Anthony Burik: Good afternoon, everyone. This is Anthony from OTAN. Welcome to this afternoon session, Buncee for the Remote Classroom. And Katrina, if you're ready to go, let's begin.
Katrina Tamura: OK. All right, hello. How are you guys? Thank you so much for coming today. I hope that I can give you some really usable tips and show you some really fun ways to use Buncee. I am a user. I'm not employed by Buncee. I've had that question asked before. And no, I am not. I just really like using it for my classes.
So I teach at MiraCosta College, and I'm an ESL teacher. So I really focus on finding tools that my students can use that have great visuals and that have options for audio immersion and just being able to interact in new ways and use language. And Buncee really does that. I'm going to just show you right here just on our front page. If you see these little sound marks, if you click on these little sound marks--
Speaker 1: Guest speaker--
Katrina Tamura: Oh wow, it has--
Speaker 1: Katrina Tamura, MA English, ESL.
Katrina Tamura: Very impressive, right? So it'll read the slide for you. Even better, better yet, is if you click on the Immersive Reader-- if you click on that one. And you have an even lovelier voice that reads to you. OK, well, she's not working right now. Oh, here it is. Oh, it's not currently available right now. So for some reason it's not available. But it does work, and it's an immersive reader. So I encourage you to use these, more the immersive reader because it has a very nice and not robotic voice. So try that one.
Now I want you to share just one challenge that you've had while you are-- while you've been teaching online, teaching remotely. Is there anything that you've had that's gone wrong? Manipulating many screens-- OK. Not enough bandwidth-- oh my gosh-- for homes and when students and parents have to share. Exactly-- students not being tech savvy.
You tried out Padlet recently and that worked for you. Yeah. It's been a sink or swim experience. But thank god for OTAN. OK, great. ESOL students do not know how to access online usually and do everything on their phones. Well, Buncee is really good for phone users, so I think I'll be able to share some things that will help you, people with students who only use cell phones.
Audio and internet connection-- yes. And yes, OTAN and Kristi Reyes have been reaching out and helping many students and teachers. Background noise on Zoom-- when everybody's talking or when somebody comes in and starts-- somebody else who's not involved in the class, they start talking or there's echoes.
Taking time to create instructional video and slides-- yes. It takes up a lot of time. Coming up with things that students can do on their cell phones-- oh, no access to printers. All right, so, yeah, we have a lot of challenges. And some tools that have worked really well. Do you have anything that you would suggest, any suggestions for tools?
Many great tools-- but much of them have too much text or words for beginner ESL students. OK. Any tools that have been just a complete failure? Kahoot-- good. Quizlet-- Quizlet is really good. Quizlet is really nice and interactive.
OK, sharing YouTube videos and projecting them on Zoom-- that's really great. ESL Video, ESLVideo.com, that's another great resource. Slide shows-- preparing PowerPoints.
All right, so we have some hit or miss tools and platforms, and we've had a lot of challenges teaching remotely. But I think we've also had a lot of successes because we're all still teaching. Our students are still there. They're logging in. They're accessing our materials. So I just want to share with you this tool that can help you whether you're using phones, whether you're using Google classroom, Canvas, if you like to use things like Quizlet or Padlet. We can use it all in Buncee.
So how many of you have ever used Buncee before? Have you used it? No, nobody's used it? Oh, oh, sad. Uh oh. OK, I'm so-- I guess I should be happy that you haven't used it before because I get to tell you about it. Not you? OK. Well-- wow. OK, that's why we're here. Yes, OK.
So I'm going to just tell you what it's about. What is it? So Buncee is a creation and communication tool for students, educators, and administrators to create interactive content, allowing those of all ages to visualize concepts and communicate creatively. So that is directly from buncee.com. And I use it to deliver course materials, for news boards, for students to engage in creative responses to activities we've done in class.
So let's take a look here. Today, we're going to discuss how Buncee boards are used. We're going to learn about getting a Buncee account. We're going to learn about sharing materials and course information using a Buncee board and slides in multiple ways, formats, and platforms.
We're going to learn about Buncee classrooms. And we're going to experience building and sharing a basic Buncee board. And then you're going to try building a Buncee and share it with me. So I hope that if you've never tried this before, please stick with me, especially till the end when you get to go ahead and get your feet wet and try this experience.
