Lucidpress

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.

Getting Started with Lucidpress

Google Integration

  • 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.

Features

  • 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

Implement

Signing Up To Your LucidPress Educational Account
Lucidpress Integration with Google Classroom Tutorial
How to Use Lucidpress to Make a Pamphlet or Brochure
Lucidpress - making a digital booklet
Must Use Tool: Lucidpress, How to Sync Properly with Google Drive
LucidPress E-Newsletter
LucidPress Flyer