I heard about bunceeEDU a few weeks back from a few PLN tweets and directly from my good buddy, Shannon Miller.
I’m kinda falling in love with both its usefulness, drag-and-drop easiness, and its serious adorableness. The Edublogs Award finalist is an easy fit for digital storytelling and scrapbooking, flipping, presenting, marketing, and for communicating with parents and community.
In a recent post, Shannon shared how she used buncee to ask 5th grade students to create I have a dream stories in honor of Dr. King’s birthday.
The program is available in a limited free version and a recently-launched, reasonably- priced edu version.
A free account allows you to create a buncee with two slides. From the canvas interface, users can add or import backgrounds, images, video (from YouTube), audio (from SoundCloud), text, drawings, messages and quotes (with a lovely variety of styles), stickers (from a variety of categories) and add tags (to make your creation more searchable).
Unless you are making simple cards, you are likely going to want to move beyond the free version.
With a bunceeEDU account you can create a private classroom with 30 student accounts and a teacher’s dashboard from which you can manage and assess student creations. You can also create stories with an infinite number of slides, upload your own videos and PDFs, and record your own audio.
buncees can also be made and viewed on mobiles with the bunceebits app.
The library of existing buncees may be searched by keyword, discipline and grade level.
Check out this example–Zippy the Blob, by Loulou Gaget about accepting your own special talent.