So first of all, I wanted to let you know that Buncee is offering free accounts during the COVID-19 pandemic. So if you click on this link, this is actually a link to Buncee and to the page. And here's also the web address. You can get a free account for right now and your school, actually. They have accounts-- free accounts for schools.
As a matter of fact, since I'm a huge Buncee user-- I've been using it for a long time-- I pay a monthly subscription. But my subscription is going to be free for 90 days during this time. So they are really reaching out, and they're making it possible for everyone to try this. So please don't hesitate. If you've never tried it before, just do it and see if it's useful to you because it is free at this moment.
And so there are multiple ways to use Buncee. You can deliver multimedia presentations with access to materials links. You can use stickers, animations, shapes, drawings, 360 images, photos, documents, audio, video, QR codes, hyperlinks, and embeds. And you can use that all within your one Buncee board or within multiple slides.
You can create a dynamic news board with real-time updates. So every time you go into your Buncee and you edit it and then you post it again or you share it again, it's going to update. And so students will get all new materials instantaneously as you add them.
It is not-- it's different than Google Classroom, but it can be used to add to the classroom and to create a more visually appealing Google Classroom as well. That was a question from one of our guests. Is it similar to Google Classroom?
So we can also assign multimedia reading response projects. By multimedia, I mean students can record themselves reading and post the audio link within a board. And you can pose questions to them, and they can write about them on the Buncee along with their audio. They can also insert a video of themselves talking about the reading.
You can manage student projects and promote engagement in a Buncee classroom. So Buncee also has a classroom setup where you can create classes. You can send materials to students within the classroom. And so can send the assignment, and then students can create their own boards and send them back to you, all within Buncee. So it's very private. If you would like it to be private, you can just use Buncee classroom. And then those materials and the projects that students are creating are not being posted out there on the internet unless they choose to do so.
You can also create fun entry and exit tickets. And Buncee has this really great Ideas Lab. And the link is right here. But if you go ahead and go to Buncee and look in the Ideas Lab, you can click through all of the ideas and see what would be appropriate for your classroom because teachers are sharing ideas all the time.
So let me see. In the questions here, it says, can Buncee board be embedded in Google Classroom? Yes, it can. And how does Buncee differ from Google Classroom? Thank you. It's-- I'm going to show you how it's different. So when we go-- when I give you some examples, I'll let you tell me how it's different, OK? Let's take a look.
So let's go to the next page here. There's multiple class formats and student groups that Buncee will work for. Teachers have several ways to create learning opportunities, and students have a variety of ways to interact with and respond to class materials. It's individualized, and it's adaptive. There's text to voice, immersive reader. There's options for images, colors, text sizes and fonts, audio and video inserts.
We've all learned about blended learning, language learning, flip learning, differentiated learning, and now we're in the time of remote learning. And Buncee can be applied to all of those environments. Let's see.
And let's see here. Somebody said, I like that Buncee can be private. Yes, it can be private. That's really nice, especially for our K through 12 friends who are in a bind where they cannot post their materials, their students' work on the internet without some sort of security.
So one idea is a personal narrative with audio. So this is an actual student who she wrote about-- the assignment was to write about an object you had when you were young, an object from your childhood. So she created a board. She picked the background. She picked the font. She picked the colors.
And then she also added audio. So within this board, there's a little link. This is just the image of that board so I could share it with you. But if you click the audio link, it would be Adina talking about her doll, Carolina. And so she was able to create, write, and then practice her speaking. And then this was also posted to a class board. I'll show you that. Let's see.
So this was posted to a class board where multiple students added their responses. And then they could like and comment on Adina's work. And it's kind of-- somebody asked me, is it like Flipgrid? Well, in that sense, yes, where you could actually like and respond and give feedback to your classmates and you could see all of their work posted on one page.
You can also have an independent work and schedule board. Like, if you wanted to post-- OK, you wanted to post this, right? You create your board. And then you add the links that a student would need to work independently. So this one-- "finish your Spark Video and share it." So they would click this link, and it would bring them to Spark Video. And if they're working on a project there, they'll finish it and turn it in.
