What is Lucidpress?
Lucidpress is a web-based (nothing to install) drag-and-drop publishing and graphic design tool that allows students to create and share both print and digital content.Teachers can use this tool to create their own materials, like syllabi, parent newsletters, or class presentations. Easy online sharing and publishing options can help teachers build their professional brands by sharing content across their personal learning networks. For students, Lucidpress is especially useful for group projects that involve collaborating on a poster, report, or digital presentation. Multiple users can work on a project at once, in real time, as well as chat and leave comments. Teachers can request a free Educational account, which is the equivalent of a paid Team or Pro account, and provides access to all features. This is a great tool for upper elementary, middle and high school. The interface is difficult for younger students.
- Have students re-write Constitutional Amendments in their own words
- Have students make a flyer/ poster for a business
- Have students make a brochure about endangered animals
- Have students create a newsletter or newspaper]
- Have students create ebooks on a variety of topics
- Single Sign On – Teachers can sign in using their Google Domain Email Address
- It integrates with Google Apps so it’s a perfect fit for our district! Students can collaborate on documents just like they can with Google.
Lucidpress & the SAMR model
Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR model offers a lens for examining how technology is adopted in a classroom. As you strive to incorporate online tools into your classroom, we encourage you to use this model as an analytic tool.
Here are some examples of how using Lucidpress might fit within the SAMR model:
- Substitution: Students design a brochure, flyer, magazine, etc.on Lucidpress rather than on paper.
- Augmentation: Students can easily share their creations with a broader community.
- Modification: Students and teachers can create interactive, multimodal images that incorporate videos, maps, text, links, and graphics.
- Redefinition: Creations can be displayed locally or shared internationally to extend conversations and discussions globally.
Far too often, technology is used as a direct substitute for other low-tech tools (e.g., pencil and paper). While substitution has some benefits (e.g., students develop their technology skills and knowledge), we encourage you to think about how you might use Google Classroom to modify or redefine learning.
- Full text control
- Accessible content
- Print export options
- Digital publishing links
- Sophisticated data encryption
- Robust backup
- Secure data centers
- High-quality templates
- Drag and drop functionality
- Sign up for a free Lucidpress for Education Account
- Use Lucidpress with your students! The best way to learn is to dive in!
- A great way to start is by using a lesson already created in the Lucidpress Education Collection.
- Next, create a lesson of your own and use it with your students!