Lucidpress, a free design and publication app that will soon offer integration with Google Classroom, can help with both objectives. With its variety of professional templates and its easy-to-learn interface, it’s a perfect entry-level tool for students and teachers alike. Here are a few ways to make the most of it in the classroom.
What kind of group projects can be completed in Lucidpress? Here are just a few ideas:
- Science project reports
- Book reports
- Brochures for a research project
- Media collages about a country or historical event
- Flyers for school events
- Newsletters, either for parents for for classmates
The admin control panel makes it easy to differentiate between users with editorial and view-only privileges. Lucidpress’s new update for educators will even let students compile their work into a sleek digital portfolio.
Improve Presentation Skills
Standing in front of a class isn’t the only way to present. Nowadays, digital presentation can be just as important. Teachers can instill digital etiquette in their students by helping them prepare their Lucidpress documents to be shared online, whether that’s through social media or a class blog. As they become more aware of their digital audience, students’ quality of work will naturally improve.
Still, there’s nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned presentation. Once Lucidpress documents are finished, they make great presentations, whether they’re printed out physically or simply opened in a browser. By having your students explain their work to their parents or peers, they’ll internalize the information better themselves. Plus, they’ll be more eager to share
It’s easy to get started with Lucidpress: simply sign up for for an account with your school email, then request a free educational upgrade along with accounts for all of your students. If you like what you see, you can then move to a premium account, which offers administrative controls and additional storage, as well as Google Classroom integration.
About the author
Jacob Shumway, a native of the Intermountain West, recently graduated from BYU with a degree in English. He wishes he’d had tools like Lucidpress available to him as a student, but now he is content to share them with others.