Then two-- OK, I'm done with that. I can read about Alcatraz and then log into Google Docs and respond. All right, I'm done with that. I can take the listening quiz based on Alcatraz. And then I can play a game that reinforces the grammar points we were working on or the skills that we were targeting.
And then, here you go, Canvas. Log into Canvas and see what new assignments are available, right? So you can-- this is kind of helping students to work independently, know what to do, and they have a schedule. And so that's one way you could use it.
Another way is you could create a morning message board. This is really easy because it uses Buncee's audio-- or we don't need to go to a secondary source to create this. You just log into Buncee, you press record, and it records directly onto the board. So it cuts out several steps of uploads and all of that. So this is a horrible, horrible video of mine. But here's an example.
Good morning, class. Today is April 24th, and today we're going to be learning about Buncee. We have a Zoom meeting at 1 o'clock. So make sure to check your email for the link. OK, take care, and I will see you soon. Buh bye.
OK, so I just went to my phone, actually, and opened up my Buncee application, and I was able to record that directly from my phone into the Buncee app onto this board. So it's very easy, and you can do it from anywhere. You don't have to be at your desktop.
And then this is the one I wanted to show you where there's a class project board, and you have multiple students sharing what they made. And each one has audio on there, and it has students writing. And then each student could read the others' paper or paragraph and then comment on it and give feedback. So this is a really fun thing to do.
And here, this one is for maybe if you have really low-level students and they're not writing paragraphs or they're not doing big responses. They can't make huge audio files. You could have them read something and then create a Buncee board using an image and then maybe one sentence.
And this one, a seven-year-old created this one. And I'll show you how he read, and then he wrote one sentence, and then he recorded himself reading so I could hear or we could deliver a sample of his reading to his teacher.
Speaker 2: In the United States, pandas live in zoos. Some pandas-- some baby pandas are born--
Katrina Tamura: OK, so let me answer some of your questions. Can you link Buncee to an LMS? Yes. Do students need an account to interact with materials on Buncees? No. All you need is an account for yourself and you can send it to them.
How does Buncee use student and teacher information? Are there any privacy concerns? I have had no-- they don't use it in any way. You can actually create accounts for your students that just use My Class One, My Class Two as their names if you want. So you could actually assign them completely different names. It's entirely up to you how you set it up and where you share the information.
And can students make portfolios on Buncee? Yes, this is an extremely good way to make portfolios. All they have to do is open up their phone, open up their Buncee app, select, Take a Picture, and they can take a picture of the work that they've done. And they can click Link Audio and they can make comments about that work or respond to group questions that way.
Did each student have to log in to Buncee to do a board? No. Oh, wait, yes. If they want to create a board, they have to log in to Buncee. But for you to deliver a board, no, they don't need an account. And do students have to create an account with Buncee in order to participate? If they want to create a board, yes. If they want to receive a board, no.
Let's see. I think-- OK, how much are the fees for Buncee usually? I pay $10 a month. Is Buncee considered a learning management system? Sorry-- new to distance. OK, so you can create a classroom. You can use it as a classroom. But then you can also insert it into places like Google Classroom and Canvas. So I hope that answered your questions. Let me know if that was too fast or unclear. I'm happy to repeat myself.
OK, so let's go back to the reading sample response here. That's another way. Sharing and compatibility-- this is what a lot of people are interested. It is web based, and it can be accessed on any device. It can be used on a Chromebook, a tablet, a desktop. You can use it on your Android phone. You can use it on your Apple devices. And it can be shared online or downloaded for offline viewing. So you have lots of ways that you can use it. So let me go further into that.
So you can use it with Teams if anybody who's been using Teams. You can use it with Wakelet-- I hope I pronounced that right-- Google Classroom and Flipgrid. And these are little informationals on how to use all of those. I'm not going to go through them right now, but I will-- if you email me or I think this presentation will be posted for you to see with OTAN. So you can click through these or you can visit the Buncee site and look for Buncee Remote Learning, Buncee Remote Learning, and it's just like a conversation board. And they have been putting together pamphlets and resources for students and teachers who are using these platforms.
