
Room: Bayhill 22 Session Number: W96
Friday, January 26, 2018: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
It is time to lead from the library and you might be wondering how to share that message and your goals and vision with others. With creative branding and marketing you can bring your library story to life, while leading within your school community and throughout the world like never before! In this session, Shannon McClintock Miller will share several branding and marketing ideas that will help you share your library story in memorable, effective and valuable ways. You will explore the why and the how of library branding and marketing, while taking a look at specific tools and examples to communicate your story.
Digital Tools and Apps That Inspire Storytelling and Creativity
Room: North 320FG Session Number: C921
Friday, January 26, 2018: 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM
Our students love telling their stories in creative and unique ways. Through technology and with access to so many wonderful digital tools and apps, we can now give children new ways to tell their stories within all areas of the curriculum. In this presentation, Shannon McClintock Miller will share several digital storytelling tools and apps that will enhance creativity within your libraries and classrooms. You will learn how to use these tools and hear project ideas for each. The digital tools, along with engaging and exciting ways to use them, will inspire the creativity in storytelling that you are looking for this year!
* Please note: If you have a Buncee related session, and you’re not listed here,please let me know! I want to make sure people know about your session, too!
Sean Farnum is a teacher, troublemaker, the host of the #2PencilChat, and the producer of The #BestClass Podcast. He is an Education Associate at Buncee and runs the Buncee Ambassador Program. He thinks you’re pretty great.