After a snowy start to the week, Mrs. Baughman and her sixth graders from Lakeview Intermediate School started their session in the AT&T Classroom on Wednesday. At the start of this week’s session the students were introduced to a set of digital tools to use for creating their science mineral research projects including Adobe Spark Video, Buncee Edu, and Educreations.
Buncee EDU is a free multiplatform tool for creating digital media projects. The platform offers an interactive digital canvas with thematic background templates that can be used to create stories, books, presentations, pamphlets, posters, etc. Students are able to customize the templates by adding animations, pictures, text, drawings, and videos. The Buncee platform also offers a very large gallery of searchable media that students can use in their projects or students have the option to import external media from their computers or other websites. Completed Buncee projects can be viewed online and/or saved as PDFs.
Educreations is a multi-platform tool that allows the computer or tablet to function as a digital whiteboard. The tool’s features allow the device to record the student’s voice and his/her writing and drawing which can be saved for playback. Once a student finishes their assignment or project in Educreations, they can save their work and then access it from any device with a web browser.