Now, I, myself, I like to send Buncees by email because it looks really cute. So one of the ways you can share is by email. And this is created by sending the board from your Buncee account. So you send it to someone as an email, and it arrives in their email as this cute little letter.
And so to do that, you would have to share and then go to Settings and you could share it as a code, like an embed code or a link. It'll give you the link to copy. You can send it in your email. So if you click Email, then you would select the student you want or student groups or you can add a different user, a different email. You can email it to anyone you want.
And then this will pop up once you click Email. And the board will be right here, and then you can put a message. And then it will be sent and look like this in someone's email box. You can share with students within Buncee. You can post it to social media sites, and you can download it. You can download it as image files or as a PDF as well. Image files and PDFs do not carry the links with them. But just in case you wanted just to have the information on your slides, you can do that. You can download it as a PDF or as image files.
I see I have a question here. So to clarify students, need an account to create a Buncee but not to respond or add onto a teacher's board. No, they're not going to add onto a teacher's board. They can receive a teacher's board and interact with a teacher's board, but they cannot create themselves. They can't edit the board. Could Zoom recordings be sent to students in this way? Yes, if you posted the link and the password if you're password protecting your Zoom recordings, which I suggest doing.
OK, so let's go on. We have-- you can send this by text, email, or social media using your phone as well as your desktop. But to send it on your phone, you would share. You would log into your-- you'd get into your Buncee account or share it with yourself, send it to yourself in an email or something, open it up, and then share it. And you select which one you want.
And then you're going to share. What kind of sharing do you want to do? Do you want to send this as a message, an email, use your Gmail account, your Yahoo account, your Facebook, your Whatsapp? Any of those apps will appear here, and you can share it that way.
And then so you just select how you want to share it and then click Send. Is that right? And of course, enter somebody's phone number first. But you can do that. You can also use this on Google Voice. Google Voice-- this will be an easy way to share boards.
Is there a limit on recordings? You can change the limit. I haven't found a limit yet. Can Buncee boards be shared on Canvas page? Yes, and I'm going to show you how to do that. OK, so sharing within Buncee classroom-- you can set up different classes and then you can share with the different students that you have within your classroom. So you just select the board you want, click on Share, Share with Students, and add all of the sections you want to share with. You can also share using the code, the link or the embed code.
And students can share back with teachers. If those same students who you're sharing with within the Buncee classroom have created a board, they can send it back to you in the same way. But their control panel will say, Share with Teacher. So they click Teacher, and they can share it. So later on today I'm going to ask you to create a board and share it with me. So when you share, select Share with Teacher.
OK, so let's go to sharing with Canvas, which I know a lot of you were asking about. It can be shared in Canvas. This is my home page, my home page banner. And you can-- I save this as an image file. I created-- on Buncee, I created a board, and then I selected the canvas size. So I wanted it to be a banner.
So I clicked Banner, and then it created the correct proportions. And then I downloaded it. You select Download. And then you click on the thumbnail. When you click on the thumbnail, you're creating a picture file. If you don't want the picture file, if you want to PDF, you can select Download as a PDF.
Let's see. Somebody asked if students will need to pay right now. This is a-- when you set up an account and you invite your students, they don't have to pay to join. And right now, Buncee is free.
So let's go to the embed, embedding within Canvas because I know some of you are interested in this. So to embed in a Canvas page, you include links to your-- you can include links to your padlets, quizzes, audio files, video links, and whatever else you would like. And this puts everything in the same place for students.
So you just create a page and then embed it. And you can embed with this little icon here. This is also a cool feature. If you can't see an image well, you can click on the image and it will enlarge. So if you can see up here on the controls, you have different options of how to-- what to insert and link. You can embed by clicking this one and entering the embed code.
I put a link, a secondary link here, as well, just in case students who might be using a device and it doesn't look the same as it would on my computer screen. They might have to scroll down and look for it. So I just put the link just in case they get a little lost looking for the embed.
Another way you can do this is to add it as an external link. This is my favorite way to add Buncees to Canvas, because when you add it this way, you can see how many people have viewed the board. And you can also-- you still have access to the control panel over here, the navigation bar. So students can use the navigation bar to interact with the Buncee.
