Buncee for EDU

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In A Nutshell

Buncee for EDU is a creation and presentation tool that allows students to create interactive presentations, stories, and cards in a very simplistic way.

Ideas

  • Use Buncee as a demonstration of learning tool to help student present what they have been working on.
  • Use as a collaborative note-taking tool
  • Create presentations for parents and print off to send home for kids.
Notable Feature

Easily add multiple types of media to make presentations come to life and make learning engaging and fun.

What is the App?

Buncee is a creation and presentation tool. Buncee makes it easy for you and your students to create content for all classroom purposes – whether you’re in need of an awesome presentation, an interactive story, an engaging lesson, or a beautiful card. With Buncee’s fun and educational media tools and graphics, you can open up your world and introduce your students to creativity on-the-go!

What is the value of the app?

Buncee is an alternative to google slides for presenting and creating. It’s important to find alternatives for our students, that also keeps their interests up to ensure learning doesn’t become stagnant.

How do I use the App?

Support Page for Buncee: https://buncee.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

Google Drive

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In A Nutshell

Google Drive is the digital file storage solution with unlimited space for P-CCS staff and students. All your files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.

Ideas

Collaborate anywhere

Co-edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in real time.

  1. Color code folders: Color-code the names of folders.

  2. Insert bookmarks: Insert a link to another part of your document, like in a table of contents.

  3. Minimize: Star only the docs you want to see at one time, and minimize everything in the left pane for a minimized view.

  4. Annotate with footnotes: Insert annotations as footnotes to your document easily.

Notable Feature

With Drive, you can:
• View documents, PDFs, photos, videos, and more
• Search for files by name and content
• Easily share files and folders with others
• Set sharing permissions to view, comment, or edit
• Quickly access recent files
• See file details and activity
• Enable viewing of files offline

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Price:

District Subscription

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. Launched on April 24, 2012, Google Drive allows users to store files on their servers, synchronize files across devices, and share files. In addition to a website, Google Drive offers apps with offline capabilities for Windows and macOS computers, and Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, an office suite that permits collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, and more. Files created and edited through the office suite are saved in Google Drive.

Google Drive is not only a storage tool, but it includes the following tools embedded within it:

Google Docs is a word processing tool (like Microsoft Word).

Google Slides is a presentation tool (like PowerPoint).

Google Sheets is a spreadsheet tool (like Excel).

Google Forms is a survey creation tool (like SurveyMonkey).

Google Maps is a mapping tool that has many classroom applications.

Google Drawings is a graphic design tool that is very versatile.

What is the value of Google Drive?

1. It’s free

2. It works on all platforms.

3. It’s perfect for collaboration.

4. It’s paperless.

5. It saves automatically.

6. It builds college and career readiness.

 

 

Apple Classroom

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In A Nutshell

Apple Classroom is a classroom management tool that enables the teacher to view what the students are doing on their iPads in real time. Teachers have the ability to lock students into apps, share work with a single click, and many more useful management features.

Ideas

  • Assessments – Utilize the Apple Classroom app when using iPads for assessments by viewing live how students are taking assessments, and ensuring they are using assessment best practices.
  • Work Distribution/Submission- With Apple Classroom students will be able to submit work to you through Airdrop, and you can assign particular assignments and work with a single tap.
  • Groupings- You can create groups in Apple Classroom to help differentiate instruction and resources. Think about creating your reading groups in Apple Classroom, so when students are working individually it will quickly and easy to distribute work.
Notable Features

– Classroom connects to nearby student devices
– Classroom intelligently assigns students to their individual iPads.

Start, focus, or pause student work
– Launch any app, website, or book on student devices with a tap
– Lock devices into a single app to help students focus
– Lock screens to pause work or refocus your class
– Mute audio on student devices

See what your students see with Screen View
– See an overview of all student screens at once
– Focus on a single student screen
– Students are informed when their screens are being viewed

When you “end” the class at the end of the day or learning session. It will give you a summary of everything you did and gives you a summary of what the students did, how much time they were on a particular app, other other great information.