And each page, of course, they have dynamic features to each page and the student can interact on each page. It's the same with the embed. But with the embed, you don't see the navigation bar and you don't see how many people have viewed it within Canvas. If you go to your account, you can always see that. Just to clarify, if I invite them, they will not need to pay. That's right, even after the trial. Students do not pay in any way when you create a course and you invite them.
So let's practice. So there's so much to this, and I want to cover as much as possible. But I also want to show you exactly what it looks like inside of Buncee. So I'm going to show you adding features. So I'm going to edit the presentation we're on right now. So now we're in Edit Mode.
And if you can see on the side here, I can navigate my pages when I'm in Edit Mode. And I'm going to look for this page. So we're going to practice. And I click on it. I click on my little text box. And I can move it around wherever I want.
Also, I don't like this font. So I'm going to double-click-- double-click. And then I'm going to choose which font. I like my-- let's see, my Ribeye Marrow. I like this one. And I need it to be a little bigger. So I'm going to go down to my control bar and change the size. And, uh oh, do you see that? It's kind of cut off. If I click out of there, I'm missing some of my text. So I need to make this box bigger. OK, so I did a little smiley face there.
OK, so now we can add-- we're going to add something else. Let's see, what can we add? We can add text, shapes, drawing, a Buncee 3D, an emoji, a message, a sticker. Let's go for an animation. So I'm looking here for an animation. Let's see what this guy does-- and this one. So I'm going to click it on here, and I can see that it's moving around.
Let's see. Somebody's asked me a question. How did you add the Bitmoji? So I'll add that for you. So here's an animation that's been added. Now I'm going to add a Bitmoji. So I'm going to go up to my toolbar where I have my Bitmojis. And let me see here. I think we're going to do the "Sanitize."
So I'm going to save the image to my computer. I'm going to save it. And then I'm going to go and I'm going to add an item over here. This is Add items. And I'm going to upload. Drag my file to the Uploads. It's here. So now I can just upload it. OK, it says, "Sanitize!"
And if I wanted to add a link, for example, to my little Bitmoji, I would double-click it and then click on-- do you see down here? I have options to delete this item, to add a link, to add audio, to flip it. Flip it, right? Turn it upside down. I have different features like that. So I'm going to double-click on it and add a link. So I could add a link to my Canvas, to the Canvas site at my institution or to my Google Classroom page or something or to a Quizlet, anything like that right.
I can also add a QR code for my presentation. I don't have to spend time going to a website and messing with that and creating a QR code because it's already done for me. Yay. That is a huge feature, I think, for me personally. I don't know about you guys, but I love that.
And I'm going to add-- let's see here. I could add videos from Khan Academy. I could add a sticker, a 360 image. I can also add-- this is really neat too. If you wanted to create a little interactive questionnaire, you could say, like, who is the vice president of the United States? And then we could say, Mike Pence or Oprah Winfrey?
So I'm going to-- I could add more, right? And this is the correct answer. So I'm going to save it here. And so when I'm meeting with my students, if I preview this-- it has to be in preview for you to see all the functionality. That's why I'm doing that. But I'm going to scroll over to that page down here so I can find where we were creating.
Here's my "Sanitize." And-- oops, it's not working right now. Darn it. But this is actually a fillable. Let me edit there. Oh, bummer. I'm sorry, guys. But you can-- it will come out with little fillable answers and questions. It's just not doing it for me right now. So let me put it here and save. Still not doing it. OK, anyways, you can play with that feature later. But you can get a fillable question and answer session going that way.
I'm going to delete that. So I don't like it there. It didn't work for me So how do I get rid of it? I'm going to click on it and then delete. It says, are you sure you want to delete this item? Yes. Delete it.
Can Buncee be used for a test? No. You could link it to a test. Do students need an account in order to use Buncee? No, they don't need it to actually engage with a board that you share with them. But they do need it to create a board.
So let's try another feature. If I want to import a URL, you can import a YouTube video, Vimeo, an image URL. You can do that there. You can record a video. It's not going to work for me right-- oh, OK. It will. Yay. Hi. How are you? I'm doing well. This is-- OK, so I'm going to stop. And you can see what's really behind me instead of my virtual background. Oh no, I should've thought of that. But it's in here.
So here's my video. I can also take a picture. I can-- if I wanted to add an audio link to this one. So I'll add audio. You just double-click on it. And then you say, hello, how are you doing? This is a little guy flying in the sky. And then you upload.
OK, and let me test it. Hello, how are you doing? This is a little guy flying in the sky. And then I'm going to add it. OK, so now when I'm in Presentation Mode, the Preview Mode, it will-- you can click on this little flying object and you can hear my voice.
And somebody asked, explain the use of the QR. So if this were-- for example, if I print this out as a PDF, somebody could scan that and actually get my presentation on their phone. Right now, if you scan that using a QR reader, you'll actually have the presentation on your phone. You can go to a site. It'll give you the link. OK, so that's how you use the QR.
Where does the QR take the students? It takes it to this board, to the actual Buncee I've been creating. And when setting up, do we select individual access or request Buncee for schools? If you want your whole-- if your whole school would like this, then maybe an administrator could set up the Buncee for schools. I use an individual account, an individual teacher because my institution does not pay for this. When setting up do we-- OK, all right, OK.
Let's see. Anything else you would like to see me add? Just go ahead. Send it to me really quick-- web image. You can search-- if I just want-- how about a frog? So it's going to look for an image of frogs. I'm going to choose Kermit. I'm going to put Kermit on there.
Now, something that's really important that I have to stress here because I learned this the hard way today-- again, if you want to see anything else, please put it in the chat or-- but if you are-- you can work on the same project on your phone and on your desktop. But it's important that you make sure you refresh any changes you make before you go and start editing on one of the-- if you're working on your phone, refresh so that that data is loaded into the cloud. If you make changes on your on your desktop, refresh so that that data is-- so everything is uploaded into the cloud.
Today, I was panicking because a lot of my presentation was wiped out because I made one change and I hadn't refreshed. So that's really important. You can edit simultaneously, but make sure you're vigilant about refreshing. And actually, I would suggest making a copy of your board if it's something like this where you're going to be presenting in a few minutes and you don't have time to reinvent the wheel.
So let's see. Let's look at the questions here. If students want to use Vegetable Garden Buncee in order to move the stickers, the vegetables, do they need to edit? I've experimented when I attempt to drag the stickers to view the stickers shown. OK, so maybe you have-- I think I know what-- I'm not quite sure. But, yes, you could go into Edit Mode and have-- so all of these right here are movable.
So someone could-- if you were sharing screens or doing an interactive session, they could-- oh, maybe not. You know what, I'm going to say no. My gut is going to say no here. It's not like Google Docs or Google Slides where you could actually-- multiple users are in the same account. So no. Multiple users can't be logged in to the same Buncee and working on it at the same time.
You could do that, like I said, with the phone and with the same account, but then the changes are not going to be predictable. So I would suggest-- I would not suggest trying to work with multiple people on one board at the same time. That seems to me like getting a little bit tricky.
And how can you connect it to Google Classroom ? You can share it as a link. You can-- in-- let me see. They have an entire pamphlet about this on-- about using it for Google Classrooms on their website. Let me show you. I'm going to preview this again
So this board is actually being saved to this presentation as we speak. I'm going to show my pages so I can navigate through my presentation. This is a really cool feature too, kind of like PowerPoint that has-- so right here I have Buncee's little manuals-- you have to click on the actual link-- manuals to working with Wakelet and Flipgrid. This one is Google Classroom, how to use with Google Classroom.
So when I send this out to you, please look through these links, Microsoft Teams and using the immersive reader. I had some little technical things with it today, but generally I've never had that happen before. So it must be me.
So let's take a look. Any more questions up here? The QR code takes you to a non-working link on my phone. OK, well, maybe because we weren't published yet. Let me see if I go to--
Anthony Burik: Katrina?
Katrina Tamura: Yes? Uh huh, am I running out?
Anthony Burik: No, no, no. This is Anthony. I just want to say, I actually got the QR code to work on my Android device.
Katrina Tamura: OK.
Anthony Burik: So Marisol mentioned that she has an iPhone. I don't know if there's something about the iPhone, but I got it to work on my Android.