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Free!

What is Apple Classroom?

Apple Classroom is a classroom management tool that enables the teacher to view what the students are doing on their iPads in real time. Teachers have the ability to lock students into apps, share work with a single click, and many more useful management features.

What is the value of Apple Classroom?

The iPad is such a powerful learning tool, but can also be a distraction for some students. With the touch of an app, students can quickly access a youtube video, open an educational game when not instructed to, or find some music to listen to when they should be reading. Apple Classroom allows the teacher to make sure the students are being accountable by showing in real time what the students are doing. The teacher also has the ability to lock students into an app, mute audio, or submit work with AirDrop.

Nearpod

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In A Nutshell

Nearpod is a must-have platform that enables teachers, schools and districts to create engaging learning experiences by providing interactive presentations, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.

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Ideas

  • Use Nearpod as a blended learning tool to provide students with a personalized learning path
  • Use Nearpod to flip your classroom
  • Use Nearpod to create awesome sub plans that will assure delivery of content to your students even while you’re away
Notable Feature

Use Collaborate as a springboard to class debate and incorporate student voice into the classroom with ease. Learn more…

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Price:

Free for the Silver Version. Paid versions available via individual, school, or district subscription.  Learn More…

What is Nearpod?

Nearpod is the go-to tool for interactive presentations and assessments. At the Nearpod website, teachers create their own multimedia presentations or use an extensive and growing library of pre-made offerings (many CCSS-aligned and some at a cost). Teachers can create from scratch or drag and drop files to modify. They can upload videos, images, audio clips, and PDF files and can embed multiple-choice quizzes, slide shows, polls, Draw Its (students write directly on a slide), collaboration boards, and open-ended questions. Teachers launch the presentation and monitor progress either from the website or through the app. Using the Nearpod app on their devices, students input their names to access the content and submit responses.  – Common Sense Media

What is the value of Nearpod?

The presentations provide opportunities for skill development across the curriculum and multiple ways to improve student learning. As an assessment tool, Nearpod provides immediate feedback and opportunities for re-teaching. When students receive quiz scores, they can ask questions to clarify errors in their understanding of the content instead of waiting for a paper copy to be handed back. As a presentation tool, students move through content at their own pace, which allows for differentiation. Teachers may also choose to provide students with different presentations to further personalize instruction. Using it as an engaging interactive tool, students complete polls or post ideas and images to a collaboration board, and results are immediately available for classroom discussion and up-voting. Using it as a homework tool, students can access the assignment outside of the classroom on their own device using the free app or the website. They respond to open-ended questions that the teacher can review online and use to prepare follow-up lessons based on areas of need. Finally, teachers can use it as an instructional tool, projecting student work for the class to discuss, review, or evaluate individual responses.

When direct instruction is a necessity, Nearpod offers a fantastic way to increase student involvement. It would be nice to see some additional collaborative features like a back channel or group annotation capabilities. It would be great if students could create presentations as well. – Common Sense Media

Google Classroom

In A Nutshell

Seen as a lite version of an LMS(Learning Management System). Teachers can assign students work, assess students, communicate with parents, and other blended and flipped approaches. Used in typical blended/flipped classrooms.

Ideas

  • Use Google Classroom to assign differentiated work that students can work on both in school and at home.
  • Create and distribute an assessment that grades itself using both Google Forms and Google Classroom.
  • Allow students to give each other appropriate and academic feedback on their classmates work.
Notable Feature:

Organize and Track student progress with submission history.

Price:

Free!

What is Google Classroom?

Google Classroom is designed to help teachers create, collect, and grade assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student. It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized.

What is the value of Google Classroom?

Google Classroom is ideal for a school district such as ours due to all of our students having devices with Google accounts. The system allows the teacher to communicate effectively with other both co-teachers and students.

How do I use Google Classroom?