Katrina Tamura: OK, great. OK, so on the Android it worked. But maybe somebody could try it on an iPhone. I've never had a problem with it. This is published right now. So you might try this one and see where it takes you. It should be the same one. So just try it again. Can I demonstrate the QR code? The QR code-- I'm not quite sure-- actually, I'm not quite sure.
Anthony Burik: Katrina?
Katrina Tamura: Mm-hmm?
Anthony Burik: Sorry. She was-- this is Akkia. She was asking about the link to the Google Classroom.
Katrina Tamura: Oh, OK.
Anthony Burik: So I actually put in the link to that document in her response.
Katrina Tamura: Thank you. OK, thank you. Yeah, I'm kind of running out of time. There's so many things to explore with Buncee, and I would really love to take you through more of them. But for right now it's just time for me to kind of turn this over to you and give you a chance to practice with it.
I want you to go to buncee.com. And you're going to be using my account. So I've created an account for session, OTAN Participants. And I've created a username, OTAN1. And I created a simple login for you. So you enter your username, and then you go to OTAN1, and then you do simple login, which is fox, penguin.
You could also use-- this as one of the things that were lost in the refresh was that you can also have a username and a unique password. I find it with my students, my ESL students. It's so nice to just be able to give them a simple login. So they just need to find the fields and enter the information, enter the code.
So let me just take you really quick. I know I'm running out of time here. But this is-- can you see my dashboard? This is my Buncee dashboard right here. And you can see all of my boards that I've created and the ones that are shared with me. So if I go to Shared With Me, I can see all of my student boards and it goes on and on. And here's some boards where presentations have been shared here.
And let's see. You can subscribe to boards. Let's see. So I'm going to log out of my account basically. I'm going to log out here, and I'm going to show you how to get in. So here is the Buncee home page. And do you remember our username? It was OTAN1. OK, and you get that little Next button, and you click here. And it was-- oh, what was the simple login? It was fox, penguin.
OK, so now I'm in. Now you're into your classroom. It's couldn't be easier, really. And now you're going to start. So you're going to create a Buncee. Create on 3.0. Start from scratch. And you can start by adding a background. Pick something or, if you don't like one of these, you can search for something else.
Add your text. Add information about yourself. And then you're going to share it. Share it. Oh, add a title. Like, put your name, right? MiraCosta. OK, so put your name and where you work. Done. And then you're going to share it with the teacher. And the teacher is Katrina Tamura. Share.
So now that is going to go into my account. You can also get the code, link it up, share to anywhere you want, post it to your social media. Here's the links for Google Classroom-- I think that's Google Classroom-- and Teams. I don't use Google Classroom, but I know many of you do. And then you could download it. You can download the thumbnail. Download it as a PDF. It'll get saved to your computer. And you can open the PDF, share it, store it, save it, however you would like to do it.
So let's see here. Let's go to questions. Last question-- I just signed up for individual free access, but a lot seems locked. Do you suggest paying the $10 monthly, I think you said? I do. I think it's worth it because I use it all the time. And you can also look into other options right now. Like I was talking about, they have other-- they have the COVID-19 free accounts and the teacher accounts, too, school accounts. So I hope that you all can try this out.
Oh, OK, so doing the login maybe-- you go to the Buncee front page. You're going to log in with OTAN1. This is only going to be live for today and tomorrow. So you better try it fast. I'm going to remove you from the classroom, OK? But try it, OK? This won't always work.
And then-- oh, OK. So I have lots of templates going here. These are all of you. Remember to add your name, OK? And then I'll be able to see it here. And I can also create a board. So I'll send you the presentation, and you'll see Shared With Me. I'm going to share the presentation with you. This presentation, you'll find it here in Shared With Me.
And then boards-- I'm going to set up another board so you can add. You would just take the embed link or the link to your project and then insert it here. So play with this and then let me know what you think. And I'm sorry I don't have more time to show you more things.
But just let me know what you think about this tool. How does it support your remote classroom? What projects could you assign? And again, please email me. Let me know if this was useful for you. Thank you so much.
Anthony Burik: OK, so yes. And Katrina has her information there if you want to go ahead and contact her if you have questions or for more information.